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Qualifications

General Nurse, Palmerston North School of Nursing, New Zealand, 7 August 1975; Midwifery, Wellington School of Nursing (St Helens), New Zealand, 4 February 1977; Obstetric Nurse, Palmerston North School of Nursing, New Zealand, 7 August 1975; Preceptorship for Midwives, Auckland DHB, New Zealand, 22 October 2013; Mentorship for Midwives, NZCOM, New Zealand, 30 October 2018

Profile

Years of practice: Over 20 years

Philosophy of care: In my practice as a midwife I enjoy working in partnership with women throughout their pregnancy journey, ensuring individualised care. I try to keep labour and delivery as natural as possible while taking risk factors into consideration, always aiming for a healthy outcome for mother and baby.

Back up midwives: Kathy Fray, Sara Jensen & Sofia Anderson

Birth facilities attended: Home Births, North Shore Hospital, Warkworth Birthing Centre

General Bio: I qualified as a general nurse, maternity nurse and then as a midwife in the mid 1970s. After being a full time mum I returned to midwifery in 1991, working at National Women's and then at North Shore Hospitals. Since 2003 I have been a case loading midwife (KYM Team) at North Shore Hospital. This has been truly rewarding work covering all stages of the birthing process from early weeks of pregnancy through to 6 weeks postpartum. I am thoroughly enjoying continuing this work in self employed practice.

My clients range in age from teens to early 40s. I enjoy working with many ethnic groups; at present around 50% of my clients are immigrants. Through my past employment I have worked with high-risk clients with medical and obstetric complications. As a Board Certified Lactation Consultant I am particularly keen to assist and support mothers in their goal to fully breastfeed.

Registration Date

4 February 1977

Contact Details

Barbara Brinsdon is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following locations:

498 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa

Barbara Brinsdon: 021 629 400 email: barbarabrinsdon@xtra.co.nz

Gail Stockwell: 021 1326 301 email: gstockwell@gmail.com  Weiti Midwife, back up to Barbara

326 Sunset Road, Windsor Park, Auckland

Barbara Brinsdon: 021 629 400 email: barbarabrinsdon@xtra.co.nz

Gail Stockwell: 021 1326 301 email: gstockwell@gmail.com  Weiti Midwife, back up to Barbara

Torbay Health

Barbara Brinsdon: 021 629 400 email: barbarabrinsdon@xtra.co.nz

Gail Stockwell: 021 1326 301 email: gstockwell@gmail.com  Weiti Midwife, back up to Barbara