Carol's gentle, calm manner allows participants to quickly relax and enjoy her sessions. Humour is scattered throughout the evening but her passion for an empowered birth can always be felt as a solid, underlying base. Carol teaches evidence-based information but also balances the discussion with traditional approaches for those that want to look beyond mainstream modern medicine.  Her sessions sit well alongside traditional childbirth classes and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Carol’s birth classes to expectant couples.

Andrea Tait

Childbirth Educator – New Plymouth

“I really enjoyed the class and learnt so much. Very informative and would love to go to another! I’m looking forward to birth because you gave so much great info and props and exercises to use during labour." 

Anna Singh

“It was good to look at the birthing process from a nonmedical perspective.”

Gareth Smith

“Birth is a complicated process, but some of the things are simple to make it easier! Awesome.”

Dan Burrell

“Loved meeting other mums in the area and all the positivity around birth.”

Jadie de Smit

“I learned that my body was capable of so much more than I gave it credit for and is equipped with everything I need for birth.”


“As a first timer I had no idea what to expect or the best way to approach the situation. After the class I now know the best strategies to help with the birth."Daniel McKelery

“After experiencing a traumatic birth with my second child, I was full of anxiety about giving birth to my third baby. Carol from Freedom Births was amazing at calming my fears and helping install excitement back in me. Her 'Birthing with Passion' class was highly informative, from learning about the roles hormones play in our body through role play to fantastic tips and tricks that help make the birthing process more enjoyable. Carol has a beautiful, calming manner and is extremely knowledgeable in all she does. I thoroughly recommend Carol's services to all pregnant women and their birthing partners.” 

Dianna Smith

Birthing With Passion Classes

“This is just to thank you for all your support and guidance throughout our journey. I could not have asked for a more incredible birth story. Thank you for being our doula.You are an angel to us and we are so thankful to have you in our lives.”

Brittany Ryan

“Dearest Carol, Thank you for being a part of Maddisyn’s birth, it was so lovely to have you there.”


Doula Service

“It was a great way to spend time together, getting to know other ladies. Relaxed, friendly, welcoming environment.”


“It is a great way for friends and family to come together to celebrate the coming birth of baby and support mum.”


“I enjoyed blessing Anna and being part of her journey, this was like a celebration.”


“It was incredible! I am so thankful for what you and all the ladies did for me. Getting pampered was amazing. I loved it!”

Anna Singh

Mother Blessings