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.

Now as a Calmbirth® Educator 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 Festive Season to all

Happy New Year! Vida will not be fully back at work until school term starts (2nd Feb) as she is enjoying time away and out n about with her family.

No longer selling La Bassine birth pools

Please note, from 1st September 2014, I am no longer selling La Bassine Birth Pools and fitted liners. There is now a NZ-made shaped liner for La Bassine pool and you can contact me to find out info.

Microbirth Première Screening

Première Screening of the new film documentary "Microbirth" on Saturday 27th September 2014 at City Gallery in Wellington's Civic Square, Wellington CBD - screening to raise funds for the Birth Centre for Wellington project.

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



Calmbirth Course

09:15 AM - 05:30 PM



Calmbirth Course

09:15 AM - 05:30 PM



Calmbirth Course

09:15 AM - 05:30 PM


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

DVDs & Books

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

Birth Pool Accessories

To take a closer look and buy birth pool accessories, please visit the Birth Store.