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The Cottage Midwives

Midwifery Service



Welcome to The Cottage Midwives.

We are a practice on the North Shore providing full LMC services and continuity of care to our clients. Our clinic is located in the NorthMed building in Northcote.

Our midwives are:

Our Philosophy

We believe that birthing is an important part of a woman’s life. It is a rite of passage and we trust the process providing continuity of care, support and education with an aim to provide an empowering and positive birth experience. We provide care that is professional, holistic in nature and woman-centered. We have a family friendly practice. We strongly believe that educating women about childbirth and their life-long health is essential to their wellbeing. We encourage informed decision making and believe that education and shared information is the foundation to lifelong good health.

We Offer

  • Home birth
  • Water birth
  • Hospital birth
  • VBAC

Our Coverage

The North Shore of Auckland. 


How do I access this service?

Contact us

Please contact the midwife you wish to speak to during business hours, Monday to Friday. If we are unable to take your call please leave a message and we will…



Mon – Thu9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Your midwife is on call for you for births and emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

If it is not an emergency and you are in labour then you can call your midwife between 8am and 8pm.

Our clinic is open Monday to Thursday 9-5, however if all the midwives are busy catching babies the clinic may be closed. 

Languages Spoken

English, Dutch, German

Birthing Facilities Midwife/s Attend

Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - North Shore Hospital

Click on the following link for more information on Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - North Shore Hospital.

Services Provided

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…


Pregnancy Care

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…


Wheelchair Access



Pay and display parking ($1 for 2 hours) at NorthMed or free parking on the street. Please note we do not have client carparks and you must park in the pay and display area and not in other tenants client parks.

Contact Details

Karen Carson: 021 180 4382

Matty van Oosterom: 021 224 6191

Paige Smith:  021 210 0374

Chontai Parker: 021 152 5791

Anne Gouws: 021 773 595

Sam Gailer: 022 507 4402

Sarah Staveley: 021 0200 0338

Alice Skipper: 021 174 4434  Currently not taking bookings

Alex van der Merwe: 021 026 88895 Currently on Maternity Leave

Come in the main entrance past the Glasshouse Cafe and you will find us at the end of the corridor. We do not have designated customer parking - you need to park in the pay and display yellow spaces $1 for 2 hours. 

14/3 Akoranga Drive
Auckland 0627

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14/3 Akoranga Drive
Auckland 0627

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The Cottage Midwives
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Auckland 0627

This page was last updated at 9:24AM on May 9, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by The Cottage Midwives.