Claire Hotchin | Calmbirth®

Registered Calmbirth® NZ Educators

Claire Hotchin - Auckland

Our lovely Claire who has been with Calmbirth® since its beginnings in Australia, has now (April 2019) retired from teaching courses in Auckland to go on new adventures, so it is sad for us, but not so sad for her! Thank you Claire for all your wisdom over the years that you have been so happy to share with us as participants and colleagues. Lots of love to you as you enjoy a new chapter of your life.


Claire HotchinOver the past 38 years, I have worked as both a hospital and self employed midwife in England, Canada, and New Zealand, attending births in hospitals, primary birthing centres,and home. Currently, I am a Midwifery Lecturer at AUT. Having attended well over a 1000 births, I know that birth has the potential to be a joyful and empowering life-changing experience. I wish for all women, the confidence to birth calmly and naturally; and in so doing, support their babies to enter the world in an aware and gentle way. I am excited to be able to offer Calmbirth® classes, as I believe the classes offer women and their birth partners the opportunity to realise this potential.

Classes are small, and located in central Auckland.

Other qualifications: Registered Nurse; Registered Midwife; MA (Hons) in Midwifery; International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.