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Useful links and resources

There are many useful resources and information, from Antenatal Classes to Postnatal Resources, General Information to specific Health & Wellness. We’ve listed our selection of the most useful resources convenient on one page.

Antenatal Classes

Free Classes
Parents Centre Tauranga

Childbirth & Parent Education Classes, Hot Topic Evenings and Parents Support. Phone 07 5771229 - taurangaparentscentre.org.nz

Bethlehem Birth Centre

Phone 07 5706106 - birthingcentre.co.nz


Parents As First Teachers (PAFT). Antenatal classes, parenting advice, car seat hire, well child services. Margaret Birtels, Mobile 021 260 6504 - Phone 07 5760698 - plunket.org.nz

Home Birth Trust

Phone 07 5449817 - facebook.com/groups/trusthomebirth

Pirirakau Hauora

Te Haa Ora. Day, evening & weekend classes available. Phone 07 5524573 - pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Huria Marae

Hei Tiki Pumau. Supporting wahine through their birthing journey. Phone 07 5787838

Private Classes

T.E.N.S. hire, Eden Hersey Phone 027 3534644 - bloombabynz.com

Mother’s Circle

Sophia Paskell. Email: - motherscircle.co.nz

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Email: - thenestingplace.co.nz


Carmen, Phone 021 02732267 - hatchedantenatal.co.nz

Kelly Pigeon - Hypnobirthing

Phone 021 02698492 - withwoman.co.nz

Paula Abbott - Hypnobirthing

Phone 021 450978

Sophie Blomfield - Hypnobirthing

Phone 021 322643 - loveyourbirth.co.nz

Postnatal resources

Breastfeeding Basics

find answers to your breastfeeding questions - breastfeedingbasics.com

Lactation Consultants

International board-certified lactation consultants in the bay.

  • Hospital LC’s - Phone 07 5798095
  • Community Breastfeeding support via Plunket. Karen, phone 027 2437897
  • Maternal Serenity. Private in-home care and breast pump hire. Julie Dovaston, phone 021 1232236
  • Bethlehem Birthing Centre. Shauna - birthingcentre.co.nz
La Leche League Breastfeeding Support (Tauranga LLL)

Information on breastfeeding. lalecheleague.org.nz

Family Planning Tauranga

Contraceptives, early termination and sexual health. familyplanning.org.nz

The Fourth

Embracing the fourth trimester and beyond. thefourth.co.nz


For you and your baby to connect with other parents and their babies. Explore parenting. Phone 07 570085 - bookwhen.com/spacebopplaycentres

Natural Mothering Website

Online community for parents interested in natural family living. mothering.com

Multiples Bay of Plenty

A charity supporting people on their journey with multiples. multiplesbop.org.nz

Space NZ Trust

Supports parents to nurture and educate their children. space.org.nz

General Help

Te Tuinga Whanau

Help with WINZ, IRD, Housing NZ etc. Phone 07 5710875 - ttw.orf.nz

Tauranga Teen Parents Service

Phone 07 5715834 - Email:

Tauranga School for Young Parents - Te Whakatipuranga

Second chance education to young people who have had their education interrupted. Phone 07 5578808

Fertility Associates

Treatment services for male and female infertility. Phone 07 8392603 - fertilityassociates.co.nz

Natural Fertility New Zealand

Education on Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning. naturalfertility.co.nz


Work, play, learn and grow together. Papamoa phone 07 5421349, Te puke phone 07 573 7537 - playcentre.org.nz


Stillborn & neonatal death support group. sands.org.nz

Gastric Reflux/Colic Babies

Infant and child gastric reflux support. Free phone 0800 380 517 - cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz

Papamoa Community Centre

Phone 07 574 7170

Plunket Line 24hr Advice

A 24-hour telephone advice service for advice and information on parenting issues and your child’s health and wellbeing.
Free phone 0800 933 922

Tauranga Early Years Services Hub

Multi-level service for families with children aged 0-6. Phone 07 5774918

Te Tuinga Whanau

Help with WINZ, IRD, Housing NZ etc. Phone 07 5773329

Women’s Refuge

Providing advocacy, information and support to women and their children experiencing Domestic Violence. Free phone 0800 TO REFUGE (0800 86 733843) - taurangawomensrefuge.co.nz

New Zealand College of Midwives

The professional organisation for midwives. midwife.org.nz

Parent to Parent

Support network for families with children who have special needs. parent2parent.org.nz

Pregnancy Choice - kukunetanga kowhiri

0800 advice line to help you work through your options, access to things you may need for baby and can’t afford, counselling post-termination if needed. Free phone 0800 773424. 174 11th Ave Tauranga. pregnancychoice.org.nz

Tauranga Early Year Service Hub

Strong families, connected community. Phone 07 5715830

Project Majella

Help for pregnant women in need. Phone 07 5714309 or Free Phone 0800 800 158.

Postnatal Depression Support


GP’s, Health & Wellness

Focus Ultrasound

Tauranga and Papamoa.
Phone 07 5445993 - focusultrasound.co.nz

Bay Radiology

Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Papamoa.
Phone 07 5780273 - bayradiology.co.nz

Medex Radiology

126 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga
Phone 07 5789912

Bethlehem Ultrasound

19 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem Town Centre.
Phone 07 5779255 - bethlehemultrasound.co.nz

Papamoa Beach Family Practice

5 Golden Sands Drive, Papamoa Beach.
Phone 07 5421104 - papamoabeachfamilypractice.co.nz

Papamoa Pines Medical Centre

53 Domain Road, Papamoa Beach - Phone 07 5422450 / 3 Palm Springs Boulevard - Phone 07 2811408 - papamoapines.co.nz

Papamoa Doctors

Fashion Island, 26 Gravatt Rd Papamoa Beach
Phone 07 5726002

Te Puke Medical Centre

14 Queen Street, Te Puke
Phone 07 5739511 - tepukemedicalcentre.co.nz

Te Akau Hauora Medical Centre

95A Hartford Ave, Papamoa Beach West
Phone 07 5749830

Waitangi Medical Centre

332 State Highway 2, Te Puke
Phone 07 5735422

Mount Acupuncture

Debbie Karl - Phone 07 5744978