Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions there are to make about pregnancy, birth, and parenting?

Empower your journey to parenthood through our evidence-based, educational resources and support for pregnancy, birth, and parenting. 


Empowering parents to raise Heart-Centred children through education and support.


Online Childbirth Education

From the comfort of your own home, access world-leading, midwife-led childbirth antenatal education. We are so passionate about bringing this world-leading education to all women and their families who need it, with no financial restriction to access it. Take advantage of this resource and if you can and want to support our work, you can provide a donation.

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Online Course for Dad’s

Online course for Dad’s run by a trained counsellor who has worked with men for over 15 years. Receive practical and easy to follow tips to help you navigate fatherhood ~ from a Dad.

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Nutrition in Pregnancy Ebook

Nutrition in Pregnancy: A Wholefood Approach aims to provide you with suggestions for a whole-body approach during preconception, pregnancy, and postnatal ~ written by Qualified Nutritionist, Madeleine Booth-Smits.

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Location classes in Wellington, New Zealand

Are you based in Wellington, New Zealand? Check out our workshops and Antenatal Classes in Lower Hutt, and Wellington.

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We believe that a huge shift occurs when parents have an empowering perspective when stepping into parenthood

"An empowered perspective gives birth to an empowered life"

We envision that our resources help to make it possible for more men and women to change the way they are journeying through pregnancy, birth, and parenting - by educating and informing yourself, by taking on the challenges parenting brings, with the support of your online circle and a heart ready to love.




Michelle started training to be a midwife in 2010, after an amazing birth experience with her first son (a natural breech birth at hospital) supported by a midwife who was a fabulous advocate in protecting her positive birth experience.  That pregnancy and birth started her on the journey of researching and understanding that knowledge meant retaining power over her body and birthing process.  This is why she chose the name ‘empowered birthing’ for her midwifery practice and why Claire and Michelle chose to continue the theme with this business (ad)venture.

Michelle believes in women’s innate power and potential in terms of growing, birthing and nurturing babies and is a strong advocate for supporting Mamas and Papas non-judgmentally ensuring that they have all the right information together with risks and benefits for any decision making necessary in the parenting journey.   



Claire has now left Empowered Parenthood and the best of wishes are sent with her on her next journey in life. She has been a driving force behind the development of Empowered Parenthood.

Claire is a creative, ambitious mother to one beautiful little girl after struggling with infertility for three years.  Due to various health challenges Claire began her journey to heal her health naturally.

Claire is very passionate about encouraging women to take control of their health, body and fertility journey.  As a doula, Claire feels it’s very important for women to feel well prepared and empowered for their birthing adventure into motherhood and beyond.