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Birth International | Jane Palmer

Birth International

Midwife & Online Retailer


Australia and New Zealand | Online

P:  02 9630 5357
IG: @birthinternational
FB: @BirthInternational


Birth International was established initially by Andrea Robertson, a childbirth educator with an international reputation for her extensive experience and skills in childbirth education.

In 1985, Andrea established Associates in Childbirth Education (ACE). ACE was a private educational consultancy with the aim of:

  • training childbirth educators
  • providing in-service training, and 
  • updating workshops for midwives and other health professionals interested in birth

Andrea also set up the sister business, ACE Graphics, which developed a unique range of teaching aids, equipment and books supporting the “active birth” philosophy and midwifery care.

1997 heralded the formation of the company Birth International, bringing Associates in Childbirth Education and ACE Graphics under the same umbrella.

Andrea ran Birth International until 2015, when she tragically died suddenly and unexpectedly. She’s greatly missed by both those who knew her personally or via the birth education profession.

On 25 November 2015, Jane Palmer from Pregnancy Birth and Beyond Pty Ltd purchased the assets of Birth International. Jane later established Birth International Pty Ltd on 1 July 2018.

Why are we different?
Birth International is the only organisation in Australia that:

  • runs a range of courses for hospital midwives within health facilities
  • offers training courses on active birth and childbirth education for health professionals
  • provides a range of active birth products
  • produces and publishes our range of teaching aids (in Australia) 

We’re also well-known for:

  • having a clear vision of our purpose and objectives
  • our enthusiastic staff, who support the company’s goals and philosophy
  • our high-quality service
  • being independent of health care systems
  • our ability to act quickly to fill gaps in services or products
  • responding promptly to our client’s needs
  • taking considered risks where necessary

We sell the most extensive range of birth pools and accessories enabling easy access for customers due to our location keeps shipping costs low because of a high volume of sales and due to special rates with Australia Post has unique experience in the industry, is long-established and well known maintains a massive database containing more than 17,500 customers.

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