Our facilities are primary birthing centres for all women having low-risk births, without intervention

Our primary birthing service is free to women of all ages who are eligible for care in New Zealand hospitals and whose pregnancy is considered low risk primary care.  Our rooms have ensuite bathrooms which include a water birthing facility.

We provide a calm and nurturing setting for women to have an active birth, and enjoy the crucial first days with their baby in a supportive environment. We provide extensive post-natal care, including support with breastfeeding.

Our vision is to work in partnership with families to effect an informed, active and natural birthing experience.

Choose a location to see a list of LMC with Access Agreements to use our facilities:

Bethlehem BC, Tauranga

Te Papaioea BC, Palmerston North

Te Awakairangi BC, Lower Hutt

Nga Hau Māngere BC, Auckland

Tauranga Birthing Centre

Tauranga (Bethlehem)

1 Te Paeroa Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga

07 5706106

Tours Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm 

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Palmerston North Birthing Centre

Palmerston North
(Te Papaioea)

117 Ruahine Street, Roslyn Palmerston North 06 9294584

Tours Tuesdays & Saturdays at 11am

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Lower Hutt Birthing Centre

Lower Hutt
(Te Awakairangi, Melling)

2 Connolly Street, Melling, Lower Hutt

Tours 11am Tuesdays, 3pm Thursdays, 11am Saturdays

04 5954035

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Mangere Birthing Centre

(Nga Hau Mangere)

14 Waddon Place, Mangere, Auckland

09 2812046

Tours Wednesdays 5-7pm & Saturdays 10am-12. Please call to arrange a time

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Level 2 (Nga Hau Mangere)

COVID-19 VISITOR RESTRICTIONS from midday, Monday 21 September

These are difficult times for all. To keep our mothers, pēpe and staff safe so we may continue our service, we have felt it necessary to put stringent policies in place during a return to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 in Auckland.

2 people may accompany a woman for antenatal clinics.  We require women and support people to remain in their car until their LMC texts them advising them to enter, and meets them at the door.

Three support people may be present at a birth (not including your midwife).

A maximum of 4 visitors assigned by the mother will be permitted for the duration of a mother’s stay. Any person who is in self-isolation or is unwell must not come to the centre.

Visitors must sign in and adhere to strict levels of hygiene, including hand washing and using hand sanitiser, which is provided at the entrance to each room. All visitors will have their temperature taken upon arrival and be required to wear a mask.

We apologise for having to put these measures in place but the health of the nation is paramount. These are difficult times and we are all experiencing higher stress levels. To return to our normal practices, hard decisions must be enacted now.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in helping our mothers, pēpe, and staff to stay safe and well.


Level 1 (Tauranga and Lower Hutt)

COVID-19 VISITOR RESTRICTIONS from midday, Monday 21 September

With the downgrading of COVID-19 alert levels we are now able to return to 'business as usual'.

As from today partners and whānau are welcome to be present to support Mum during labour and birth, and partners are welcome to stay with mum for her postnatal care.

Visiting hours will be from 2pm-8pm each day. Please check with Mum first that she would like to receive visitors and if she is sleeping you may need to return at another time.

Tours of the centre will also resume. Check our location page on the website for tour times. No booking required. We look forward to showing you around!

Our breastfeeding support group, Milk Cafe continues. No booking required. This relaxed group session is for ALL breastfeeding mums, providing an opportunity to meet other mums, build friendships, and receive support from a Midwife training to become a lactation consultant.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in helping our mothers, pēpe, and staff to stay safe and well.