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Clare Kirby - Midwife

Midwifery Service

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COVID-19 Information

The current pandemic has altered how we work a little. Midwives must, like everyone, limit face-to-face contacts for more than 10 to 15 minutes. We do this by providing your care via a combination of telephone conversations, electronic communication and information and short face-to-face for the parts of care which cannot be done any other way. We remain as available as ever for urgent matters and births.

Postnatal care is similar to pregnancy care with a combination of short face-to-face and telephone.

However, every woman and baby has individualised care and we remain dedicated to ensuring your care is of an excellent standard.

If you would like more information about the practicalities or timings of this care then please get in touch.

 

I am a midwife with over 24 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 look after mothers living in Franklin and women I have cared for before from most areas. 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 whereever you birth but I will also continue to provide care should complications arise along the way.

My back up midwives are Cathi Wintle, Megan Hurst and Amy Newman; together we form a practice group called Franklin Midwives. 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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Suburbs Covered

Awhitu Peninsula, Bombay, Clarks Beach, Drury, Patumahoe, Pōkeno, Pukekohe, Tuakau, Waiau Pa, Waiuku

Midwives

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.

Parking

Free parking is available at clinics.

Contact Details

Pukekohe Hospital

South Auckland

Pukekohe Primary Birthing Unit
Pukekohe Hospital
Tuakau Road
Pukekohe
Auckland 2120

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Street Address

Pukekohe Primary Birthing Unit
Pukekohe Hospital
Tuakau Road
Pukekohe
Auckland 2120

Postal Address

Pukekohe Maternity Unit
1 Tuakau Road
Pukekohe

This page was last updated at 2:56PM on November 25, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Clare Kirby - Midwife.