Our service is free to all those eligible for care in New Zealand hospitals
Chloe Wright has spent 20 years working to make a difference in the lives of young children through early childhood education. Chloe and her husband Wayne jointly own New Zealand-wide childcare business, BestStart Educare which is owned by the charity the Wright Family Foundation.
Chloe is passionate about offering women a new birthing choice in New Zealand, as well as being able to make a positive impact on a child’s life from the moment of birth through the centre’s dedication to enhancing birthing experience and post-natal care.
Chloe started the birthing centre with the desire to give New Zealand babies the best opportunity for a positive start in life.
An experienced mum, Chloe gave birth to five children. She loved the birthing experience and savoured the knowledge she was taught, and support she was given.
Her own experiences inspired her to establish the Bethlehem Birthing Centre to share that support and knowledge with the next generation of mums – and beyond.
Chloe has a passion for helping children, their families and their community, particularly those in vulnerable circumstances.
Margret Norris joined the team at Birthing Centre in the new role Clinical Midwife Director in 2017.
Margret comes to us with an extensive midwifery background, having been a primary care midwife, a variety of roles as a secondary care midwife including the role of a Clinical Midwife Manager and more recently as a Midwife Leader.
Margret is a strong advocate for women’s choice for their birthing experience and feels that the birthing centres that have recently been opened support this.
She feels that the birthing centres offer the opportunity to women that would like to have a normal birth surrounded by caring people and her family, but not quite ready to take the step to birth at home. The environment in each of the centres offer a relaxed uninterrupted birthing experience for the women and their babies.
Margret’s focus as the Clinical Midwife Director will be ensuring that all the centres offer a quality and safe service that supports and meets the needs of the women and the families that choose to birth in the centres.