Welcome to Gentle Birth. We are in service to "help people out!" We aim to offer midwifery care which is friendly and professional. We believe birth is an amazing and beautiful life event that should be celebrated. We believe in gentle birth with as little intervention as possible, allowing your body time and space to birth your baby naturally, gently and beautifully. We promote home birth and water birth. We treat you and your baby with respect, kindness, compassion and gentleness.
Our service is PROFESSIONAL and FREE - paid for by the Ministry of Health (depending on residency status). Our rooms are in Henderson right beside Waitakere Hospital. Each midwife provides a Lead Maternity Care (LMC) service. If your LMC is not available another midwife will be there for you. We remain available to you 24 hours a day. We offer hospital births, home births and water births. Between us we have access to Waitakere Hospital and North Shore Hospital, Helensville Birth Unit and Birthcare Parnell. You will be guided through your pregnancy and birth process with a high standard of midwifery care with referrals to the appropriate specialist service as required. We have FREE PREGNANCY SCANNING ON SITE, including free nuchal scans.
Our midwife is:
How To Make An Appointment
Please contact us as soon as you think you may be pregnant. You can call us or use our online form.
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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - North Shore Hospital
Click on the following link for more information on Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - North Shore Hospital.
Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - Waitakere Hospital
Click on the following link for more information on Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - Waitakere Hospital.
Click on the following link for more information on Birthcare.
Helensville Birthing Centre
Click on the following link for more information on Helensville Birthing Centre.
Free parking is available at the clinic when you are attending your consultation with your LMC.
Gail Kiss 021 023 58546
(09) 838 2951
Use our online contact form
7 Woodford Avenue
7 Woodford Avenue
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This page was last updated at 12:46PM on June 26, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Gentle Birth.