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Val Furness - Midwife and Lactation Consultant

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I am a midwife that provides a locum service to a number of the LMC midwives as required by LMCs in the region.  Also private post natal visits for obstetricians and LMC midwives as needed.  I am also a lactation consultant.

I mainly do antenatal clinics and postnatal care. I have also specialised in lactation care for mothers and babies.  A breastfeeding clinic is held each Wednesday at Botany Maternity between 9:30am and 3:00pm of which I do every second week.  

I will be providing drop in lactation consultations in the Beachlands and Howick areas - locations to be advised.

I also do private lactation and postnatal visits in the Beachlands, Maraetai, Whitford, Howick and Botany areas. 

Lactation home visits negotiable.

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Suburbs Covered

Beachlands, Botany Downs, Clevedon, Dannemora, Howick, Maraetai, Whitford

How To Make An Appointment

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

Antenatal Care (Pregnancy)

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…


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…


Birthing Facilities

Botany Downs Birthing Unit

Click on the following link for more information on Botany Downs Birthing Unit.

Counties Manukau Health - Middlemore Hospital

Click on the following link for more information on Counties Manukau Health - Middlemore Hospital.

Papakura Birthing Unit

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

Wheelchair Access


Languages Spoken



Contact Details

292 Botany Road
Auckland 2013

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292 Botany Road
Auckland 2013

Postal Address

292 Botany Road
Botany Downs
Auckland 2013

This page was last updated at 10:44PM on July 12, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Val Furness - Midwife and Lactation Consultant.