AGM on Mon 13 October

Home Birth Canterbury’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 13 October from 19:30 at Brick Farm, 172 High St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011 All members and supporters of Home Birth Canterbury are welcome to attend. Positions of coordinator,…

Acupressure Toolbox for Pregnant and Birthing Women

Acupressure is a form of Chinese medicine that is easy to learn and self-administer. Closely related to acupuncture, acupressure involves pressing various points on the skin in order to regulate and restore the body’s energy system. Your birth supporters may wish to learn these highly adaptable techniques as well, as acupressure can be used to assist labour in a variety of situations.

Matthew’s Birth Story

Matthew’s Birth Story

Our son was born at 1:50pm, just an hour and a half after labour had started at home. After just a whisper of a touch, he was quickly taken to a table to be checked. I felt he would be fine, in fact it never occurred to me he might not be. It took several minutes for them to stabilise his breathing and then he was put in an incubator and taken to NICU.

Elimination Communication

Elimination Communication (EC), also known as infant potty learning/training, is about communication between you and your baby and learning to respond to your baby’s needs. It’s learning the signals your baby uses to tell you that they need to relieve themselves and then assisting them to go in an appropriate place. By keeping your baby as clean and dry as possible, you help strengthen their awareness of their own body. As a result, most babies complete potty learning before the age of two years.