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 live in Huapai; Kumeu and I love providing midwifery care to the local families and surrounding communities in west Auckland.
I work in partnership with Bunny Cummings, we share a caseload of pregnant mums, and alternate being on call for births throughout the week and weekends.
We 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 we are able to follow my passion by providing midwifery care throughout the childbirth experience; antenatal, labour and birth. As part of our practice we 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 and promote wellness to women and therefore families.
We realise that everyone is different, bringing different values, customs and beliefs. Acknowledging this and planning care to encompass these differences is also our passion, making each woman’s experience individual.
When I am not providing midwifery care, I enjoy trail running, training for ultra marathons, time on my SUP 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.