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Val Furness - Midwife and Lactation Consultant

Midwifery Service


I am a NZ Reg Midwife, NZ Reg Nurse and IBCLC (Lactation Consultant).  I provide services to mothers and babies up to any age as required. I provide postnatal care up to 6 weeks for private obstetricians and LMCs as required.   

I provide private lactation home visits for mothers and babies (charge is $80 or negotiable, and follow-up visits reduced price).

I currently work part-time at Botany Birthing Unit as a midwife and am employed by Counties Manukau District Health.

Please phone for appointments - 0273934999 or email me at furnessneil@gmail.com.


How do I access this service?

Contact us

Appointments can be made through your LMC or directly using my numbers on the left hand side.

Languages Spoken


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



Free off street parking is provided for patients at Botany Primary Birthing Unit.

Suburbs Covered by Midwifery Service

Beachlands, Botany Downs, Brookby, Clevedon, Dannemora, Golflands, Howick, Kawakawa Bay, Maraetai, Northpark, Ōrere Point, Whitford

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:20AM on August 8, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Val Furness - Midwife and Lactation Consultant.