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Taitararoto/ rerenga korero

He whakarāpopototanga whānui, poto o ngā mea ka tukuna e koe e pā ana ki tēnei.


Whakamāramahia he aha/he aha te painga, ko wai te painga me te aha e tumanakohia. 

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What to expect

As touched on earlier, birth trauma isn’t limited to physical injuries. Most women, at some stage of their labour/birth or postnatal journeys, have felt powerless, invalidated, unheard or unseen. And if your injury or birth experience impacted your ability to breastfeed and/or bond with your baby, you may have also experienced feelings of guilt, failure, or grief.

In recognition of this, the first session/treatment is dedicated purely to unpacking your story and experience, and there won’t be any physical bodywork. It's simply an opportunity for you to tell the story of your birth, uninterrupted, in whatever order you recall it. Your practitioner Danielle, will create and hold a safe space for you to share your experiences and explore where healing is needed.

After the initial session, treatment will follow the same sequence as a standard romiromi/mirimiri treatment, however particular attention may be paid to the pelvic region, to facilitate energetic clearing of the whare tangata (womb/uterus), birth canal and injuries.

These treatments will NEVER involve internal vaginal/rectal examinations and you will always remain fully clothed. Consent will be gained before any pressure points in the pelvic region are activated and each treatment will be guided by the client’s level of comfort and readiness.

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Tutaki ki a Amellia 

Whakaaturia pototia a Amellia, tae atu ki tona tohungatanga me te whakamarama ko ia to tohunga mo tenei wahanga. 

Meet Danielle

Whakaaturia pototia a Amellia, tae atu ki tona tohungatanga me te whakamarama ko ia to tohunga mo tenei wahanga. 

What’s the ACC process?

ACC Process

If you already have an approved ACC claim for maternal birth injury, just let ACC know you’d like to access rongoā Māori by calling them on 0800 101 996 and providing them with our name (Te Ara Teatea) and vendor ID (VBD612). ACC will then send a purchase order to us and we’ll contact you once we have processed your paperwork, to arrange treatment.

If you have birthed recently but don’t have an ACC claim, talk to your midwife (if you’re still under her care) to find out whether you’re eligible and whether she can lodge a claim for you. If you have already been discharged by your midwife, arrange an appointment with your GP, so that you can be assessed and find out whether you’re eligible. Once your claim
has been lodged and approved, contact ACC as detailed above, and let them know you would like to access rongoā Māori.

Unfortunately, not every birth injury is covered (but the vast majority are) and depending on whether your injury is classed as a birth injury or medical injury, you may not be able to access rongoā Māori as part of your treatment. For the full list of covered birth injuries, see ACC’s website.


If it turns out your injury is not covered by ACC, but you are still interested in accessing rongoā Māori to heal birth trauma (physical or otherwise), we would still love to work with you. It simply means the cost of treatment will not be covered by ACC and you will need to pay for this privately.

What about mental health issues resulting from traumatic birth? Does ACC cover that?

We hear you, māmā. Psychological and emotional trauma are very real results of births that either didn’t go to plan, or left women and their whānau feeling powerless and the after-effects can be just as debilitating, if not more so, than physical injuries.

Unfortunately, the only mental health conditions covered by ACC relative to birth are those which are deemed to have been the direct result of a physical birth injury on the covered list. If your physical injury is not covered by ACC, then any mental health issue that may have arisen as a result will not be covered, however this does not stop you from accessing
rongoā Māori. It simply means the cost of treatment will not be covered by ACC and you will need to pay the full cost of treatment.

Is mental health covered?
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Whakapa atu

Mena kei te pirangi koe ki te rapu korero atu, ki te whakarite wa ranei ki te tutaki ki a Amellia tena koa whakakiia o korero i raro nei ka hoki atu matou ki a koe. 

Mena kei te pirangi koe ki te waea mai ki a maatau me mahi tonu022 369 6761

Ka whakapā atu mātou ki a koe ākuanei.

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