Our service is free to all those eligible for care in New Zealand hospitals
Women's bodies are designed to give birth - and most can do it without medical intervention. Giving birth isn't a medical emergency - it's a normal function of biology.
Birthing Centre facilites are for women having non-intervention, low-risk births.
Our aim is to give women the choice and best chance to give birth actively and naturally without intervention.
Birthing Centre Ltd have muka ties available for optional purchase.
Muka ties are an alternative to the cord clamp provided by the centre for clamping the umbilical cord prior to cutting.
Handcrafted from muka flax fibre, known for its anti-bacterial properties, muka ties have been traditionally used by Maori families for centuries. They provide a softer and more beautiful alternative to a cord clamp.
Additional to these we have a blessed pounamu cutting blade and stone, for an alternative ‘traditional’ method of cutting the umbilical cord. Let us know if this is something you would like to incorporate into your baby’s birth story/arrival.