Meet our Bay Wellness practitioners: their background and their contact details

Bronwyn Gardner - HB Doulas

Antenatal education helps parents explore options and make informed decisions on issues relating to pregnancy, birth and early parenting.  By learning what to expect during the labour and gaining basic birthing skills, families have better birth outcomes.  Learn about coping strategies for the first few weeks following the birth and how to be involved in baby and parenting preparations, help make the process more real.  Antenatal education also helps expectant parents acquire the skills and confidence needed to make birth and the parenting journey a positive and rewarding experience.
Bronwyn offers antenatal education, birth support and postnatal care. Antenatal education may be 8 week courses, intensive weekend courses or one on one sessions. Breastpump sales and hire is also available. Bronwyn gives informational, emotional and physical support to Hawke's Bay women and their families. Bronwyn is a trained Child Birth Educator through Aoraki Polytechnic in Timaru NZ and has been teaching classes since 2006. She attended a course with Birth International in Sydney and completed her Postnatal Doula qualification with CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) in 2006 and became a Peer Breastfeeding Counsellor with La Leche League in 2012. Bronwyn is an Educator for Brainwave Trust Aotearoa and a Director of Bay Babies.
Contact Bronwyn Gardner on 027 6775241.
See website www.hbdoulas.co.nz for more information.
Facebook link here.

Diane Reefman - Positive Birth-Positive Bodywork

Diane is a Registered Massage Therapist with MNZ and has been working professionally in this field since 1988 in the US, UK, and NZ specialising in Pre and Post Natal Massage and Cranio-Sacral Therapy for the treatment of babies and children. Her unique integrative system of bodywork for healing and wellbeing uses remedial and sports massage, cranio-sacral therapy, acupressure, foot joint mobilisation and heated and chilled rock therapy. In 1996 she developed and began teaching the Positive Birth programme, a birth coaching course working with both the mind and the body to prepare for labour and birth. Since then she has been involved with the making of the Pink Kit and has produced a DVD and booklet resource, called Wahine Marohirohi, for Te Ha Ora, a Tikanga Maori antenatal programme.
Contact Di Reefman on 06 875 1170 or 027 575 1610.
See website www.positivebirth-positivebodywork.co.nz for more information.

Trish Varcoe - Midwife
Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby! As a midwife I provide a full range of midwifery services right from the very beginning of pregnancy including pregnancy testing, complete antenatal, labour and birth care until six weeks after your baby is born.
My passion is in supporting optimal health for both you and your baby, and planning care that reflects the needs of you and your family. I have worked both in the community and hospital setting. I offer birthing care in the environment that you feel most comfortable, homebirth, waterbirth or hospital birth. I have experience in a wide range of birthing from normal through to complex care and provide midwifery care alongside medical professionals as need arises.  I look forward to meeting you and sharing this special time in your life.
Contact Trish on 027 8722442.
Karyn Worthington - Photographer
Karyn Worthington Photography is a boutique child portraiture business. She specialises in creative and expressive portraits, capturing children’s emotions and imagination.
Photography is about so much more than just capturing a person's likeness.  It's about creating memories that capture each child's unique personality. She doesn't do formal poses but rather, fun, relaxed images in a natural environment.
Karyn has worked with newborn babies and young children for over 20 years, giving her a strong rapport with them.  She takes enormous pride in her work and her aim is to give you classically beautiful, unique artwork that you will truly treasure, and love displaying on your walls
Karyn is an award winning, NZIPP qualified photographer, with a degree in photography and design.
Contact Karyn on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
See website www.karynworthington.co.nz for more information.
Angela Hair   - Concordia Health
Homeopathic medicines assist the natural tendency of your body to heal itself. The remedies are easy to take and effective for all ages even during pregnancy. They can be safely used alongside conventional medicines.
Using homeopathy gives you a new kind of awareness about health and wellbeing. The selected treatment is individual to each person. The initial consultation may take between 60 to 90 minutes in long standing complaints. A shorter follow-up visit after 3-4 weeks is usually scheduled to assess response to the homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy is useful in mental and emotional as well as physical complaints. For example homeopathy is very effective with fertility and menses problems, during pregnancy and labour, mastitis, urinary tract infections, lactation problems, baby colic and digestive disorders, coughs, colds and infections but also consider homeopathy for migraines, arthritis, depression, anxiety and behavioural problems. The list is endless.
Your NZCH Registered Homeopath.
Contact Angela Hair on 027 443 6737.
Diana Rickman - EFT Practitioner
Emotional Freedom technique is a highly effective, clinically proven tool combining modern talk therapy with the ancient technique of acupressure and when its guided by the sharp eyes and ears of a trained practitioner EFT can gently but dramatically relieve and clear emotional problems and behaviours and their physical symptoms in children and adults.
Diana is a level 3 certified Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner. This AAMET certification is recognised worldwide and follows the teachings of Gary Craig the founder of EFT meridian tapping.In 2015 Diana founded the mission-driven media and education venture Your Emotionally Strong Life in the quest to support, share and coach.Diana specialises in behaviours resulting from anxiety, stress, emotional trauma and PTSD and supports and mentors adults and children to break free from limiting beliefs, unwanted behaviour, cravings and negative memories and create. live more joyful, calm, confident and emotionally strong lives.She regularly shares EFT at talks and events and offers a growing catalogue of workshops and courses. Diana is a fully insured member of AAMET.
Contact Diana Rickman on 021 2303446.
See website www.dianarickman.com for more information.
Nicki Lampon - Bay Reflexology and Bay HypnoBirthing
Nicki Lampon has a Diploma in Reflexology from the London School of Reflexology and is a qualified HypnoBirthing Educator, teaching the Mongan method. While Nicki has a special interest in helping women to have a calm, peaceful, natural birth, she works with anyone looking for better health and has particular expertise in the areas of stress relief, immune support and cancer support.
Nicki has worked in the UK and NZ and is also trained in reflexology lymph drainage (an award-winning treatment that boosts the immune system), facial reflexology and hot stone reflexology. Nicki is a member of Reflexology New Zealand and the HypnoBirthing Institute.
Contact Nicki Lampon on 021 909446
See website www.bayreflexology.co.nz and www.bayhypnobirthing.co.nz for more information.
Facebook link www.facebook.com/bayreflexology and here www.facebook.com/bayhypnobirthing.
Joy Tomoana - Mindful Money
Joy is a qualified and experienced adult educator and counsellor. She developed an interest in the place of money in overall well-being some years ago and is now fulfilling her vision of working with women to improve their financial well-being. She works with individuals, couples or small groups.
Joy does not sell nor endorse any financial products. Unlike banks and most financial institutions, her education sessions are truly impartial. She works with you to identify your money personality, your basic values and life goals, and to show you ways of managing your money to achieve those goals. You can then approach other finance professionals with the confidence of knowing that you already know what savings and investment products suit you best.
Joy has a Masters degree in Counselling, and Educational Psychology and has taught at both university and polytechnics. She has studied Personal Finance at Massey University and is currently completing her Certificate in Financial Services.
Contact Joy on 021 463625 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
See her website www.mindfulmoney.co.nz for more information.
Face Book link here.
Hayley Hinchco - Hawkes Bay Placenta Services
After a career in early childhood education, Hayley has been raising her children for the past six years while building what has now become Hawke’s Bay Placenta Services, which has been operating since January 2017.
Maternal health, especially the early postpartum stages has become a focus and passion for Hayley which has unfolded into the opportunity to help mothers through this unique avenue.
Hawke’s Bay Placenta Services offers encapsulation services to all mothers and can provide information and answer any questions on a personal one on one basis.
Contact Hayley on 027 3726852 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Face Book link here for more information.