"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers-
Strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their Inner Strength".
-Barbara Katz Rothman
Welcome to my page
Kia Ora and thanks for visiting my page.
My name is Tere and I am a birth & postpartum Doula working in the beautiful Hawkes Bay of New Zealand.
I believe that every new family deserves to be loved and supported while they transition into parenthood. The proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" is still relevant today.
The reality of that now is, that many of us don't have our 'people' to help us navigate this new chapter and this can result in us feeling inadequate as parents. It is my role as a Doula to bring the practical and emotional support back to those families whose village is not there to guide and love them through that transformational time.
“Tere you have a kind and nurturing manner, and I could imagine you would be a lovely person to have at birth".
“So knowledgeable about birth and early parenting. Thank you for the support and guidance you gave my partner and I before the arrival of our daughter in September. You were honest and thoughtful. We appreciated that extra layer of care”.
“Funny, honest, genuine and full of knowledge and tips...”
“I felt truly heard. I had so much fear around birth and becoming a mother, and you put our minds at ease...”
“Kia ora Tere, Thank you for keeping it real for us blokes! You helped me understand how vital my role is as a support person and what we can do to support our partners. I appreciate how inclusive you made your class, Thank you for the both of us!”.