My Story

Tere England

HB Doulas Director

Kia Ora,

My name is Tere,

My journey to becoming a parent ignited a passion for supporting people entering parenthood. while giving me a profound appreciation for our incredible bodies, birth, babies and whānau.

I am the Māmā of two beautiful daughters, the mother of eight babies with wings, married to an amazingly supportive husband in the beautiful Hawkes Bay.

As a Doula and Child Birth Educator, my goal is to provide a non-judgmental, emotionally connected, evidence-based service, which will allow you and your partner/whānau to make informed decisions during your pregnancy, labour/birth and as new parents.


The transition into parenthood can be a challenging time and many of us do not have our"village" close by to provide support.

At HB Doulas I will walk alongside you on your journey, listening, encouraging, researching, nourishing and reassuring you that you are loved, safe, supported and doing an amazing job.

I have been blessed to work with many families during their pregnancies, birth and into parenthood. I am halfway through my Diploma in Transition to Early Parenting Education through Ara in Christchurch and facilitate antenatal classes collaboratively with Parent Centre Hawkes Bay.



I look forward to hearing from you,

Love & Light



Tere x


A Doula (pronounced 'doola') is a Greek word meaning caregiver.  It now refers to experienced women who offer emotional and practical support to women and their families before, during and after childbirth.  It is all about 'Mothering the Mother'.

HB Doulas is a Hawkes Bay business aimed to give informational, emotional and physical support to Hawkes Bay women and their families prior to conception, during pregnancy and beyond.  I thoroughly enjoy meeting loads of fabulous fledgling families.

I encourage women's innate faith and confidence in their ability to birth in the way that they choose. To help them prepare a safe and non-threatening environment for the birth of their baby and to give them the tools to successfully labour, give birth and enjoy becoming a parent.

I offered emotional and practical support, education, wisdom and assistance to encourage a positive transition to changed family life with a newborn.  I endeavour to offer non-judgemental and supportive advice and provide families with the information needed for them to make informed choices.