Find my midwife north shore
Kate Sheppard Midwifery has been widely regarded as the premium birthing provider on the North Shore for the last 15 years. Our team of friendly, experienced midwives will ensure you have a healthy, safe and informed pregnancy. We are fully committed to your right to choose how your pregnancy and birth should progress. We offer two different care options, designed to fit in with your views and the way you live. Our group of experienced midwives have been practicing on the Shore for many years, and have delivered over 10, happy, healthy babies.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Pregnant women take lead in group prenatal visits
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North Shore Hospital Maternity Services (Waitematā DHB)
Kate Sheppard Midwifery has been widely regarded as the premium birthing provider on the North Shore for the last 15 years. Our team of friendly, experienced midwives will ensure you have a healthy, safe and informed pregnancy. We are fully committed to your right to choose how your pregnancy and birth should progress.
We offer two different care options, designed to fit in with your views and the way you live. Our group of experienced midwives have been practicing on the Shore for many years, and have delivered over 10, happy, healthy babies.
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We can discuss an overview of your anticipated care and any special requests you may have. Our group of friendly and experienced midwives will provide you with safe and professional care throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth and up to four to six weeks post-natally. For expecting mums wanting the added security of a specialist obstetrician on-hand during pregnancy and birth, we offer TotalCare in association with the specialists at Beginnings Birthing.
Generally you will have your first midwifery appointment at weeks. At this visit she will explain how she will look after you and what early blood tests and scans are available as part of early pregnancy screening.
Your midwife will be your Lead Maternity Carer LMC and will be your day-to-day point of contact as the weeks and months progress. Each midwife will have a different approach, and it is best to talk to your individual carer. Midwifery care is free of charge in New Zealand, providing that you meet Ministry of Health criteria. We can discuss an overview of your anticipated pregnancy care and any special considerations and requests you may have. All without any cost to you.
If you just want to chat or have any questions, of course please feel free to get in touch too. You can also email us or give us a call on 09 if you would prefer. Because of this, our patients usually reside within the North Shore or Rodney districts. Total Care. Search for:. Your Choices of Care We are fully committed to your right to choose how your pregnancy and birth should progress.
Your Dedicated Team Our group of experienced midwives have been practicing on the Shore for many years, and have delivered over 10, happy, healthy babies. Why Choose Kate Sheppard?
Frequently Asked Questions. Can I choose my Midwife? When will my first appointment be? How often will I see my Midwife? How much does Midwifery Care cost? Contact Us. It is best to get in touch as soon as you know you are pregnant, as our team do book up quickly. Get in Touch.
Your First Choice in Pregnancy & Birth Care
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am a New Zealand trained registered midwife and I feel privileged being a part of helping new life safely into this world and working in partnership alongside women on this life-changing journey. I aim to work with you and your wider support networks to achieve the most out of your pregnancy, birth and adjustment to life with a new family member. I believe in women-centred individualised care and supporting women in achieving a positive birth experience, making sure the safety of mother and baby is maintained is my upmost priority at all times.
These midwives provide full continuity of midwifery care to pregnant women during pregnancy, labour, birth and for 4 — 6 weeks after birth. All Midwifery care is fully subsidized for NZ citizens and residents and holders of current 2 year work visas. These midwives are self-employed so manage their own bookings you will need to contact them directly if you want to make an appointment to register with one of them. Please be aware that although midwives may have indicated availability that they only book women per month so any availability can disappear in a few minutes! In addition midwives book a combination of first time mothers and women who have already given birth each month.
How to find a midwife
The Midwifery Council does not employ or recommend midwives, we do hold the Register of Midwives. Simply type in the name of your midwife, and the Register will show if they have a current practising certificate and other information such as their qualifications and any conditions on their practice. In New Zealand, registration is for life, so midwives remain in the Register even when they are not practising. This is a good option. Most new mothers are happy to pass on the contact details for their midwife if she was happy with the maternity care she received. Your GP can discuss your options for maternity care and will have contact details of midwives in the area. This phone line is run by the Ministry of Health. If you cannot find a Lead Maternity Care midwife then please ring the community midwifery team of your local hospital. They will provide you with midwifery care and may even be able to put you in contact with an LMC midwife when and if one becomes available. It is important that you receive care throughout your pregnancy.
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