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List of midwife LMCs

Using the list

LMC midwives are listed under the area they practice in - northern, western, central, southern and eastern Wellington, and Porirua and Kapiti. Some midwives cover several or all areas. You can read definitions of each area here.

Availability refers to the time you are due to give birth. You may need to contact several midwives. Check website https://findyourmidwife.co.nz/region/wellington for availability

Contact midwives during working hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday).

Postnatal care list

See the postnatal care (after the birth) list if you do not have postnatal care already arranged with your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) midwife or the Hospital Community Midwifery Team (CMT)

Can't find a midwife from the list below

If you are unable to find an LMC midwife after contacting midwives yourself:

Fill in the form on our contact page via this link contact us via our online form or leave a message on 0800 Find MW (0800 346 369).

If there is no LMC midwives available we can refer you to the Community Midwifery Team (CMT) at Wellington Hospital 

Your GP can also provide early pregnancy care and advise you on taking iodine and folic acid, and about antenatal blood tests and scans.


Online list - midwives in Wellington and Porirua

Eva Stabler - Bay Midwives Wellington

Area Central, Southern Western Eastern You can read definitions of each area here

Contact via website www.askthemidwife.org  

Clinic We have our clinic at Chiropractic Center Level 1/64 Dixon Street, Te Aro

Availability contact and see www.askthemidwife.org  

Alice O'Dell 

Supporting pregnant people wishing to birth in Wellington Hospital. Our clinic is in Kaori.

Area Central and Western Wellington

Clinic in Kaori

Contact email fourcornersmidwifery@gmail.com  

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Emma Wooldridge Hyett - Capital City Midwives

Tena koe I have a natural approach to midwifery care and I pride myself on honest and open communication that encourages pregnant people and families to make informed choices about their care, tailoring information for you as an individual, and supporting you in your choices. Supporting pregnant people to birth at home, Kenepuru or Wellington Hospital. I look forward to supporting you on this empowering journey.

Area Northern and Western and Tawa

Clinic Antenatal clinic day is on Thursdays in Karori

Contact 0224656077 text or call between 9-5

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Noreen Jewell - Capital City Midwives

I am a Midwife who has been working for 20 years as an LMC in the Wellington region. 

Area Central /Karori You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 021475978

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Wanni Tam - Capital City Midwives

Caseload Chinese and English speaking Midwife based at Wellington.  

Area Northern You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0211824449

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Domino Midwives

Domino Midwives Dominos are a group of midwives who share similar views and beliefs about birth. The Midwifery Service provided by the Domino Midwives is based on the strong belief that pregnancy, labour and childbirth are normal life events for most pregnant people. The midwives encourage pregnant people to choose a natural approach unless there are clinical issues indicating otherwise. Support and trust in pregnant people are essential elements of our practice and we work to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. Choice and our commitment to safety temper our practice. We specialise in waterbirth and homebirth, so give priority to those wishing to have these options. Kenepuru Birth Unit is also a choice that we can offer. A few of our midwives also offer acupuncture within their practice.

Contact Please use the mail form for finding a midwife via their website http://www.dominomidwives.co.nz/

For enquiries about looking for a midwife please include the following information: your name, where you live (the suburb in Wellington), your due date, if this is your first baby (or how many children you have), a phone number and email address.

Clinic Newtown Lychgate Centre.

Availability contact or check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Amelia Clay  - Domino Midwives

Area Central Northern You can read definitions of each area here

Contact use email enquiry form on website http://www.dominomidwives.co.nz/ 

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Shannon Scott  - Domino Midwives  

Area Central Northern You can read definitions of each area here

Contact use email enquiry form on website http://www.dominomidwives.co.nz/ 

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Sarah Dow - Domino Midwives

Area Northern Porirua You can read definitions of each area here

Contact use email enquiry form on website http://www.dominomidwives.co.nz/

Availability check website  https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Wendy Smith - Domino Midwives

Area Central Eastern  You can read definitions of each area here

Contact use email enquiry form on website http://www.dominomidwives.co.nz/

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Suzi Hume - Domino Midwives

Area Central You can read definitions of each area here

Contact use email enquiry form on website http://www.dominomidwives.co.nz/

Availability contact 027 2229 669 or email suzihume12@gmail.com

Wellington Home Birth Midwives Association

We believe that pregnancy and birth are normal life events and support pregnant people to give birth naturally in which ever environment is right for them. We specialise in home birth, water birth and natural birth in Wellington hospital. We give individual care based on a common group philosophy and are dedicated to providing care that empowers birthing people.

Website http://wellingtonhomebirth.weebly.com

Susie Fothersgill

Midwife based at Hutt and offering homebirths in Northern suburbs, Whitby, Pauatahanui, Judgeford and Hutt Valley

Contact text or phone 0223966570 or email susie@journeyman.co.nz for general enquires 9am till 5pm

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Joy Wadham - Caseload Midwife

Area East Wellington

Clinic Strathmore Park on Wednesdays and Brandon Street in the CBD on Fridays

Contact 0211018291 9am till 5pm for general enquires.

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Gill Burdett 

I offer pregnancy care on Mondays and Fridays at my office at Miramar Natural Health Centre at 9 Park Road in Miramar. 

Labour and birth care can be provided by one of two of my colleagues who are also experienced independent midwives.  

I can also provide follow through care ( pregnancy, birth and postnatal ) for women who are likely to be having a planned Caesarean Section.

I can provide postnatal care in your home for 4 to 6 weeks after the birth, if you live in Eastern, Southern or Central Wellington.  

Enquiries by email or text preferred

Area Eastern Central and Southern,  You can read definitions of each area here

Contact text 0274435425 or email gillburdettacupuncture@gmail.com

Website www.gillburdett.co.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Rachel McTavish

I offer hospital births at Wellington. I do not offer homebirths or waterbirths. 

Area Newlands to Ngaio, and Karori occasionally You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0274708939

Availability contact to check

Joanne Scott - Miramar Midwives

I am a Midwife and Nurse. I offer continuity of midwifery care throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth and up to 6 weeks after baby is born. 

Area Southern Eastern You can read definitions of each area here

Clinic Miramar Medical Centre

Contact email Jo.miramarmidwives@gmail.com

Website www.miramarmidwives.co.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Emily Maclaurin - Miramar Midwives

Kia ora and congratulations on your pregnancy! I offer continuity of care throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth and up to 6 weeks after baby is born.
I aim to provide supportive and respectful care for all pregnant people, including members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I look forward to hearing from you.

Area Southern, Eastern, Central suburbs of Wellington

Contact general enquires email emily.miramarmidwives@gmail.com

Website www.miramarmidwives.co.nz

Availability check website www.findyourmidwife.co.nz  

Katherine Hoshino - Miramar Midwives

I offer continuity of midwifery care throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth and up to 6 weeks after baby is born. I am bilingual speaking English and Japanese

Area Southern Eastern You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0212988227 9am-4pm text or call for general enquires or email katherine.miramarmidwives@gmail.com

Website www.miramarmidwives.co.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Liz Dentice - Miramar Midwives

I offer continuity of midwifery care throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth and up to 6 weeks after baby is born.  

Area Southern Eastern Central

Contact email liz.miramarmidwives@gmail.com or text or phone 0274409819 9-5pm for general enquires

Website www.miramarmidwives.co.nz

Availability contact for availability

Antonia Bettany

I am currently only taking 2 return (who I have provided care for before) clients per month

I provide continuity of care throughout antenatal, labour and birth, and the postnatal periods.

I offer births in the hospital setting and am experienced in waterbirths.

Area Southern, Eastern, Central, Northern, Porirua You can read definitions of each area here

Clinic in Newtown on Friday morning

Contact 0800 WGTNMW (0800 948 669)

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Wanaka Noanoa 

Kia ora koutou. Ko Wanaka Noanoa tōku ingoa. He uri ahau nō Te Tai Rāwhiti. E noho ana au ki Pōneke. Congratulations on your hapūtanga! I provide midwifery care to whānau located in the central Wellington area and surrounding suburbs. I value continuity of care and aim to support you and your whanau throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and up to six weeks' after your pēpi is born. I'm fortunate to be supported within a group of 4 other beautiful midwives, which allows me to balance mahi and spending time with my own whānau. I am passionate about providing holistic midwifery care and supporting whānau to make informed decisions. As one of few Māori midwives in Wellington, my priority is caring for whānau Māori. 

Area Southern, Eastern, Central and Northern suburbs

Clinic 12/100 Riddiford Street, Newtown

Contact Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, leave your name and number or email midwifewanaka@gmail.com

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Penina Fitisemanu - Pasefika Midwifery Services for Pasefika and Maori women

Talofa lava, Bula Vinaka, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Fakaalofa atu, Kia Ora!

My name is Penina Fitisemanu and I am currently the only Pasefika Midwife who works in the Wellington Central and suburban areas of the CCDHB catchment region. I am of Samoan and Swiss descent.

I have been a Midwife for 25 years and also trained as a Registered Nurse.

My services are offered to Pasefika and Maori women only, to offer an alternate cultural choice when looking for Midwifery care by a Pasefika provider.

As a Pasefika woman I value language, culture, family, faith, customs and traditions which are the foundations of who I am. As a Midwife I bring these values with me when I care for women from not only a Samoan background but also different Pasefika nations and Maori. 

I acknowledge Pasefika and Maori women are uniquely different but intimately understand we share very similar cultural beliefs. I believe by offering a culturally appropriate service this will provide the highest satisfaction, access and equitable care for both Pasefika and Maori Women as consumers of maternity care.

I recognise Maori as Tangata Whenua and the importance of Te Tiriti O Waitangi as an essential component for healthcare provision.

I can take up to 6 women per month and early enquiries are encouraged via email.

I work in a group setting for backup, provide Continuity of Care as the model of Midwifery care and facilitate births at Wellington Regional Hospital. Ia manuia

Area I work predominantly in the Southern and Eastern suburbs and not beyond Johnsonville looking after Pasefika and Maori women  but will take returning clients from other areas if my caseload allows You can read definitions of each area here

Contact care for Pasefika and Maori women phone 0800 WGTNMW (0800 948 669) Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, just leave your name and number so I can call you back or email pasefikamidwiferyservices@gmail.com 

Clinic 12/100 Riddiford Street Newtown

Availability Check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Evelyn Lu - Birth Options Midwifery

I am an LMC as part of the Birth Options Midwifery team. Fluent in English and Mandarin.

Area North Khandallah, Johnsonville, Newlands to Pukerua Bay and Wellington central, including Newtown.

Clinic Parumoana Street, Porirua

Contact 0800445030

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Cheryl Lovett - Birth Options Midwifery

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I am an LMC practicing in Porirua with an amazing practice partner who has been practising for over 17 years. Together we are passionate about pregnant person centred care and empowering women to make decisions about their care and birth experiences.

Area Porirua You can read definitions of each area here

Clinic Parumoana Street, Porirua

Contact 0800 445 030

Cherie Carline - Birth Options Midwifery

I am an LMC midwife who has been working in the Porirua area for 17 years. I am happy to do homebirth and hospital births and will work with you to try and obtain the birth you are looking for. I do shared care with Cheryl Lovett.

Area Porirua, Johnsonville to Pukerua Bay You can read definitions of each area here

Clinic Parumoana Street, Porirua

Contact 0800 445 030

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Emma Hodgson - Birth Options Midwifery

My philosophy is that birth is a natural process and every pregnant person is entitled to have the information, power and support to make choices around their pregnancy and birth that are completely right for them and their family. It is a Midwife’s job to listen, guide and support the pregnant person to make these choices.

I offer homebirth, and hospital birth at Kenepuru and Wellington and take 3-4 women per month.

Area Johnsonville-Pukerua Bay You can read definitions of each area here

Clinic Parumoana Street, Porirua

Contact 0800445030

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Stephanie Davis - Porirua Maori Pasifika Midwives

I offer homebirths, births at Kenepuru Maternity and Wellington Hospital.  

Area Porirua You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0221039832 or via www.findyourmidwife.co.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Tessa (Tess) Ross - Birth Treasure

Kia ora, congratulations on your pregnancy. I am a case-loading midwife in Porirua available to support you throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. 

I take a small caseload and offer primary birth support for Home birth or Kenepuru Maternity. 

We are able to loan birthing pools and TENS machines for those choosing to birth at home. 

Area Johnsonville to Porirua including Plimmerton

Clinic Level 4, North City Plaza, 2 Titahi Bay Road, Porirua

Contact Text or Phone 0223932022, or email tessmidwife@gmail.com

Availability Check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Mel Symes - Birth Treasure

I am happy to provide support for the birth experience that is right for you and your family, this can either be at home, Kenepuru Birthing Unit or Wellington Hospital.

Area Johnsonville to Pukerua Bay You can read definitions of each area here

Clinic Level 4, North City Plaza, 2 Titahi Bay Road, Porirua

Contact 0273203838 email mel.symes@gmail.com  

Website http://www.birthtreasure.org/  

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Linda Elvines - Birth Treasure

I am a case loading community midwife - I work with a wonderful group of midwives called Birth Treasure   Midwives.

I am committed to providing full antenatal, labour and birth and postnatal care with a focus on continuity of care for a normal life event. I offer hospital and home births. A woman and her whanau's personal and wider family cultural needs are paramount to ensuring a fully involved and wonderful journey through her birthing experience.

I will support, nurture, inform and empower the woman and her whanau throughout this blessing of life's journey. I will endeavour to recognise anything outside the norm and seek appropriate advice wherever necessary.

Working in partnership with the participation of the woman and her Whanau and my midwifery and obstetric colleagues ensures the treasured birth experience results in a safe and positive outcome for mother and baby.

Area Newlands/Khandallah to Pukerua Bay Porirua You can read definitions of each area here

Clinic Level 4, North City Plaza, 2 Titahi Bay Road, Porirua

Contact 0277025413 or 08007025413

Website http://www.birthtreasure.org/  

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Mariette Fuchs - Birth Treasure

Pregnancy and birth are normal life events for most women and motherhood is the rewarding experience that follows on from the partnership between you and your midwife. My midwifery philosophy centres on working alongside women to empower them to fulfil the ambitions that they have for this special time. I provide individualised support and care during pregnancy, labour and birth and feel that women and partners should be well informed and prepared during this wonderful journey. I support birth at home, Keneperu Maternity and Wellington Hospital.

Area Porirua, Johnsonville to Pukerua Bay You can read definitions of each area here

Clinic Level 4, North City Plaza, 2 Titahi Bay Road, Porirua

Contact answer service 0274127100 from 9-4pm

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/  

Te Ao Marama Midwifery

Tena Koutou Katoa, Talofa, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Mauri  

We are a group of experienced Maori and Pasifika midwives providing a team care approach to how we care for our mamas, pepi and whanau.

We provide antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal care for our wahine.

Our kaupapa is to improve birth outcomes for Maori and Pasifika whanau, therefore we will predominantly be offering care to Maori and Pasifika whanau in the Porirua region.

If you would like further information about team care or would like us to care for you, your pepi and whanau, you can contact us via our email on teaomaramamidwife@gmail.com or scan the QR code and fill in the questionnaire so we have your details and can contact you back.

Our team:

Fana Temese-To’omaga
Cherie Parai
Therese Stowers
Wendi Robinson
Leilani Va’a
Jardena Bridgeman

Area Porirua You can read definitions of each area here

Contact via email on teaomaramamidwife@gmail.com or scan the QR code and fill in the questionnaire so we have your details and can contact you back.

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

 

Te Puna Wairua Hapū Hub 

Te Puna Wairua Hapū Hub is an Iwi run community service promoting early engagement to maternity services based in Porirua at 7 Mungavin Ave, Ranui. 

Te Puna Wairua aims to support whānau to maternity services and connect them with an LMC in the area. 

We also offer mental health support, lactation support, whooping cough and flu vaccinations.

You can self-refer via contact below or walk-in to our clinic at 7 Mungavin ave, Porirua if preferred. 

Contact 0800 672 862 or 0271800 4103

Jo Stuart - Meraki Midwives

I am passionate about midwifery and providing individualised, evidence informed, midwifery care throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatally

Area Tawa to Pukerua Bay

Clinic Porirua

Contact email Jostuart.midwife@gmail.com

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Tasmin Jury - Meraki Midwives

I am a midwife providing care from Pukerua Bay to Johnsonville. I take 3-4 clients per month.

Area Pukerua Bay to Johnsonville

Clinic Porirua

Contact email tjurymidwife@gmail.com

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Tess Willis - Meraki Midwives

I am passionate about midwifery and love joining with women and their whanau during this exciting journey. I offer homebirth and Kenepuru Maternity primarily, with Wellington Hospital births as required.

Area Tawa to Pukerua Bay You can read definitions of each area here

Clinic Porirua

Contact email tesswillis.midwife@gmail.com or website http://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/midwife/e89cb02d-ba3c-42f1-a2cf-012a0b17ada1/tess+willis

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Bex Wastney - Kapiti Midwives (Whitby to Otaki)

Area Whitby, Pukerua Bay to Otaki

Clinic Kapiti

Contact 0224221724 9-5pm Mon-Friday or email bexwastney@gmail.com  

Website www.kapitimidwives.org.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Early Antenatal Care Midwifery Clinic 

Emma Halsey - Early Antenatal Care Midwifery Clinic 

I am a registered midwife of 12 years who provides early pregnancy care for people living in the Wellington, Porirua area.

If you are having difficulty finding an LMC Midwife or don’t have a GP who can provide your early pregnancy care I can provide care until 14 weeks gestation. This can include blood tests, ultrasound referrals and health promotion. I will then support you to find an LMC.

I also offer free pregnancy tests. 

Area covered At present I am running a clinic in Porirua on a Thursday.

Contact phone 02102514955 email Ekhmidwifery@hotmail.com 

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Kelleigh Sheffield - Early Antenatal Care Midwifery Clinic 

An early pregnancy clinic appointment is suitable for a woman up to 14 weeks pregnant who has not yet booked with a midwife.

This early appointment can provide you with: pregnancy confirmation, maternity care options, health and nutrition advice, pregnancy brochures and packs, screening including blood tests, dating scan, and/or trisomy screening, and midwifery prescriptions.

See website for more information and to enquire https://poriruamidwife.wixsite.com/nzld

Area covered Early pregnancy clinic usually held by appointment in Porirua.

Contact poriruamidwives@gmail.com 

 

Online list - midwives in Kapiti


Sarah Bromley - Nikau Midwives

Area Kapiti, Pukerua Bay, Plimmerton, Whitby, Antenatal/Postnatal only

Contact 08004nikau (64528)

Availability contact

Becs Harker - Nikau Midwives

Area Kapiti

Contact 08004nikau (64528)

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Kylee Martin - Nikau Midwives

Area Kapiti

Contact 08004nikau (64528)

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Sonja Hahn - Nikau Midwives

Area Kapiti

Contact 08004nikau (64528)

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Grada Dixon - Nikau Midwives

I provide care to women who wish to birth at Paraparaumu Maternity, or Wellington Hospital. All antenatal appointments are done at clinic and postnatal visits will be done at home. I work with Nikau Midwives and back up is provided by any of the other Midwives within the group. I graduated in 1999 and have been working as a LMC with Nikau Midwives since then.

The group’s philosophy of keeping birth normal is integral to the care provided to all women, but we recognise that not all women can achieve this so care is individualised to each women’s needs and requirements

Area Raumati and Otaki

Contact 08004nikau (64528)

Website www.nikaumidwives.com

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Sahra Kress - Nikau Midwives

I facilitate birth at home, at Paraparaumu Maternity, or Wellington Hospital.

Area Kapiti

Contact 08004nikau (64528)

Website www.nikaumidwives.com

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Andrea Sarty - Nikau Midwives

I see pregnancy and birth as a wondrous family building time. I support women to birth at home, at Paraparaumu, Kenepurus and Wellington Hospital.

Area Pukerua Bay to Pekapeka

Contact 08004nikau (64528) Mobile 021304448

Website www.nikaumidwives.com

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Kapiti Midwives

We believe women should have their babies wherever suits them, therefore we offer birth at home, Paraparaumu Maternity and Wellington Hospital. Most antenatal appointments are run from our clinics, but we can vary this as needed. Postnatal visits are all in the home.

Area covered Kapiti Coast, generally from Pukerua Bay to Te Horo

Website www.kapitimidwives.org.nz

Carla Leeksma - Kapiti Coast Midwifery Collective

Hi Everyone my name is Carla. I am a UK trained and qualified midwife of 22 yrs currently living and working in Kapiti after being a LMC in Wellington. I am available for full midwifery care for you and your family at this beautiful time ,if you live between Pukerua Bay and Otaki. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Area Pukerua Bay through to Otaki You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0211355341

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Bex Wastney - Kapiti Midwives

Area Porirua, Whitby, Pukerua Bay to Otaki

Contact 0224221724 9-5pm Mon-Friday or email bexwastney@gmail.com  

Website www.kapitimidwives.org.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Silena Harvey - Kapiti Midwives

Area Kapiti

Contact 0274033022 9-5pm Mon-Friday or email silena.kapitimidwife@gmail.com

Website www.kapitimidwives.org.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Ange Pollard - Kapiti Midwives

Area Kapiti

Contact 027488 8162

Website www.kapitimidwives.org.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Toni Strand - Kapiti Midwives

I offer birth at home and at Paraparaumu Maternity Unit and Wellington Hospital

Area Pukerua Bay to Waikanae

Contact 0272204030

Website www.kapitimidwives.org.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Sheryl Morris - Kapiti Midwives

I provide community based midwifery care on the Kapiti Coast from Pukerua Bay to Pekapeka, visiting women in their own homes antenatally as well as postnatally for up to 6 weeks. Birthing options on the coast include homebirth, our fantastic primary birthing unit in Paraparaumu and of course Wellington Hospital. My caseload is no more than 4 clients/month.

Area Pukerua Bay to Pekapeka

Contact 0210476872

Website www.kapitimidwives.org.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Online list - LMC midwives providing postnatal care

Kylie MacDonald - Postnatal Care Midwife 

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area Petone, Lower Hutt city central, and the hills from Korokoro to Belmont

Contact email kyliemacdonald.midwife@gmail.com.

Availability all year 

Rachel Carian - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

I have been a midwife for 11 years in both the hospital and community. I am passionate about providing safe care for women at this important time.

Area  Petone and Hutt Valley women 

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Sarah Parsons - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

I began my nursing career in the UK in 1994 and quickly realised that l had a passion for midwifery. I have been qualified and registered since 2000. I strive to provide a safe, healthy and individualised support for you and your family through the early postnatal experience. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Area Central, Southern, Eastern, Northern, Western, and Hutt Valley women birthing at Wellington Hospital

Contact via email sparsons01@yahoo.co.nz

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Leanne Bowden  - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

I provide postnatal care for 4-6 weeks after baby is born, visiting you at home.

Area Newtown, Island Bay, Kilbirnie, Seatoun, Strathmore and Berhampore. Mt Victoria, Mt Cook, Hataitai            

Contact 021 0233 0956 or  021 846 099 leanne@anim8a.com

Availability all year   

Gill Burdett - Postnatal Care Midwife   

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area: Eastern, Central, Southern

Contact text 0274435425 or email gillburdettacupuncture@gmail.com

Website www.gillburdett.co.nz

Availability all year  

Elizabeth Tully - Postnatal Care Midwife   

Kia ora. Congratulations on your hapūtanga/pregnancy! My name is Elizabeth, and I am an LMC caring for whānau in the eastern and southern suburbs of Wellington. I provide continuity of care throughout your hapūtanga, labour/birth and until up to six weeks postnatally. I am passionate about providing holistic care to you and your whānau, providing you with the information to be empowered to make your own decisions throughout your childbearing journey. I am also passionate about providing care for whānau Māori and Pasefika and am grateful to work within a team of experienced midwives who work in this space. Please note I provide home visits both antenatally and postnatally at the moment however may move to using a clinic space for antenatal visits in Newtown at some stage later this year.

Area eastern and southern suburbs of Wellington

Contact To enquire about how I may be able to support you in your hapūtanga, send me an email at elizabeth.tully.midwife@gmail.com

Please include your name, location, what number pēpi/baby this is for you, your estimated due date if you know it and whether you or your partner identify as Māori or Pasefika.

Availability  all year

Jessie Cartmell  - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area Central Eastern Southern You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0273443098 email jessiec.midwife@gmail.com

Availability contact to check 

Fiona Wood - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area Wellington women needing postnatal (after the birth) care Eastern, Southern, Central  You can read definitions of each area here

Contact email fi3099@gmail.com   

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Holly Milne - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Khandallah, Johnsonville and Newlands

Contact 0800 464 394

Availability  all year

Suzi Hume - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area Eastern, Southern, Central  You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 027 2229 669 or email suzihume12@gmail.com

Availability contact 

Fiona Pullar - Postnatal Care Midwife 

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

I have been a midwife since 1994 and am the mother of 3 children. I am providing postnatal only care for women in Wellington, Porirua and Lower Hutt. I can provide care in the first 4 to 6 weeks, giving support for parenting, and ensuring the safety of you and your baby over this time. It will be my privilege to provide this care for you. My visits will be in the evening and the weekend as I'm working during the day.

Area All Wellington suburbs including Karori and Porirua. Lower Hutt.

Contact 0212324503 between 9-3.30pm

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Lucia Sunseri - Postnatal Care Midwife 

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Postnatal midwife with 17 years experience. Can provide emapathic and practical care for your postnatal period.

Area Wellington Northern, Western and Central. Petone and Eastbourne/Days Bay  You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0224591038 Text 8am-5pm daily

Availability Contact 

Nicole Oosthuysen - Postnatal Care Midwife 

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Kia Ora and congratulations on your pregnancy! I am a community based midwife within the Wellington Region. I work alongside women and their families, and I currently only provide postnatal care for up to six weeks following birth within your home. I strongly believe in continuity of care as well as working in partnership with women and their families. Through this care I am able to provide a high standard of midwifery care which is versatile to your individual and family needs. Throughout your journey, up to date information will be provided to ensure you are able to make free and informed choices to achieve the experiences you desire.

Area  Wellington Northern, Central and Porirua. Lower Hutt  You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0273333358 Text 8am-5pm daily

Availability Contact 

Sally Horncastle - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

I qualified as a midwife in 1995 having trained in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Since qualifying I have been fortunate to have worked in a variety of maternity settings giving me a broad understanding of maternity provision and woman centered care.  I am passionate about midwifery and particularly enjoy caring for women and babies during the 4-6 week postnatal period accompanying and supporting them on the initial stage of their journey into parenthood.  I am currently studying for my Masters Midwifery at Otago Polytechnic. 

Area Wellington, Petone and Eastbourne/Days Bay  You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0211247929

Availability Contact

Emma Halsey - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

I am a registered midwife of 12 years who provides early pregnancy care and postnatal care for people living in the Wellington, Porirua area.

Area covered Tawa, Churton Park, Johnsonville, Broadmeadows, Newlands, Khandallah, Ngaio.

Contact phone 02102514955 email Ekhmidwifery@hotmail.com 

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Kelleigh Sheffield - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

I focus on breastfeeding assistance and supporting families to get to know and understand their new baby. Just as important is facilitating recovery and wellbeing for the new mum. 

Area covered Porirua to Pukerua Bay/Paekakariki postnatally

Contact poriruamidwives@gmail.com  My website is https://poriruamidwife.wixsite.com/nzld

 

Availability check website  www.findyourmidwife.co.nz

Tessa (Tess) Fee - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area Tawa to Pukerua Bay You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0223932022 or via www.findyourmidwife.co.nz

Website http://www.birthtreasure.org/ 

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Chrysta Alexander - Postnatal Care Midwife 

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area Johnsonville Tawa to Porirua

Contact 0211545293 or email chrysta.Alexander.midwife@gmail.com 

Availability contact 

Alison May - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area Newlands to Plimmerton

Contact email alisonpmay@hotmail.com  or text me on 0225846364.

Availability check

Tess Willis - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

I am passionate about midwifery and love joining with women and their whanau during this exciting journey.

Area Tawa to Pukerua Bay You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0800102668 or email tesswillis.midwife@gmail.com or website http://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/midwife/e89cb02d-ba3c-42f1-a2cf-012a0b17ada1/tess+willis

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Lisa Tweedie - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged.
I am an experienced midwife and have spent many years working at Kenepuru maternity.  I have also worked in Wellington Hospital and for the community midwifery team. I am pleased to offer care for the whole post natal period (after the birth of your baby). 
Contact me to check availability if you need postnatal care only on 021383943

Area Tawa, Porirua to Otaki Kapiti Coast You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 021383943

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Gwen Ryan - Postnatal Care Midwife Porirua and Otaki

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged.

Area Porirua to Otaki Kapiti Coast You can read definitions of each area here

Contact 0275895560

Availability check website https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Sarah Bromley - Postnatal Care Midwife

Area Kapiti, Pukerua Bay, Plimmerton, Whitby, Antenatal/Postnatal only

Contact 08004nikau (64528)

Availability contact

Neve Spiers - Postnatal Care Midwife

Midwifery Postnatal (after the birth) Service: For people who do not already have postnatal care arranged with an LMC midwife.

Area Wellington women needing postnatal (after the birth) care. Plimmerton to Peka Peka

Contact 0273520707 Text 8am-5pm daily

Availability contact check https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/ 

Support in finding a midwife

LMC midwives for Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti

Your LMC can be a midwife or a specialist obstetrician who is responsible for your maternity care throughout your pregnancy, birth and after the birth of your baby. You may register with an LMC as soon as you become pregnant.

You may also receive first trimester care (up until the 12th week of pregnancy) including arranging blood tests and scans from a GP.

The Ministry of Health's HealthEd website provides further information about choosing a LMC.  

If you are unable to find an LMC midwife after contacting midwives yourself:

Fill in the form on our contact page via this link contact us via our online form or leave a message on 0800 Find MW (0800 346 369).

If there is no LMC midwives available we can refer you to the Community Midwifery Team (CMT) at Wellington Hospital 

Community Midwifery Team (CMT)

For more information about the CMT see the pdf form https://www.ccdhb.org.nz/our-services/maternity/information-sheets/our-community-midwifery-team.pdf 

The CMT team provides complete antenatal care from booking for those women who are unable to access a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC). The intrapartum (labour and birth) care is provided by the core midwives working in the Wellington Hospital Birthing Suite.

The team provides ongoing midwifery care for those women who need consultant obstetrician secondary or tertiary level maternity care. These women will be receiving care from Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), antenatal diabetic, or one of the specialist antenatal clinic teams.

What midwives offer

The Ministry of Health's HealthEd website (https://www.healthed.govt.nz/) lists the things your LMC will do:

  • Take responsibility for your care throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth, and for you and your baby’s care until 4 to 6 weeks after your baby is born.
  • Provide you with information to help you make choices about your care.
  • Provide you with free maternity care if you are eligible (unless your LMC is a private obstetrician.
  • Refer you or your baby to a specialist if it becomes necessary.
  • Develop a plan with you for your care, including your labour and the birth.
  • Be with you during your labour and the birth.
  • Visit you at home after the birth.
  • Refer you to your chosen Well Child provider at a time agreed by you. This will be by 4 weeks after the birth of your baby.
  • Provide a written note to your GP before discharging you from their care.

Eligibility for free health care

The New Zealand government sets the eligibility criteria for funding for health and disability services, including maternity care. There are a number of groups who meet eligibility criteria, including New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, Australian citizens and permanent residents who have lived or intend to live in New Zealand for 2 years or more and children of eligible people.

Find out more about eligibility for health care funding here.

Other ways to find a midwife

The New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM)

The NZCOM s is the professional organisation for midwives. It offers education and advice to women regarding midwifery and maternity issues. Its website is www.midwife.org.nz. The Wellington region NZCOM has its own website at http://www.wellingtonmidwives.com/.

For a national list of midwives visit https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz 

Home Birth Aotearoa

Home Birth Aotearoa is a national organisation representing the home birth associations across the country.

The website lists the contact details for a number of midwives who offer home births in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti. Visit http://homebirth.org.nz/your-midwife/

Find a midwife in neighbouring regions

To find a midwife in neighbouring regions, please use the following links:

Last updated 15 February 2024.