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Qualifications

Comprehensive Nursing, Christchurch Polytechnic, New Zealand, 1 January 1977; Midwifery, Auckland School of Nursing (St Helens), New Zealand, 1 January 1979; Preceptorship for Midwives, Waitemata DHB, New Zealand, 22 March 2013

Profile

Being a midwife has always held a keen point of interest for me. I started my nursing career in 1977 in Christchurch and became a registered midwife in 1983 so have had the pleasure of supporting women through one of the most important times of their lives for more than 25 years.

I have worked in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Departments at Greenlane Hospital, National Women's Neonatal Unit and worked at both St. Helens and Waitakere Hospitals as a staff midwife.

Since I became an independent midwife I have found a new passion for my work. I feel this is because of the opportunity to build relationships with women during pregnancy, birth and postnatally. This adds enormous satisfaction to my profession as I oversee the complete birth experience while learning women's individual needs.

I currently live in Whenuapai. I have two daughters who have both completed school and are continuing their studies at university.

It is a privilege to work alongside women and assist with a safe and happy birth experience to the best of my ability.

Years of practice: Over 20 years

Back up midwife: Helen Bryant

Birth facilities attended: Waitakere & North Shore Hospitals

Registration Date

1 January 1979

Contact Details

Linda Norman is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

7 Woodford Avenue, Henderson, Auckland

Freephone Number - 0800 NEEDMIDWIFE / 0800 633 364