Kaiwhakawhānau, essentially means birth worker. It is not just a name, but a concept I was taught. A journey that involves not just māmā, but all those that are asked to join.
We aim to stay close to our kaupapa (aspirations) at all times, not just in birth.
Reconnecting to our whenua
Reclaiming our culture
Rebuilding our people
- Reconnecting whānau back to our whenua through our wānanga so that they leave with their cup filled.
- Creating safe and comfortable spaces for parents to converse openly without fear of judgement.
- Sharing knowledge of the ways in which we can implement Te Ao Māori into our journey as well as everyday life.
- To FEEL confident in your journey and in yourself to make informed decisions.
- To HEAR more positive pregnancy and birth stories within the community.
- To SEE traditional practices being used along your journey and in your everyday life.