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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 to be available instead. Make sure you know who the back-up is and how to contact them.

Make sure you understand the signs of labour and when to call your midwife. Every labour and birth is different and not all go according to plan. Make sure you understand what can happen and be prepared to change your birth plan. Your midwife will talk to you about what may happen and also about what strategies you can use to manage labour pain.

Some midwives provide care for women who have been given an epidural by an anaesthetist, have an oxytocin drip and abnormal fetal heart trace, others do not. Please check to see if the midwife you choose offers these services.

Contact Details

Karen Carson: 021 180 4382

Matty van Oosterom: 021 224 6191

Renee Latta: 021 033 3665

Rebecca Hockey: 021 508 225

Alex van der Merwe: 021 026 88895

Anne Gouws: 021 773 595

Kim Ellis and Ali Rawbone: 021 623 772

Alice Skipper: 021 174 4434

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. 

NorthMed
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

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NorthMed
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

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The Cottage Midwives
NorthMed
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

This page was last updated at 4:20PM on April 21, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by The Cottage Midwives.