Claire Eyes - Midwife @ Pukekohe Birthing Unit
I have been working as a midwife for 40 years, the last 28 as a self employed LMC midwife focusing on primary care and working from Pukekohe Birthing Unit. I cover all of the Franklin area and surrounding rural and remote rural areas. I am passionate about continuity of care within the primary care setting and specialise in natural birth, water birth and home birth. I work alongside 4 other amazing and experienced midwives to provide 24/7 care. However, should you prefer or require to be delivered at MMH, then antenatal and postnatal care may also be an option as I only birth at Pukekohe Birthing Unit.
I also work with midwifery students and from time to time they will be accompanying me and be part of your care. This is a very crucial and important part of their learning. You will have the option to decline having this involvement.
Pukekohe Birthing Unit is a great place to birth in. It boasts an amazing and unique Resource Centre to provide you with all the information you will need for your pregnancy and beyond, as well as access to a group of experienced and committed midwives, the Pukekohe Birthing Resource Centre Midwives. We are here to meet your needs.
If you are unsure of where you should birth, then this can be fully discussed, as not all women are suitable to birth in a primary care or homebirth setting. However, NZ & international research clearly demonstrates that if you are a healthy well women, then the best outcomes for you and your baby will be choosing to birth in a primary birthing unit such as Pukekohe.
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How To Make An Appointment
Please contact me as soon as you believe you are pregnant. We will arrange a time to meet to discuss your needs from a Lead Maternity Carer.
I only take a small caseload of women and therefore early contact with me is reccommended. Antenatal appointments are generally held at Pukekohe Birthing Unit.
Antenatal Care (Pregnancy)
Because pregnancy care is so important for your health and the health of your baby, it is free for all NZ citizens, residents and many other visa holders. Your midwife…
Labour & Birth
Labour and Birth Care
Your midwife will be on-call for you and will attend your labour and birth. In the event that they are away or busy, they will have arranged a back-up midwife…
Postnatal Care (After Birth)
Staying in Hospital/Birth Centre After the Birth
After the birth you will be tired and busy getting to know your new baby. Most women who have had a normal birth stay in the hospital or birth centre…
Home Visits From a Midwife (From Birth to 4 - 6 Weeks)
Home visits provide an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your health or the health of your baby. Your midwife will assist you with breastfeeding and…
Ongoing Care for You and Your Baby
Your midwife will transfer the care of your baby to a Well Child / Tamariki Ora Service before your baby is 6 weeks old. Well Child / Tamariki Ora Health…
Pukekohe Birthing Unit
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This page was last updated at 9:43AM on March 12, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Claire Eyes - Midwife @ Pukekohe Birthing Unit.