Support Networks

Who do we list?

CANA aims to list only those support services that fit with our mission, ethics and policies.

Birthtalk: Makes Birth Better (Brisbane, Qld). 
Website: www.birthtalk.org
Email: info@birthtalk.org
Address: Toowong Rehabilitation Centre, 13 Morley Street, Toowong, 4066
Phone: 07 3878 7915 (Deb)

Birthing Journeys (Gold Coast, Qld) 
Contact: Chelsea Everingham
Web: http://birthingjourneysgroup.webs.com/

Birth Buddies – Birth after C-Section information and support group (Townsville and Thuringowa region, Qld) 
Email: philippa.s@people.net.au
Phone: 47734075
Mobile: 0407648349

CARES-SA (Adelaide, SA) 
Website: www.cares-sa.org.au

Birthrites: Healing after caesarean (Perth, WA) 
Website: www.birthrites.org
Email: convenor@birthrites.org

Birth Works: (Melbourne, Vic)
Website: www.birthworks.com.au
Email: info@birthworks.com.au
Mob 0407 685 933

Sydney and Central Coast NBAC Support Group (NSW)
Monthly meetings held in Sydney and Central Coast
Contact Anna Russell 0403 999 499
www.syndeydoulas.com.au (or facebook)

There are several online forums which have areas dedicated to VBAC and Caesareans. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of misinformation, and enthusiastic opinions that get posted by well-intentioned individuals can cause unnecessary distress and/or confusion. That said, support from an online community can be really beneficial, especially if you are isolated or don’t have good support around you in real life.
Below is an online discussion list that CANA recommends to get you started.

ICAN-International Caesarean Awareness Network