Nimisha Waller - Howick Midwife
Please note that at present my availability as a midwife is not possible till after April 2018 .
For me midwifery is a way of life and I believe birth for the majority of women is a normal, physiological process that usually requires little intervention. However, if there were any concerns I would not hesitate to suggest a referral to a specialist. I believe that all relevant information should be given to make sound decisions during the childbirth experience. My practice is to work in partnership with the woman and family/whanau as I believe it is important to include as much as possible the people that the woman wishes to have around at this special time. I am committed to ensuring that the women I provide care to have the best pregnancy and birth experience.
I trained as a midwife in the UK and was working as a Senior Midwifery Lecturer before moving to NZ in 1996. I work part time as a Senior Midwifery Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology and have a small caseload as an LMC (Lead Maternity Carer). I am one of the expert advisors for the NZCOM, a member of the competency review panel for the Midwifery Council and have been a reviewer for the NZCOM Midwifery Standards Review till 2009 and NZCOM educator for the Midwifery First Year Practice (MFYP) till 2011. Currently I am an academic member of the Ministry of Health (MOH) compliance panel to monitor the code in New Zealand & a Reviewer for Midwifery Research Review NZ.
In my LMC practice I have the privilege to work with wonderful midwives who back me up. During pregnancy the women I care for have the opportunity to meet the midwife who is going to be the back up. I am also privileged that I work with great midwifery and other colleagues within the facility who help to ensure that the care for the woman I am involved in is seamless.
I look after a very small group of mothers (8 - 12 a year) in Howick and surrounding suburbs.
In addition to the birthing facilities listed below I also offer a home birth option.
You are informed of who the back up midwife is at the time of booking for your care with me.
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Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Cockle Bay, Eastern Beach, Farm Cove, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Shelly Park, Somerville
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.
You can also use my online contact 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…
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…
Free parking onsite is available at the practice.
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This page was last updated at 3:27PM on November 28, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Nimisha Waller - Howick Midwife.