The founding of Birth
Birth was the brainchild of childbirth educator Sandra Robinson. Her idea was conceived with Catherine Price (a midwife) in September 1999. What started as a simple concept to create online childbirth education classes, rapidly mushroomed into a vast resource library of information on everything from how to conceive your baby, through the journey of pregnancy, birth and early parenting. As two mothers working part-time in their chosen professions, it took a little over 2 years to design the website and write enough content to launch in December 2001. While administrating the site, it took another 2 years to complete the 1.2 million words of content on over 600 topics currently available. In September 2004, birth.com.au was published as BIRTH
the book through PanMacmillan. Birth is now in its 5th reprint.
Catherine and Sandra's main aim was to provide quality information for all parents that was research-based and balanced, encompassing every aspect of medical care and natural therapies. Since then, Birth has grown to include the birthtalks discussion forum
(added in 2003), a week by week pregnancy email
service, baby and parenting update email
service and a birtharrivals announcement
A word from our founders
“Birth.com.au is now well-recognised by parents and health professionals alike as Australia's premier website for pregnancy, birth and parenting information. We are constantly amazed at our capacity to nurture this special venture, but know how important its creation has been. We hope you agree.”
A new partnership
Birth entered a partnership with Kidspot.com.au Pty Ltd (www.kidspot.com.au
), Australia’s #1 destination for parents, in February 2009 to evolve its offering and grow its base of visitors and members. Kidspot worked with the Birth users and membership base to modernise the website design and make it easier for users to navigate to the information and tools of interest. All of the expert content and community remain the same.
For more information on Kidspot, please visit the Kidspot About Us Page
To buy Birth, the book, please visit www.birthnet.com.au
for an autographed copy.
To advertise with birth or request more information on sponsorship, promotion, sampling and more, please call Imogen Lawrence: 03 9697 0810 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Birth is part of the SheSpot portfolio
of independent, premium websites speaking to Australian women’s interests and passions.
Birth Pty Ltd
Level 5, 14 Queens Road
Melbourne Vic 3004
Ph: 1300 724 575