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West Coast Home Birth Association

The West Coast Homebirth Association and Active Birth Coastwide are available as a support group and resource library for anyone considering homebirth and/or natural birth.

Giving birth in the birthing pool

Monthly groups are held in members' homes, A friendly group of local people who support and celebrate the home birth options available to women and whanau on the West Coast offer:

  • Birth pool hire
  • Regular social coffee mornings and other activities
  • Information (extensive collection of books and magazines to share)
  • Links to other local and national maternity and birth related groups
Home Birth - Baby in pool


West Coast Home Birth


Home Birth Aotearoa

Multiple Birth Support Group

Niamh and Anna

The NZ Multiple Birth Association is the national body that represents 23 local Multiple Birth Clubs, consisting of over 1500 families throughout New Zealand. These multiple birth clubs aim to provide education, support and advocacy to families by providing guidance and resources in their local areas.

The West Coast support group is affiliated with the Christchurch Multiple Birth Club. Membership gives you access to multiple resource books, regular magazines loaded with helpful information.


Christchurch Website:

National Website:

Well Child / Tamariki Ora Providers / Newborn Services

Here on the West Coast we have three Well Child / Tamariki Ora providers to choose from. To find out more please select the link just below.

For even more info visit the Well Child section on our 'Our Services' page..

Additional Support Groups

Family Start
  • Family Start website

    Family Start is a programme for families/whanau who are struggling with challenges or problems that may make it harder for them to care for their baby or young child.

Homebuilders West Coast
  • Homebuilders West Coast website

    Homebased social workers work with the client families/whanau using a strengths based approach. Strengths that already exist within the family are identified and plans are made to support families to achieve their goals.

  • Sands website

    This site provides support for parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby at any stage during pregnancy, as a baby or infant.