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Clare Kirby - Midwife

Midwifery Service


I am a midwife with over 20 years' experience originally from the North East of England but have been in NZ since 2003. I have always lived in Franklin.

I support flexible pregnancy care which meets your needs.  My main aim is to help you achieve a healthy outcome for both you and your baby. I will give you information and recommendations to assist you in making choices along the way. 

I like to meet you for the first time around 9 weeks; visits after that are agreed between us. Each appointment will take about 30 minutes except the first which is around an hour to get introductions and paperwork out of the way. My clinics are held in Pukekohe primarily on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

I mostly look after mothers living in Franklin. I am happy to support you to birth at home, Pukekohe Primary Birthing Unit and also at Middlemore Hospital. Where you birth is a preference but also based on any risk factors you may have.

I support natural birth with minimal intervention but I will also continue to provide care should complications arise along the way.

My back up midwives are Cathi Wintle and Megan Hurst; together we form a practice group called Franklin Midwives. We will be joined in the practice by a midwife called Amy Newman in early 2020. We take alternate weekends off. To protect continuity, if you request care with a due date during a time I am on leave, I will not be able to care for you. 

Student Midwives often are with me for placements. Please let me know if you prefer not to have a student involved in your care.

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How To Make An Appointment

Please contact me by the time you are 9 weeks pregnant. We will arrange a time to meet to discuss your needs. 

You can contact me by mobile, text or email for this purpose. 

Birthing Facilities

Pukekohe Birthing Unit

Click on the following link for more information on Pukekohe Birthing Unit.

Counties Manukau Health - Middlemore Hospital

Click on the following link for more information on Counties Manukau Health - Middlemore Hospital.


Free parking is available at clinics.


Contact Details

Pukekohe Hospital

South Auckland

Pukekohe Primary Birthing Unit
Pukekohe Hospital
Tuakau Road
Auckland 2120

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Street Address

Pukekohe Primary Birthing Unit
Pukekohe Hospital
Tuakau Road
Auckland 2120

Postal Address

Pukekohe Maternity Unit
1 Tuakau Road

This page was last updated at 10:08AM on December 10, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Clare Kirby - Midwife.