Welcome to NurtureNZ

Vida RyeI am a passionate advocate for physiological birth and my home business, NurtureNZ, has grown organically from the paid and voluntary work that I was doing amongst the birthing community within Wellington. My journey with birth so far has taught me so much, from my first training as a doula back in the UK through to the wonderful birth experiences of having my own 2 baby girls here in NZ at home, in water with the support of fantastic midwives.

I sell La Bassine birth pools to mums-to-be and midwives within NZ. Now as a Calmbirth® practitioner I feel I have finally found my true calling. It brings together all that I have learned and experienced in birth and I am compelled to share this knowledge and these techniques.

Vida Rye


Latest News

Happy International Day of the Midwife - 5th May 2014

I'm back to work today after the school holidays and I want to say have a happy day to all our wonderful midwives out there. Thank you for all your hard work.

Enjoy time with family over Easter - NurtureNZ taking a break too

NurtureNZ is closed as from midnight Wednesday 16th April through until Monday 5th May 2014 (International Day of the Midwife!) as Vida is taking a break to be with her family. Vida will be happy to take your orders and answer your emails from early May.

Mad Mad MAD Month of March Sale (2014) on Professional Pool Package

Just for the Mad Month of March 2014, La Bassine PROfessional (purple) Birth Pool Packages are now only $475 including delivery anywhere within NZ. Package includes PRO pool, 5 fitted liners, electric air pump, debris net and floating thermometer (while stocks last). Please note too that whilst the sale continues, liners will not be sold separately in batches of 5.

Find out more about Calmbirth® or book a place on one of the upcoming courses.



November Course

09:15 AM - 05:30 PM

With Vida Rye



December Course

09:15 AM - 05:30 PM

With Deb Peters


We both cannot thank you enough for what we got out of the classes with you. Still practicing the skills and breathing to cope with the rellies!
1st time parents, N&N, Wellington

We feel energised and positive about the birthing process thanks to the knowledge and skills we learned in the calmbirth® classes.
1st time parents, R&A, Wellington

I loved Vida's enthusiasm and passion for the techniques and empowering parents to embrace the teachings and their own learning.
1st time parents, A&U, Wellington

Birth Pools

To take a closer look and buy pools, liners and accessories, please visit the Birth Store.

DVDs & Books

An official NZ distributor for Orgasmic Birth DVD, featuring a home birth in Wellington.