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Birthing in Our Community

The Birthing in Our Community (BiOC) is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led service for mums, bubs and families in southeast Queensland. It runs out of hubs in Caboolture and  Strathpine(North hubs), Logan, Salisbury, and Wynnum (Brisbane’s bayside and North Stradbroke Island). This program has been supporting mob since 2013 and continues to provide:

  • A midwifery services throughout pregnancy, birthing and the postnatal period.
  • An Indigenous Family Support Practitioner service to support mums-to-be throughout pregnancy and services after.
  • We provide community-based hubs, which are safe and welcoming for families to access and participate in activities.

To find services you can access, click the BiOC Hub closest to you, on the left-hand side.

 

The Birthing in Our Community (BiOC) model of care was established in 2013 in the South Brisbane region, the BiOC program began as a partnership between the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH), the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS Brisbane) and the Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

Developed and implemented under First Nations leadership, BiOC delivers a unique model of maternity care that provides comprehensive and culturally informed maternal and infant health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

The program is integrated within a family services model grounded within a culturally intrinsic parenting model which supports connection, belonging and cultural growth.  The service is supported by an Indigenous workforce strategy and is based out of a culturally-safe and welcoming Aboriginal Community Controlled community-based hub.

Learn more about the history of BiOC!

Our journey. Walking beside our families.

In 2023, we celebrated BiOC’s 10-year anniversary. We created these videos to mark this occasion and to celebrate the journey of you, our community who have come through the BiOC program. Take the time to watch what mob have to say about how BiOC helped them and their families.