Calling All New Zealand Expectant Mums And Dads

We love our NZCOM midwives 


By now all of you know New Zealand is the ONLY country in the whole-wide-world with a 24/7 continuity of care Midwifery Partnership.

Our Nelson-based Charitable, Common Knowledge, has worked in New Zealand since 1996 to grow a skilled birthing population for all births…

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NZ Midwife 2-Year Training/Childbirth Trends

Understanding Childbirth Trends


This post is for childbirth nerds who have a fascination with childbirth histories.

We are where we are because we’ve done what we’ve done.

Childbirth trends are very new because modernity is very new. Our modern world is very different from our many thousands of diverse traditional…

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NZ Midwife 2-year Training/Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation

Birthing Better is one of many childbirth skills-methods


Birthing Better skills developed in the early 1970s when three skills-based childbirth methods had been well known in the US from the 1950s: Grantly Dick-Read, Lamaze, and Bradley Method. These methods focused on three specific goals:

  • Natural birth
  • Pain-free labour
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