Rosemary (7 of 22)The Birthing Room seeks to empower parents through evidence-based education about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Our BirthWorks Antenatal Classes, Doula Birth Companion Service, Events & Workshops promote positive childbirth experiences. We also facilitate The Parenting Place: Toolbox Parenting Groups.

I am Rosemary Joyce, owner and operator of The Birthing Room. I am a Registered Nurse, BirthWorks International Childbirth Educator and a BirthWorks International Doula Student. I am also a mother of four, giving me vast childbirth experiences. These include a caesarean, three VBACs, a breech VBAC, ‘overdue’ babies and premature babies.

I believe childbirth is a normal, special part of family life. Every birth is unique, the knowledge of which resides inside every woman. I love to see parents surrounded with love and support during their pregnancy and birth, feeling empowered to make informed decisions, and having positive birth experiences. To find out how I can best support you in your journey click on the following links, or contact


Antenatal Classes

BirthWorks Antenatal Classes are empowering, holistic & transforming, increasing self confidence, & trust & faith in a woman’s ability to give birth.

Parenting Classes

The Parenting Place: Toolbox Parenting Groups offer practical strategies, inspiration, encouragement and insight for parents of
children young and old. Whether you are parenting alone or with a partner, are a grandparent, or a blended or foster family, Toolbox has something for you.

Doula Birth Companion Service

Our Doula Birth Companion Service offers birthing families continuous emotional, physical & practical support/presence during their baby’s birth. Ideal for those who would like a support person at their birth, but don’t have a family member or friend suitable, or those who have experienced previous birth trauma.


The Birthing Room upholds The New Zealand Nursing Council Code of Conduct, which is based on the values of respect, trust, partnership & integrity, as well as the Doula NZ Code of Conduct. If you are not happy with the service we have provided, or would like to place any feedback please do not hesitate to contact us.