Home Birth Hampers

Home Birth Canterbury is proud to offer our Home Birth Hampers to families who have a home birth philosophy and plan to birth at home.

Home Birth Hampers come in a beautiful biodegradable ipu whenua, and are filled with wonderful goodies. Each hamper contains a selection of samples and materials sourced from suppliers who fit well with the philosophies around natural birth, including:

  • Biodegradable ipu whenua, complete with biodegradable ‘plastic’ bag and instructions, a gift from Home Birth Canterbury
  • Postpartum herbal bath soak
  • Baby book from Christchurch City Libraries

As well as a selection of the following:

  • Postnatal Healing Cream from KoruKai
  • Baby Balm from Tui Balms
  • Breastfeeding Tea from Artemis
  • Homebirth bumper sticker
  • Baby soap from Eco Store
  • Samples from Weleda
Example of a homebirth hamper and contents

Example of a home birth hamper and contents

(Note that the range of samples will change from time to time depending on the availability of the items.)

The Home Birth Hampers are given to women by their midwives after the birth, even in the event of a transfer to hospital. This supports our view that homebirth is a philosophy and not a location.

Midwives from the list on Home Birth Canterbury’s website are encouraged to provide hampers to their clients.

Information for Midwives

To order the hampers, midwives must be members of Home Birth Canterbury and have registered themselves with us for inclusion on our web list of midwives supporting home births. This list is provided as a useful resource for women looking for a midwife committed to supporting natural birth at home.

Midwives can both register for the midwifery listing and become a Professional Member of Home Birth Canterbury online.

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