Welcome and thank you for choosing Birthbalance Connect.  We have been providing Pregnancy and Parenting courses since 2014.  Initially delivering our antenatal classes from our Botany venue, we have now branched out to venues in Howick and Pukekohe so that we can provide you with classes and times to suit your lifestyle. 

Our Birthbalance Connect vision is to be able to connect you with all of your pregnancy and parenting needs. We can support you with our pregnancy and parenting education so that you will feel empowered to birth the way you desire.  We can help you to connect with your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC – Midwife or Obstetrician), and help you to choose where you would like to birth your baby.   We can then support your during pregnancy with our qualified pregnancy massage therapists and pregnancy exercise partners.

A large part of our Birthbalance Connect vision is also our Birth and Postpartum Support Doula service which will guide and support you and your birth companion through labour, birth and the postnatal period.  Our qualified Birth Support Doulas work as a team so that we are there to support you 24/7.


Michele Neild

As a well known childbirth educator Michele has been providing fun and informative pregnancy and parenting classes throughout Auckland region for over 12 years.   Michele is also a member of the HypnoBirthing International – The Mongan Method Institute and a Birth and Postpartum Support Doula.

Delivering education to thousands of expectant parents, Michele also facilitates for Birthcare Auckland and the ADHB to provide specialist education to vulnerable families and women with high risk pregnancies. Michele is also the SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) Prevention Program Coordinator for the Auckland District Health Board.


I have a gorgeous teenage son of whom I absolutely love and adore.  My second passion and love is anything to do with pregnancy, birthing and babies! Pregnancy and birth is a beautiful miracle. I have been so incredibly privileged to be able to support thousands of women through their pregnancy and parenting classes, and hundreds of women throughout their labour, birth, and in the early weeks after baby is born, as their Birth and Postpartum Doula.  My focus is to guide, empower and enrich women and their birthing companions with knowledge to which they can make positive informed decisions during in this beautiful life changing journey to parenthood and beyond.

Thank you for choosing Birthbalance Connect.

Moira O’Connor

I have two amazing boys, now grown young men who I am extremely proud of.  I began my journey into Massage in 2017 and trained at NZ College of Massage.  After graduating in Relaxation Massage I naturally fell into the Health & wellness sector & completed my Pregnancy Massage Module – and that’s where I found my Why!   I then embarked on my Birth & Post-Natal Doula Training. I work from my heart and approach my work with a great deal of empathy and understanding – what I love is that all of my modalities compliment the other, so I can work alongside and support you whatever stage you are in, providing Relaxation Massage and or support as your Doula. I approach each client relationship with unconditional and non-judgmental support.   We have an amazing team, working brilliantly together with support and knowledge that we pass onto you.