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Welcome to EMPWR

A compassionate, holistic pregnancy service dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ Takatāpui community

A service informed by and created with the needs of the LGBTQIA+ Takatāpui community at the centre of what we do. A service that our community needs and wants.​

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A 6 week birth and parenting course, including an additional postnatal meet up to gently guide you through the unpredictable nature of birth and parenting a newborn. These antenatal classes are not like your usual antenatal classes. An EMPWRed birth experience, regardless of how you have grown or plan on birthing your baby is waiting for you.

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EMPWR is passionate about creating a diverse, inclusive service for LGBTIQ+ Takatāpui families and whānau where they can access pregnancy care from a qualified Midwife and feel supported, safe and cared for with compassion whilst growing their family.

Pregnancy care is centred within heteronormativity and this assumption can be damaging and triggering for rainbow families. 

EMPWR is committed to empowering people, ensuring they are well informed, involved in their decision making and support hapū whānau and pregnant people in having a positive pregnancy, birth and parenting experience.

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"Pregnancy care is centred within a heteronormative rhetoric and now, more than ever our community deserves to feel valid and seen."

LGBTQIA+ Takatāpui

A term collectively used to represent people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, queer, intersex, asexual and anything else (plus).

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