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Birthbalance Connect offers

  • Childbirth and Parenting (antenatal) education courses http://birthbalance.co.nz/next-available-courses/
  • Birth support/doula Service
  • Pregnancy exercise classes / Pregnancy and pediatric Chiropractic care
  • Pregnancy and baby massage (in home).  Gift vouchers available.
  • Breastfeeding support services
  • Facilitated coffee groups

Pregnancy and Parenting (Antenatal) courses

Birthbalance offer comprehensive 12 hour courses (Botany only) and 7 hour condensed courses (Botany and Pukekohe).  Our condensed courses are similar in content to the 12 hour courses but some of the topics are presented in a condensed format.  Topics such as labour and birth, breastfeeding and safe sleeping are in full format in the condensed course.

Birth support/Doula –  Have you ever considered the benefits of a Doula?

Your amazing body already knows how to birth your baby…. A Doulas role is to guide you and empower you to trust your body by creating a safe, relaxed and caring environment without interruptions. Your Doula will do the running around…. heating wheat bags, massaging for hours, getting refreshments, talking to family members, liaising with your midwife or doctor.

Having a supportive Doula has proven to reduce pain levels, reduce the need for medical pain relief medication, as well as reducing the length of each phase of labour.  Caring support from your Doula will enable you and your partner to relax and spend quiet time together during labour while empowering you to have the birth that YOU want.

To find out more about the positive support of a Doula, please phone or email michele@birthbalance.co.nz and see our feedback comment on the menu bar.

Pregnancy exercise classes

Birthbalance has partnered up with local qualified pregnancy exercise facilitators to offer a range of tailored health and fitness opportunities for pregnant women.  Contact Birthbalance for recommended providers or see www.pregnancybarre.co.nz for a timetable.

Birthbalance relaxing pregnancy and baby massage…. BOOK EARLY AS APPOINTMENT TIMES FILL FAST!

Tired legs, aching joints, sore lower back, or just because you deserve it!…. Treat yourself to a luxurious pregnancy massage.  Birthbalance Connect have a partnership with qualified pregnancy and baby massage therapists to ensure you and your baby are well cared for.  Our baby massage therapist will organise a home visit or a course for your coffee group (Independent therapist prices may vary to Birthbalance massage prices).

During your pregnancy the hormones Progesterone and Relaxin begin to relax the joints in your pelvis in preparation for baby’s birth.  As these joints relax, they become more unstable which can lead to discomfort and aching.  It is important not to over-stretch these joints at this time.  Your exercise regime should be adjusted to low impact workouts as your pregnancy progresses to avoid injury to the joints.  Specific pregnancy massage can help ease any discomfort, and help with relaxation. If you wish to find out more information about a relaxing pregnancy massage, or to book an appointment phone or text  021 353313 or alternatively email michele@birthbalance.co.nz

Michele has been a qualified massage therapist for over 20 years.

Birthbalance relaxing pregnancy massage price list

60 minutes of pure luxury                                                  $ 80.00

90 minutes ‘top to toe total indulgence’                        $100.00

5 luxury prebooked..  60 minutes of ‘pure bliss’            $400.00

A ‘somebody loves you’ 10 prebooked 60 minutes       $800.00

Birthbalance  Breastfeeding and Postnatal Support/mentoring

New baby….new challenges.   The realities of early parenting can be overwhelming.  Birthbalance are here to help you settle in with your new baby.   Sometimes just to have someone on the other end of the phone, or to make a well timed visit can really help settle those new parent woes.  Birthbalance can help support you with…

Understanding your new baby

Settling your baby and safe sleeping for baby

Breastfeeding support

Talking through any concerns that arise.

For more information on postnatal support, please phone or text                021 353313 or email michele_neild@hotmail.com 

Birthbalance Coffee Groups

At the end of your pregnancy course Birthbalance will organise your coffee group list so that you can start connecting and sharing with the other families that you have spent time with during your course.