Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now is the time to begin The Birthing Room’s Pathway for an Empowered Birth…


Pregnancy is such an exciting time of growth and change. Making informed choices about nutrition, exercise, emotional health and birth planning can have incredibly positive impact on your birth experience.  This all begins with having the right information and the right tools to make informed decisions. No matter where your pregnancy journey has taken you so far, our individualised pregnancy antenatal education options will help the arrival of your little one be more empowered, unique and positive.

  • The Birthing Room Antenatal Classes

    • Open for enrollment now!
    • A holistic, unique, online programme unlike any other
    • Provides support and education for expectant families from their first trimester right through to the end of baby's first 3 months after birth
    • Connect with other expectant families in your local area
    • Eliminates the need for transport
    • Ensures those living in rural areas, those who work shift work, couples living in different cities, or hospitalised Mama's still have access to world class antenatal education
    • Live Q & A sessions and social media forums to ensure all of your questions about pregnancy and parenting are answered as they come up
    • Hear first hand experiences from families who have walked the journey ahead of you
    • Only $40 for 12 months of education!!
    • Receive a bonus FREE online mini course 'Optimal Cord Clamping & Care of the Placenta'
    • By subscribing to our mailing list you'll be the first to hear of course release dates and topics. You'll also receive free pre-release course material!

Click here for more information about The Birthing Room Online Antenatal Classes

  • Book The Birthing Room's Private Antenatal Sessions

    • Individualised sessions that can be done in the comfort of your own home via Skype/Google Hangouts.
    • Sessions can be done on your own, as a couple, or with your whānau (family). This means whoever you are choosing to support you during your birth and afterwards can attend with you, ensuring you all hold the same knowledge.
    • The choice of topics is yours! You have the option to pick and choose from the range of topics offered, as well as adding in any of your own. This means that topics that are relevant to your situation such as multiple birth, or pregnancy diabetes can easily be part of your antenatal education.
    • Because of the flexibility available with individualised sessions they can be tailored to meet the needs of any people who would usually miss out on antenatal education. These include high profile New Zealanders, parents-to-be with busy work schedules, immigrants, families with transport issues including families in rural areas, teen parents-t0-be, mums-t0-be in hospital, those with other children, and those with previous birth trauma.
    • Can be done as a world class education course on its own, or in conjunction with attending a group course elsewhere.
    • Cost: $60/hr via Skype/Google Hangouts - $60/hr in person (offered to Kaikōura residents only)
  • Like to receive a FREE trial?

Try our online mini course on Optimal Cord Clamping & Care of the Placenta for FREE! Not only will this online mini course empower you with evidence-based information to help you have a more positive birth experience, it's also a great no obligation way to see if you'll enjoy our Online Antenatal Classes.

Click here to enroll in The Birthing Room's  FREE mini course


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The Birthing Room Online Antenatal Classes

Optimal Cord Clamping and Care of the Placenta


The Birthing Room offers a range of workshops and conferences to both families and health professionals. To find out what's up and coming in 2018 please subscribe to our mailing list.

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The Parenting Place – Toolbox Parenting Groups

Build a Great Family Team

Great kids need great parents and with the right tools anyone can be a great parent! Whether you are a grandparent, parenting with a partner, a sole parent, a blended or foster family Toolbox has something to offer. If you are looking for practical strategies, inspiration, encouragement and insight then a Toolbox parenting group is for you.
In an informal, relaxed and friendly environment participants are equipped with practical skills and strategies that can be immediately put to use. Over six sessions key parenting principles are explored and participants are encouraged in their parenting.
-The Parenting Place

Parent team Dan & Rosemary Joyce facilitate Toolbox Parenting Groups: Early Years (0-6) and Middle Years (6-12) at THE BIRTHING ROOM. The cost of the course is $75 per person or $110 per couple or if you come with a friend (incl. GST). Subsidies are available upon request for those who can’t afford these fees. Thanks to recent government funding we are able to provide Toolbox free of charge to all grandparents raising grandchildren, foster carers, whanau caregivers, home for life parents and adopters. Participants who attend an Early or Middle Years course receive a free subscription to Parenting magazine.

To find out more about Toolbox Parenting Groups or other services that The Parenting Place offers, check out
To register your interest for a Toolbox Parenting Group at THE BIRTHING ROOM email

Toolbox Parenting Groups: The Middle Years
The Birthing Room’s next Toolbox Parenting Group will be held shortly in New Brighton! Monday evenings, August 8th-September 12th 2016. Be in quick to register your place.
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