It’s her choice

It’s her choice

Choosing homebirth can be monumental, or it can be as ordinary as laundry and cups of tea. Each step to homebirth can be lifechanging,…

Our News

Our News

Every season we update you with the events that are happening in our regions. This is an opportunity to see what is happening through…

A voice in birth

A voice in birth

Catherine and her family use NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) which is an official language in Aotearoa, how were their needs supported in a birth space?

Divine Feminine Power

Divine Feminine Power

As women we were gifted with the ability to grow life inside us, and birth it into being. We have the ability to nourish and nurture life

Te Ira Tāne

Te Ira Tāne

Born on the first day of Spring 21 years ago the first name of our second born ‘te ira tāne’ (male born son) Te…

Spring Hui Debrief

Spring Hui Debrief

As I watched the horror of the US election unfold the other night and I downed the last of a musty old bottle of…

Hayely Dawn is born

Hayely Dawn is born

My pregnancy had been pretty straight forward. Being my fourth baby I was feeling relaxed and just went with the flow. My first two…

Placenta Traditions

Placenta Traditions

For centuries the placenta has received ceremonial handling by many cultures around the world. In western medicine the human placenta is usually regarded as…

Beltane Bunnies

Beltane Bunnies

Spring has well and truly sprung, and bunnies are a ubiquitous symbol for spring and the new life that comes with it. Last week…

Home Birth Reflections

Home Birth Reflections

I think it was my mother who ended up raving about it for months on end. Every time we skyped she somehow managed to…

Sunscreen for Summer

Sunscreen for Summer

As summer comes, we start to think about lazy sunny days, beach outings and sunshine. We also start to think about sun protection.  While…

Time for a Spring Clean

Time for a Spring Clean

It’s Spring time and inevitably we start looking ahead to the summer – and you’ll start hearing that Detox word again. I’m personally not…

Tepache for Birth

Tepache for Birth

Waiting for birth to come can sometimes feel like the longest wait of all. It’s easy to feel frustrated and anxious or just plain…

Summer Salted Salad

Summer Salted Salad

In summer we start to see melons, cucumber and other fleshy fruit appear in stores. These are perfect ingredients for a salad that is…