Our Services

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Welcome to EMPWR

Find out more about pregnancy care, acupuncture and massage services


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Pregnancy care

Pregnancy, labour and postnatal care from Arlene Oram (she/her), an LMC (Lead Maternity Carer) based in Auckland

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Touch Work

Acupuncture, reflexology, massage, moxibustion and pre-birth body preparation with Lou Kelly (they/them)

A compassionate pregnancy, acupuncture and massage service dedicated to the LGBTTQIA+ community

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

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EMPWR is passionate about creating a diverse, inclusive service for LGBTTQIA+ families and whānau where they can access pregnancy care from qualified Midwives 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 queer 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."


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