Welcome

We are a group of people who know childbirth is a safe, normal and positive life event. Our aim is to share our passion, excitement and knowledge to support mums-and-dads-to-be during their journey through pregnancy, birth, and parenthood.


Some people think “natural” childbirth, waterbirth or homebirth are for the lucky or the brave.  We believe natural childbirth is the right of every birthing woman, and every baby.  Not every woman will have an intervention-free birth every time, but most women can, most of the time, given the right preparation, attitude, support, and birthing environment.


Childbirth can, and should be, an amazing, empowering and life changing experience.  So we would like to help you experience the power of positive childbirth.


This is a very special time for you, a time for celebration, a time for reflection and a time for preparation. We encourage you to take responsibility for all you can to make things the best they can be - physically, mentally and spiritually - to bring your beautiful baby in to this world.


We hope to inspire and empower you to trust your body and celebrate a truly magical experience.


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Choices in Childbirth Contractor Role

Active Birth Taranaki is seeking a project coordinator and facilitator for our Choices in Childbirth Classes which take place three times per year consisting of three nights each. (October 2021, February 2022 and June 2022)


Active Birth Taranaki is a group of people who know childbirth is a safe, normal and positive life event. Our aim is to share our passion, excitement and knowledge to support mums-and-dads-to-be during their journey through pregnancy, birth, and parenthood.


The contract is to deliver the following outcomes:

  • promote the classes, 

  • manage bookings of attendees,

  • schedule speakers for the classes

  • prepare the teaching space prior to the class and pack down afterwards.

  • facilitate the classes and conversation amongst attendees

  • collate feedback from attendees. 


This role is about coordination and facilitation but not about offering medical advice or advice  about birth or caring for newborn babies. Contract rate $35 dollars an hour.


If you are self motivated, outgoing and passionate about supporting our birthing whanau we would love to hear from you and discuss this role further. Send your enquiry with relevant information to admin@activebirthtaranaki.org.nz before 3rdOctober. http://www.activebirthtaranaki.org.nz/