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Te Whare Tangata: Home Birth Aotearoa Hui & Conference 2020

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243 Waitao Road

Waitao, Bay of Plenty 3175

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Trust Homebirth Tauranga warmly invite you to join us at the 2020 Home Birth Aotearoa National Hui and Conference ‘Te Whare Tangata’ (the womb/home of humanity)

Te Whare Tangata is the perfect safe space for new life to grow. Here, our babies are protected, nourished, loved and safe. Pregnancy and birth are often considered separate processes but birth is merely a gentle transition from one safe space into another- a continuation of love, nourishment and protection.

We bring together parents, practitioners, and leading birth experts to educate, inspire, and motivate anyone with curiosity or invested interest in empowered birth to better understand how this transition can be facilitated in a safe and loving way.

This year also coincides with International Year of the Midwife and of course, lessons and research resulting from the Covid pandemic, so this is not a year to miss out!

Bookings are limited and essential.

Tickets are available for the Saturday Conference AND the Sunday Hui (please select carefully when purchasing your ticket/s).

The Conference is to be held on Saturday the 31st of October from 9am - 4pm. This involves a line-up of incredible speakers, empowering workshops, nourishing food – all set within a tranquil venue.

The Hui is to be held on Sunday from 9am - 3pm, and opens with a kei a wai ceremony, followed by our AGM, reporting back from regional representatives, and an opportunity to develop our strategic plan.

Babes in arms are more than welcome to attend both events.

Catering will be allergy friendly though if you have specific concerns please contact us at admin@homebirth.org.nz

Conference Day Programme

9.00am Doors open, mingle, but first...coffee.

9.30am Karakia and welcome

10.00am Sharon Robinson – ‘Homebirth in the Jungle’.

Sharon shares her story of adventure, expertise, instincts, and nature, when she responded to an international advertisement from a European couple seeking a midwife to assist them with the birth of their first baby....deep in the Peruvian Amazon.

10.30am Adam Sharplin – ‘Mana and Masculinity at Home’.

Adam talks us through his role as birth partner and homebirth pāpā, within a context of kiwi blokeness that challenges gender norms.

MORNING TEA

11.30am Arianna Nisa-Walker – ‘Upholding tikanga Māori throughout the haputanga journey during Covid level 4’.

Arianna, a University lecturer in cultural birth practices talks us through the obstacles she faced during her first pregnancy and birth, and how she was able to navigate the significant challenges and institutional fears that threatened her hopes of an empowered birth experience.

12.00pm Matilda Green – ‘My Body, My Choice’.

When Matilda, a well-known influencer chose to birth her first baby at home, little did she realise that everyone felt entitled to have an opinion about it. In her presentation, Matilda talks about what led to her choose homebirth, the social pressures and media scrutiny, and how her experience shaped her role as a mother.

12.30pm Sophia Paskell- ‘Birth & Death’.

Sophia, a local Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula, explores societies ingrained fear of death and how this impacts women’s care during pregnancy and birth. She discusses the impact of the medicalisation of birth and death and how fear encroaches on the sacred experience of life.

LUNCH BREAK

2.00pm Rob McGowan –

Rob, a rongoa Māori practitioner, leads us through an interactive workshop sharing and teaching various gentle rongoa practices that can be used throughout the pregnancy and birth journey for both māmā and pēpi.

3.00pm Midwife panel discussion –

In honouring International Year of the Midwife, this interactive panel discussion involves an interview style format with a group of midwives across the spectrum, discussing a range of relevant topics that will both challenge and inspire how we conceptualise pregnancy and birth.

END OF DAY SESSION & AFTERNOON TEA

8.00pm Soundbath meditation* – you are welcome to join us back at the venue for a truly healing and meditative soundbath experience, led by local artist and musicians. Drawing on the energy from a full moon, this will be an experience not to forget.

(*Tickets for the Soundbath will be availble at the door, either for koha or a nominal amount)

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