Place of Birth

We know that for the vast majority of women, normal birth is the safest and most rewarding experience. Research shows that normal birth is best achieved for healthy, low risk pregnant women by birthing at home or in a primary birthing unit, such as St George’s, Oromairaki or Rangiora.

The pressure put on women by the motto ‘Just in case’ all to often becomes ‘Make it the Case’ due to the impact on birth hormones and the cascade of interventions that occur when women, who don’t need to, birth in a Tertiary Hospital.

We are all experienced in all settings, so if you do need the interventions the tertiary hospital provide, we will be right there with you, advocating for you and providing you with quality midwifery care and support.