Kia Ora – Welcome

Congratulations – you’re having a baby!

Welcome to birthEd, where you’ll find the information you need to best prepare you for pregnancy, labour, birth and the first weeks as new parents, all based in the Wellington region. Our series of courses are designed to meet the needs of first time parents who want to be informed about the normal birth process and how they can best support the birth of their baby, establish successful breastfeeding and be prepared to become new parents.

Our Story

Our story begins in 2004 with a local midwife and an educator who became aware of the need for top quality, accessible and friendly childbirth classes in the Hutt Valley and Wellington regions. They became passionate about designing a set of courses that would meet the needs of parents of different ages and cultural backgrounds. Today birthEd has a team of midwives, childbirth and lactation educators who are constantly updating their knowledge and skills to bring participants the latest information. Each birthEd course facilitator has been trained not only as a midwife and/or childbirth educator, but in the birthEd philosophy and attitude of acceptance, and in creating an atmosphere of relaxation and fun. birthEd is proud to have such a professional, innovative and passionate team of educators who want to inform and empower parents to give them the best start to their parenting journey. This is in keeping with our philosophy, mission and vision.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide excellence in education through a comprehensive inter-active programme encompassing pregnancy, birth and parenting. We aim to promote, support and encourage natural birth; well-informed, self-empowered parents and healthy, breast-fed babies.

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