Congratulations on your pregnancy!
There must be a lot of questions about what to do and where to go from here….
For maternity care in New Zealand, you will need to register with a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), which is free if you are a New Zealand resident. West Auckland Midwives provide LMC care and are a group of experienced, popular midwives… so if you would like us, you need to contact us as early as possible to secure your place with us for the rest of your journey.
This is an exciting time of your life, and we can help guide you through the nine months of your pregnancy, birth and the early stages at home.
West Auckland Midwives provide you with all your antenatal, labour and delivery, and postnatal care. We can order your blood test, scans and prescribe pregnancy related medicines. Within our practice, we provide you with any birth preference you wish; drug free, pain relief including epidurals and water births.
We are a group of midwives who are easy to approach, good listeners and have great sense of humours, all while maintaining a high standard of professionalism. We love being involved with pregnant women, their families and babies.
We believe that pregnancy and childbirth are normal life events and in the majority of cases proceed without any problems. Our midwifery skills are strong in picking up on problems early that may need a doctors involvement. We have an excellent working relationship with the doctors at Waitakere Maternity Unit and have no hesitation in referring you to them if we have any concerns about you or your baby.
Referrals can also be made to; antenatal classes, hospital dieticians, lactations consultants, physiotherapist and social workers and stop smoking programmes.
We cover the West Auckland area, delivering at Waitakere Maternity Unit only, and in selected cases at home, if it is the women’s choice.
Go to the Our Midwives page to learn a little more about each of us and see if we have spaces available for you.
The wheel has not been re-invented with our website, there are many excellent sites out there with pregnancy, birth and baby information for you…we have included links to some of them for you to enjoy.
Bunny Cummings, Rachael Hastings, Janelle Lawson, Keren King, Fi Browne and Jana Kite.