Why choose a Self-Employed Community Midwife?
What we can offer you
About us …
Sue work together as 1st Choice Midwives.
We having been working together for 13+ years and share a midwifery philosophy, in which women and
their babies are 'the stars' and our role is providing holistic care,
taking account of individual social, cultural, physical, spiritual and emotional
We each maintain our own caseloads with the benefits of being
supported by each other when required. This back-up arrangement ensures the women we work with have access to a complete midwifery service 24
hours a day / 7 days a week and allows us to take regular time off, which is
important not only for our own health and well-being, but also to ensure we do
not become too tired to care for you safely.
During pregnancy the
women we care for have the opportunity to meet their back-up midwife so they are
able to become familiar with us both.
Why Choose a Self
Employed Community Midwife?
A Community Midwife works one-to-one with women in the
community, rather than being employed as part of a hospital-based
1st Choice Midwives have
chosen to work this way because we believe this is the best way for
us to have time to develop a relationship with women, enabling
us to provide individualised care and information, so women can make
the right choices for themselves, their family and their baby.
By choosing a community midwife
who works in a small group practice your midwife (and the back-up
midwife she works with) will always be fully aware of your history
and preferences, which takes away the ‘Russian Roulette’ nature of
worrying who will be looking after you at such an important time of
We both live locally
so you can rest assured knowing that you are in the hands of skilled
midwives who are never far away when you need them!
Best of all the services offered
by Community Midwives are FREE**
if you are a New Zealand resident!
Why settle for less ??
What we can offer you ...
We cover the entire North
Waikato area - from Hamilton North to Meremere and from Te Akau to Tahuna
(including Ngaruawahia, Huntly & Te Kauwhata). Our services include:
clinics in Huntly and Te Kauwhata
for tests / ultrasounds
Pregnancy-related prescriptions (including contraception)
birthing support at either:
(Vaginal Birth after Caesarean)
for high risk women
All postnatal visits in your own home
For more information please contact either
(** Maternity care is fully funded for
otherwise charges may apply.)