How The Birthing Room was born

The Birthing Room seeks to empower parents through evidence-based education about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Our Online Antenatal Classes, Birth Doula Service, Events & Workshops promote positive childbirth experiences. We also facilitate The Parenting Place: Toolbox Parenting Groups, helping families laugh, learn and grow together.


Rosemary Joyce, owner and operator of The Birthing Room, is a registered nurse, BirthWorks International childbirth educator and certified doula. As Rosemary and her husband Daniel journeyed through four vastly different birth experiences, they realised there was a lack of empowering antenatal education tailor made for New Zealand families. They developed a passion for making evidence-based information available to all expectant families in an easy to understand and accessible format. From the early days where just a handful of couples attended The Birthing Room Antenatal Classes and had incredible, empowered birth experiences, The Birthing Room has now grown to a nationwide service. Our team feels extremely privileged to be making a difference in the lives of families throughout New Zealand and overseas.
It is The Birthing Room's philosophy that childbirth is a normal, special part of family life. We believe every birth is unique, and that the knowledge of how to birth her baby resides inside every woman. We love to see parents surrounded with love and support during their pregnancy and birth, feeling empowered to make informed decisions, and having positive birth experiences. To find out how The Birthing Room can best support you in your journey...

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