Hi my name is Rachael Hastings; I have been living in New Zealand now for 16 years, moving here from London with my wonderful kiwi husband. We have 3 gorgeous and very active sons; Nate, Josh and Cameron. I recently moved from Laingholm to Huapai; Kumeu and I love providing midwifery care to the local families and surrounding communities in west Auckland.
I believe that pregnancy is a normal life event that should ultimately result in empowerment for every woman. The uniqueness of midwifery care in New Zealand means that I am able to follow my passion by providing midwifery care throughout the childbirth experience; antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal period. As part of my practice I focus on individual needs and support each woman to choose the best care for her and her baby whether this is drug free, epidural, waterbirth or caesarean birth; promoting wellness to women and therefore families.
I realise that everyone is different, bringing different values, customs and beliefs. Acknowledging this and planning care to encompass these differences is also my passion, making each woman’s experience individual.
When I am not providing midwifery care, I enjoy doing CrossFit 3-4 times a week and supporting my boys in their sports.
I will contact you during normal working hours after you make an enquiry for midwifery care.
It could take a few days to get back to you if I have been busy with emergencies or births.
Thank you for your understanding.