Denise Johnson - DJ Midwifery
Congratulations on commencing your journey to motherhood!
As a mother myself of 4 adult children and a grandmother of 6 beautiful grandchildren, I can appreciate some of the things you may be feeling: excitement, anxiety, fear of the unknown, what to expect, what are my options and where do I start?
Midwifery is based on the understanding that pregnancy, labour and birth is a profound life experience. For this I have the utmost respect for the birth process and the woman’s ability to give birth. I believe that pregnancy and childbirth should be treated as normal, natural and a special life event. Therefore it is part of my role in the midwifery/woman partnership to educate, inform and empower women, helping them to believe in themselves and their body’s ability to birth their baby.
Midwife means “with women”, therefore, each woman is entitled to one-to-one supportive midwifery care in pregnancy, birth and six weeks postnatally. Each woman and each birth is unique and as such must be respected and supported, with each woman having the right and responsibility to make informed, intelligent and sensitive decisions about the manner in which they choose to give birth.
Midwifery is “woman centred” and based on partnership and trust. I believe that sharing of information, working in partnership and building of a trusting relationship will enhance the outcome of birth.
I recognise that pregnancy and birth is a special time for you and your family and the journey to motherhood is a unique process, one of which it would be a great privilege and honour to walk with you.
I look after mothers in Takapuna and across the North Shore region including Hibiscus Coast. I provide home visits on the Hibiscus Coast.
I am providing Obstetric shared care with Dr Ammar Al-Abid.
We work closely together providing care for our clients
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How do I access this service?
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.
Birthing Facilities Midwife/s Attend
Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - North Shore Hospital
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Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - Waitakere Hospital
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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…
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…
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…
Free parking is available for patients at the clinic.
327 Lake Road
327 Lake Road
327 Lake Road
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This page was last updated at 10:26AM on June 25, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Denise Johnson - DJ Midwifery.