Bronwyn Gardner - Childbirth Educator and Doula
A Doula (pronounced 'doola') is a Greek word meaning caregiver. It now refers to experienced women who offer emotional and practical support to women and their families before, during and after childbirth. It is all about 'Mothering the Mother'.
I am a trained Child Birth Educator through Aoraki Polytechnic in Timaru NZ and completed my Postnatal Doula qualification with CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) USA. I have been teaching classes since 2006 and over this time have had the privilege to attend many births in my role as a Birth Doula and to have met hundreds of budding families in antenatal class.
HB Doulas is a Hawkes Bay business aimed to give informational, emotional and physical support to local women and their families. I have been in the business of antenatal education since 2004 and thoroughly enjoy meeting loads of fabulous fledgling families.
I teach antenatal classes at Bay Wellness, 304 Lyndon Road West, Hastings.
In addition to teaching, I sell and hire breast pumps as a way of supporting breastfeeding in our community. I am available to offer breastfeeding advice at any time. I have trained as a La Leche League Peer Counsellor and have a passion for breastfeeding mums and their families.
I also work as an Educator for Brainwave Trust Aotearoa. It's an amazing organisation, promoting the importance of healthy experiences in the life of a child, particularly in the first three years, in order to grow a healthy brain. I am an accredited Early Years, Adolescents and Schools Programme Educator.
I feel very passionate about the importance of parenting and the challenges it creates. I am still excited about working as an Educator in this area.
Hours: Monday to Sunday by appointment
Evening 8-week courses (Thursdays 6.30-9.00 pm)
Weekend intensive courses
Phone: 027 6775241
Clinic: 304 Lyndon Road West, Hastings
Weekend antenatal course
10-11 March 2018