• Do you¬†struggle to find reliable, in-depth, evidence-based information to support your practice or teaching?

  • Do you want to be part of a diverse and supportive community that encourages discussion, debate and learning?

As a Reclaiming Childbirth Collective member, you have access to a Learning Library of evidence-based lessons, Q&As, community discussions and more.

New subscriptions open January 2024

Join Waitlist

The collective is for you if you:

  • Work with women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, or teach those who do
    (midwives, doulas, birth workers, educators, students, etc.)

  • Want in-depth and engaging evidence-based¬†information about childbirth and childbirth practices

  • Like to think critically, ask questions and share your knowledge with others

  • Want to¬†connect with a diverse community of people¬†to learn and build solidarity


What to expect when you join

The collective is a hub of learning and community facilitated by Dr Rachel Reed. New content is added each month. As a member, you have access to resources including:

Community Forum

Space to gather, share, ask questions and support each other

Learning Library

Access a growing library of lessons on a range of topics

Q&A Sessions

Get in-depth answers to your questions


My short musings and rants on a variety of issues

Kylie Gillespie
(Birth Educator)

I joined The Birth Collective as a founding member, selfishly, to tap into Rachel’s extensive knowledge and experience! I have not been disappointed. But, what I really joined was a group of like-minded women with open minds, a thirst for truth and inspiration, a wealth of life- and professional experience and a mindset of sharing and helping others, all headed up by one of my go-to ‘resources’ (Rachel) and all in the spirit of reclaiming birth for women and babies. It’s almost like having Rachel on tap, and the conversation in the Collective is continuous, challenging (the narrative and personal beliefs), inspiring (to be part of a group so keen to serve women), entertaining (raw, real and honest) and wonderfully enlightening. Thank you Rachel and The Birth Collective team.

Amy McDonald 

As a new graduate, The Collective has not only given me a sense of community, but a new found confidence in developing my own practice in a way that aligns with my midwifery philosophy. I feel that starting out in midwifery, it is extremely easy to fall into flow with the not so woman-centred practices at a busy hospital, because that is “just the way things are done”. The education and guidance that I have received in The Collective gives me the confidence to implement my learnings in an evidence based, woman centred approach without worrying too much about what other people think of me. I’m excited to become the midwife I want to be!

Tori Blake 
(Student Midwife)

As a student midwife, learning to work within the current maternity system can be challenging to say the least. Fortunately, being part of the collective is the antidote! It has kept me inspired, curious and excited for my future in midwifery. The lesson content is thoughtful and detailed, while still being relevant and applicable to all in the birth world – from students to seasoned midwives. Not to mention that having direct access to Rachel to ask her questions each month is invaluable. I’m excited for the community to grow and to connect with more likeminded women in this space.

Mina Sarenac 
(Doula, Lactation Consultant, Photographer)

Entering the Collective changed my whole view on what physiology and trust in birth really means. The knowledge Rachel shares is incredibly vast but still she makes every lesson easy to comprehend. There are also many brilliant women here,  discussing and questioning important topics regarding birth. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be part of this remarkable group.

Frequently Asked Questions

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