MilkPads Are Here!

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The Birthing Room is delighted to announce we now stock MilkPads! Locally made, eco-friendly products that help make your breastfeeding journey a little bit easier. MilkPads have reusable breast pads for light, medium and heavy leakage (covering both your day and night time needs), and for small to large breast sizes. If you are not sure where to start, why not try a MilkPads Starter Pack? You can check out all your choices at The Birthing Room's Facebook shop, while our website shop is currently being built behind the scenes. Happy shopping! The Birthing Room's Facebook Shop

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BECOME A CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR OR DOULA!

Doula birth companion

Doula birth companion

Antenatal classes Canterbury

Antenatal classes Canterbury

BIRTHWORKS WORKSHOPS COMING SOON!

Does working with expectant families light a fire within you? Do you feel passionate about seeing families have positive birth experiences in New Zealand? Well, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

BirthWorks International are hosting three workshops in New Zealand this June, designed to equip training childbirth educators and doulas with practical and empowering skills. BirthWorks courses are based on a philosophy that women intuitively know how to give birth, and therefore childbirth is not a skill that can be taught. BirthWorks childbirth educators and doulas empower families-to-be with confidence and trust in their instinctual ability to birth their baby. That's what makes BirthWorks unique!

Auckland: Childbirth Educator Workshop, June 15th-17th 2016. Can be done as part of the BirthWorks International Childbirth Educator Programme, or a an ongoing education workshop for CBE's and midwives in NZ.

Auckland: Doula Workshop, June 18th-20th 2016. Can be done as part of the BirthWorks International Doula Programme, or a an ongoing education workshop for CBE's, midwives, and doulas in NZ.

Christchurch: Accelerated Childbirth Educator and Doula Workshop (ACED), June 10th-13th 2016. Can be done as part of the BirthWorks International ACED Programme.

Registrations need to be in ASAP. So to find out more about these upcoming workshops click here.

WIN A FREE ANTENATAL CLASS WITH THE BIRTHING ROOM!

Class giveaway

Are you expecting another baby in 2016? In New Zealand the sad reality is that many people have experienced a birth that left them feeling disappointed, disrespected, with lack of confidence in their body, and with physical or emotional hurt. Both Mum and Dad can be left feeling traumatised. The Birthing Room believes that everyone is entitled to a birth that makes them feel empowered, respected, loved, confident, and listened to. And this does not depend on whether or not everything went smoothly. So we'd like to give more people an opportunity to have an empowered birth!

To receive a chance to win your place in The Birthing Room's November 2016 antenatal courses in Christchurch or North Canterbury all you need to do is comment on our post, telling us which November course you'd like to attend, and then share the post on your timeline. It's that easy! The Birthing Room Facebook Page Sharing our Facebook competition with your friends and family who are expecting also gives them the opportunity to have a positive birth experience. Happy entering!

To check out our up coming antenatal courses CLICK HERE

Terms and conditions of entry

The Birthing Room will be giving away one place in each of The Birthing Room's BirthWorks antenatal courses in 2016. This includes both Canterbury and North Canterbury courses.

The prize applies to BirthWorks classes only. It does not include BabyCalm, The Birthing Room Online Classes, or The Birthing Room workshops or conferences.

Entries are limited to those who are expecting another baby. This includes families who have had a baby over 20wks of pregnancy who has passed away and do not have any other children.

To enter you must be a resident in Canterbury, or willing to make your own way to the course. The prize does not include flights, accommodation, or travel costs.

The prize is not redeemable for cash, and cannot be transferred to another person. The prize is not transferable to another antenatal course with The Birthing Room, it will apply to the course won only.

The prize winner's name and photograph, and that of their partner can be used on The Birthing Room website and in their newsletters for promotional and advertising purposes, only in relation to the competition won.

The prize must be claimed by the winner within 10 days of announcement, or the prize winner will be redrawn. The winner will be announced on both Facebook and The Birthing Room's website.

Good luck!

LIKE TO UNDERSTAND YOUR NEWBORN?

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What is your greatest fear about parenting? For many families-to-be it is how they are going to settle their baby. "What to do with baby" is frequently written on The Birthing Room's questionnaire, when asking families what they most want to cover in antenatal classes.

Well help is at hand! BabyCalm & ToddlerCalm have a workshop THIS SATURDAY February 27th in Christchurch that has a couple of spaces left! This 3hr antenatal workshop is ideal for parents to be who would like the best evidence-based information on:

"Why babies cry and how to calm them"
"Why babies sleep the way they do and how you can help them to sleep a little more"

This workshop is attended by The Birthing Room families to be, and is our #1 recommended workshop by families who visit classes with their newborn.

You can book online here

EXCITING EVENTS FOR FAMILIES COMING UP IN CHRISTCHURCH

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If you currently pregnant or have recently had a baby, and live in Canterbury, I've got great news for you! There are three exciting events coming up which I whole-heartedly recommend attending...

Pelvic Floor Matters® have their workshop coming up, which is perfect for all women who are wanting more information about keeping or obtaining a healthy pelvic floor. If you are looking at getting back into exercise now your baby has been born, or are struggling with incontinence issues or a weakened pelvic floor muscle, this is the workshop for you.

14 March 2016 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: YMCA Christchurch City - 12 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Pelvic Floor Matters® - an informative seminar for every woman. No matter your age or stage in life. Don’t miss out. Tell your friends. Make it a night out with the girls!

Brought to you by Gratitude Fitness, Vicki – Personal Trainer and Registered Nurse and Maree Frost Physiotherapy, Maree – Physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor health.
www.mareefrostphysiotherapy.co.nz
Find out more here

Gratitude Fitness 8 Week Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise Programme

Winner of the NZ Exercise Industry Awards for Initiative Award 2015! This 8 week programme is the best new Mum gift for life ~ Perfect gift for the Baby Shower ~ For a Life Less Ordinary
Find out more here

The Nappy Lady Workshops

Coming up in both Christchurch and Selwyn. During this 2.5 hour seminar you will get lots of exciting and inspirational information around ways you can minimize waste at home especially with a baby and you will also learn a bit about modern cloth nappy options too. This workshop has been beneficial to so many of The Birthing Room's expectant parents, and books out very quickly, so make sure you register asap!

Find out more here

CANTERBURY ANTENATAL CLASS WINNERS

Class giveaway

Many parents find they come away from their first birth experience with their hopes and dreams shattered, with feelings of failure, despair and disappointment. Here at The Birthing Room, we believe this should be a rare event as birth is meant to be challenging, yes, but also empowering, incredible, intuitive, bonding, and... HEALING!

We believe this SO much that we have given away a spot in each of our February Canterbury antenatal classes to three families having another baby, so they can experience the healing and empowerment themselves! The lucky winners are:

  1. Elizabeth Bowen -North Canterbury Antenatal Classes Feb 11th-March 17th
  2. Isabel Foster -Christchurch Antenatal Classes Feb 3rd-March 9th
  3. Casey & Adam Curtis -Christchurch Antenatal Classes Feb 20th-March 12th

If you are one of our lucky winners, please email The Birthing Room within 10 days to claim your prize. contact us here

If you have missed out this time around, don't despair... Our March antenatal class give away is just around the corner!

HAVING ANOTHER BABY? WIN A FREE ANTENATAL COURSE!

Class giveaway

For every antenatal course in 2016, The Birthing Room is giving away one place to those having another baby!

Are you expecting another baby in 2016? In New Zealand the sad reality is that many people have experienced a birth that left them feeling disappointed, disrespected, with lack of confidence in their body, and with physical or emotional hurt. Both Mum and Dad can be left feeling traumatised. The Birthing Room believes that everyone is entitled to a birth that makes them feel empowered, respected, loved, confident, and listened to. And this does not depend on whether or not everything went smoothly. So we'd like to give more people an opportunity to have an empowered birth!

To receive a chance to win your place in one of The Birthing Room's antenatal courses in 2016, all you need to do is comment on our Facebook competition, by writing which upcoming antenatal class you'd like to be a part of. It's that easy! The Birthing Room Facebook Page Please share our Facebook competition with your friends and family who are expecting, and help them also have a positive birth experience.

To check out our up coming antenatal courses CLICK HERE

Terms and conditions of entry

The Birthing Room will be giving away one place in each of The Birthing Room's BirthWorks antenatal courses in 2016. This includes both Canterbury and North Canterbury courses.

The prize applies to BirthWorks only. It does not include BabyCalm, or The Birthing Room workshops or conferences.

Entries are limited to those who are expecting another baby. This includes families who have had a baby over 20wks of pregnancy who has passed away and do not have any other children.

To enter you must be a resident in Canterbury, or willing to make your own way to the course. The prize does not include flights, accommodation, or travel costs.

The prize is not redeemable for cash, and cannot be transferred to another person. The prize is not transferable to another antenatal course with The Birthing Room, it will apply to the course won only.

The prize winner's name and photograph, and that of their partner can be used on The Birthing Room website and in their newsletters for promotional and advertising purposes, only in relation to the competition won.

The prize must be claimed by the winner within 10 days of announcement, or the prize winner will be redrawn. The winner will be announced on both Facebook and The Birthing Room's website.

Good luck!

New Zealand Childbirth Educators Needed!

New Zealand Antenatal Classes

New Zealand Antenatal Classes

Empowered birth: Does this light a fire of passion in you? The Birthing Room is looking for new Childbirth Educators to join their team. Could this be you?? Whether you are already a CBE or midwife, or just someone who loves to see families have positive birth experiences, there is a pathway for you to come and join our awesome team!

The first step is to gain a BirthWorks International certification in Childbirth Education, or join their Accelerated Doula and Childbirth Educator programme. BirthWorks International will be holding their annual workshops in New Zealand in June 2016, both in the South and North Islands. This is a fantastic opportunity to up skill to a BirthWorks qualification or to begin a new career as a Childbirth Educator. These 3-4 day workshops are life transforming, both professionally and personally, and are a prerequisite to facilitating The Birthing Room Antenatal Classes. Both BirthWorks programmes are able to be started at any time, and are mostly a long distance packages, seeing you well on the way through your qualification before the workshops in June.

To find out more about becoming a BirthWorks Childbirth Educator check out BirthWorks International or Contact Us