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Certified Healing Birth Practitioners

Listed here are the people who have completed the Healing Birth Practitioner Training programme. This is an intensive eight week course where Carla leads participants to dive deeply into the art and science of birth trauma support work. Graduates from the programme have been trained to provide birth healing services that stem from the same philosophy and knowledge-base that Carla's work does.

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Lynley Erin Rice (May 2024)

Region: Waikato

Roles: Women's Circle & Ceremony Facilitator, Rites of Passage, Mama-Cocoon, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.lynleyerin.com

IG: @lynley_erin

FB: @seasonsandcircles

Dr Ruth Surtees (May 2024)

Region: Otautahi/Christchurch

Roles: Mental Health Clinician (referral via Pegasus PHO GPs), ex-Midwife, Healing Birth Practitioner

IG: dr_ruthjoy

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Suzan Lee Anderson (Sept 2023)

Region: Auckland

Roles: Midwife, Holistic Wise Birth Practitioner, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.wildbirthwisdom.com

IG: @wildbirthwisdom_

FB: @wildbirthwisdom

Rose Skerten (April 2024)

Region: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Roles: Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Astrologer, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.aldebaranhealing.co.nz

Email: rose@aldebaranhealing.co.nz

Phone: 021 665 915

Sandra Powell (May 2024)

Region: Manawatu

Roles: Health Coach, Perinatal Wellbeing Support Service (THINK Hauora), Healing Birth Practitioner

THINK Hauora self referral form link

Email: sandra.powell@thinkhauora.nz

Maria. Curtis (May 2024)
 

Region: Stockholm, Sweden

Roles: Doula, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.doulabymaria.com

IG: @doulabymaria

Email: doulabymaria@gmail.com

Kate Jagdale (December 2023)

Region: Taranaki

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner, Social Worker

Email: kate.jagdale@hotmail.com

IG: @reema.birthhealing

Abby Williamson (December 2023)

Region: Bay of Plenty

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner

IG: @mothered_by_nature

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Tessa Pitt (December 2023)

Region: Manawatu/Hawkes Bay

Roles: Breathwork Facilitator, Yoga Teacher, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: https://bio.site/tessapitt

IG: @tessaleighpitt

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Gem Casson (January 2024)

Region: Hibiscus Coast

Roles: Childbirth Educator, Infant Massage Instructor, Birth & Postpartum Support, Healing Birth Practitioner

Phone: 021 367 994

IG: @pixie_dustnz

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Eva Maria Ghannam (January 2024)

Region: Waitakere Ranges, Auckland

Roles: Doula, Cert Breastfeeding Specialist, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: hello@itsevamaria.com

Website: www.itsevamaria.com

IG: @TetaWardeh

Mererina Dunn (August 2023)

Region: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Roles: Birth & Postpartum Doula, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: mererina.dunn@gmail.com

Phone: 027 254 3151

IG: @wearemama__

Jojo Hogan (September 2023)

Region: Devon, UK

Roles: Postpartum Doula, Perinatal Care Specialist, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Healing Birth Practitioner

IG: @slowpostpartum

FB: @slowpostpartum

Website: www.slowpostpartum.com

Kelly Reid (April 2023)

Region: Helensville, Auckland

Roles: Mama Coach, Baby Consultant, Healing Birth Practitioner, Doula

Website: www.mamacoach.co.nz

Email: kelly@mamacoach.co.nz

IG: @mamacoach_kelly

FB: Kelly Reid Mama Coach

Alex Cech (December 2023)

Region: Sydney, Australia

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: whiteale@gmail.com

Laura Scholey (May 2023)

Region: Taranaki

Roles: Independent Midwife

IG: @heart_of_a_midwife

Email: laurascholey.midwife@gmail.com

Alida Aitken (October 2023)

Region: Auckland

Roles: CBE, Birth Doula, Counsellor, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: https://empoweredbirth.co.nz/

Email: kiaora@empoweredbirth.co.nz

IG: https://www.instagram.com/empoweredbirthnz/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/empoweredbirthnz

Amellia Kapa (May 2023)

Region: Otautahi/Christchurch

Roles: Registered Midwife, Kairomiromi/Kaimirimiri (Traditional Māori Healing practitioner)

Email: amellia.kapa@gmail.com

Merekaha Waiomio-Brown (May 2023)

Region: Eastern Bay of Plenty

Roles: Rongoā Māori practitioner, Breastfeeding kaiāwhina, kaupapa Māori Hapū Wānanga facilitator, Childbirth Educator, Doula, Te Reo Māori advocate

Email: mwaiomiobrown@gmail.com

Georgia Abbey (July 2022)

Region: Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia

Roles: Birth Debrief offerings, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: georgia.abbey@hotmail.com

IG: @innate.birth

Bianca Whalley (Aug 2023)

Region: Christchurch

Roles: Postpartum Doula, Healing Birth Practitioner

Phone: 021 08439858

Grace Taylor (May 2023)
 

Region: Hawkes Bay

Roles: Birth & Postpartum Doula, Healing Birth practitioner

Website: www.modernvillage.co.nz

Email: hellomodernvillage.co.nz

IG: @modern.village

Phone: 027 777 6603

Chloë Rosser (October 2022)

Region: Maniototo, Central Otago

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: chloebethrosser@gmail.com

Instagram: @chloebethrosser

Sabrina Alvarez (June 2022)

Region: Marlborough/Tasman

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner, Birth Photographer & Doula, Childbirth Educator, Baby Loss Photographer (koha service)

Email: sabrialvarezbirthservices@gmail.com

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Cathy Fletcher (June, 2022)

Region: Sth Auckland/Franklin/Nth Waikato

Roles: Social Worker & Facilitator Perinatal Mental Health - Well Women Franklin, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.wellwomenfranklin.org.nz

Julie Edlin (November 2022)

Region: Christchurch

Roles: Midwife, Life Coach (supporting the transition to and through motherhood), Pregnancy/Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Mindful Birth Skills Workshop Facilitator, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: julieedlin@hotmail.com

Phone: 02102670265

Instagram: @thenurturedmothercoach

Facebook: The Nurtured Mother Coach

Keryn Satherley (January 2023)

Region: Taranaki

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner, Midwife

Email: klsatherley@yahoo.co.nz

Andrea Jury (December 2022)

Region: Waikato

Roles: Mother of 4, Healing Birth practitioner, Trainee Counsellor

Email: andreavajury@gmail.com

Facebook: Healing From Within

Justine Pasfield (July 2022)

Region: Christchurch

Roles: Midwife, Hypnobirthing Educator, Lactation Consultant, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.breathehypnotherapy.com

Email: justine-pasfield@hotmail.com

Kerry Beets (April 2022)

Region: Hamilton

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner, HypnoBirthing Educator

Email: zenhypnobirthing@gmail.com

Website: www.zenhypnobirthing.com

FB: Zen Birthing

IG: @zen_birthing

Marta Willis (April 2022)

Region: Nelson

Roles:  Pregnancy/Postpartum Therapist, Keepsake Artist, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.lunabloom.co.nz

IG: @lunabloomnz

Contact: via website

Ph: 022 586 2686

Denise Ives (April 2022)

Region: Dunedin

Roles: Breastfeeding Counsellor, DipHE, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.deniseives.com

Email: denise@deniseives.com

IG: @denise_ives

Ph: 027 476 1339 (text)

FB: @deniseivescom

Jessebel Chan (July 2022)

Region: Warkworth, Auckland/Rodney District

Roles: Personal Trainer (specialty: pre & post-natal women), Life Coach, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.collectivecare.co.nz

Email: collectivecarenz@gmail.com

IG: @collectivecare_

FB: @collectivecarenz

Melissa Smith (April 2022)

Region: Taranaki

Roles: Mother, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: melissas_healing@outlook.com

IG: @melissa.smith.healingbirth

FB: Melissa Smith Healing Birth Practitioner

Melany Ginders (April 2022)

Region: Auckland

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner, Doula

Website: www.responsivewellbeing.co.nz

IG: @responsive_wellbeing

Email: mel@responsivewellbeing.co.nz

Ph: 020 4148 9733

Allie Ivy Monks (April, 2022)

Region: Wanaka, Otago

Roles: Registered Nurse, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: allieivymonks@gmail.com

Emma Snelgar (December 2021)

Region: Perth, Western Australia

Roles:  Registered Nurse, non-practicing Midwife, Matrescence Coach, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.empowermatrescence.com

Email: emma@empowermatrescence.com

IG: @empowermatrescence

Angela Ivory (December 2021)

Region: Auckland (Eastern Suburbs)

Roles: Childbirth Educator, Birth & Postpartum Doula, HypnoBirthing Teacher, Homeopath, Bach Flower Practitioner, NFNZ Accredited Natural Fertility & Reproductive Health Educator, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.bespokebirths.co.nz

Email: angela@bespokebirths.co.nz

Phone: 021 297 2312

IG: @bespokebirthsnz

FB: Bespoke Births (NZ)

Heidi Goebbels (April 2022)

Region: Christchurch

Roles: Midwife, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: birthreflectionsnz@gmail.com

Sarah Noble (December 2021)

Region: Christchurch

Roles: Online Worldwide Mindset Coach for Mums with Young Children, Healing Birth Practitioner, QFT Healer

Website: www.mindfullyyou.nz

Email: hellomindfullyyou@gmail.com

IG: @mindfullyyouwithsarah

FB: @mindfullyyouwithsarah

Tineke Sutton (December 2021)

Region: Auckland

Roles: Parenting Education/Support Facilitator at Nurture People, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.nurturepeople.org

Email: tineke@nurturepeople.org

Phone: 027 430 5292

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Alexa Pederson (January 2022)

Region: Hawkes Bay

Roles: Doula, Birth Photographer, Healing Birth Practitioner

Web: www.alexadoulaphotography.co.nz

Phone: 022 410 8290

IG: @alexa.doula

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Sky Kodner (January 2022)

Region: Hibiscus Coast, Auckland

Roles: Midwife, Psychology degree, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: skykodner@gmail.com

Phone: 020 488 4411

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Julia Metcalfe (January 2022)

Region: Christchurch

Roles: Registered Midwife, Allied Health Care Professional, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: juliavmetcalfe82@gmail.com

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Rachel Rachmani (January 2022)

Region: Waikato

Roles: Registered Psychologist, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: rmrachmani@gmail.com

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Amy Plaisted (January 2022)

Region: Christchurch

Roles: Midwife, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: plaisted.amy@gmail.com

Website: www.envisionbirthing.co.nz

Phone: 027 863 2952

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Alexandra Bate (January 2022)

Region: Auckland

Roles: Hypnotherapist, Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: lexybate@hotmail.co.nz

Website: www.chooseyouhypnotherapy.com

IG:@chooseyou.hypnotherapy

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Bella Johnson (Dec 2021)

Region: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner, Mama, Mystic

Email: bella@boldlyshe.com

IG: @boldlyshe

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Taylor Stone (February 2022)

Region: Auckland

Roles: Healing Birth Practitioner

Email: taylor@wholemama.co.nz

Phone: 021 023 71283

Website: www.wholemama.co.nz

IG: @wholemama_

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Toyah Hicks (July 2021)

Region: Hawkes Bay

Roles: Pre-conception and Postpartum Doula, Healing Birth Practitioner, Yoni Steaming Facilitator

Email: healingbirthwithtoyah@gmail.com

IG: @rosewomb_x

IG: @rosewombsteaming

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Georgiana Fitzpatrick (Dec 2021)

Region: Hamilton

Roles: Waikato Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Pelvic Floor Educator, Healing Birth Practitioner

Website: www.georgiannafitzpatrick.com

Email: hello@georgiannafitzpatrick.com

IG: @georgi_anna_fitzpatrick

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Megan McNeill (July 2021)

Region: South Canterbury & Mackenzie District

Roles: Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator, Healing Birth Practitioner, Early Birth/Miscarriage Support

Email: megan.mcneillnz@gmail.com

Phone 027 238 3319

IG: @thebirthglow_

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Sheena Roberts (July 2021)

Region: Central Auckland

Roles: CBE, Healing Birth Practitioner, student Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, retired RN

Email: authenticembrace@gmail.com

Phone 0274 880 690

FB: @authenticembrace

Website: www.authenticembrace.co.nz

Amy Attwood (July 2021)

Region: Hamilton & Waikato

Roles: Birth Doula, Healing Birth Practitioner