As part of a maternity quality improvement activity, Te Whatu Ora: Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley is providing homebirth consumables and loan equipment for use in the community by Lead Maternity Carers (LMC).

Lead Maternity Carers who have access agreement in the district, with clients planning a homebirth can be supplied birth packs, pool liners, pool covers and access loan pools, by completing the form below and returning it to our Maternal Health Co-ordinator team. Please send completed order forms to both: and

Some information for you:

  • Orders can be sent at any time, but will only be processed for gestations later than 32 weeks (to ensure equitable access).
  • Minimum three days between order and pickup *
  • Orders will be confirmed by email by the Maternal Health Co-Ordinator team - please do not collect without confirmation
  • Equipment must be collected and returned by Lead Maternity Carer (or midwife / medical representative) – loan equipment agreements are with the LMC
  • For midwives who support high numbers of home water births, you can order the disposable liners and covers separately to use in your own birth pools.

*The first orders will be available for collection from 4.30pm Wednesday 16 November 2022.

To order homebirth consumables or loan equipment: 



Last updated 16 November 2022.