Heidi Goebbels (Registered Midwife)

Heidi Goebbels

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I’m Heidi and I began my wonderful journey into midwifery while living in the UK in my husband’s home town of Cambridge. Following my training, I worked as a community midwife birthing at home and in a beautiful midwifery led unit that had a high water birth rate.

Following my return home to New Zealand, I was blessed with two little ones of my own – Tom and Jemima. While they were small I worked in a hospital for several years and I am delighted to now be continuing my journey as an LMC with the wonderful Rata Midwives.

As a midwife I get to become part of an everyday miracle; I get to see women become mothers, men become fathers and families being created. Midwifery is about making connections and working in partnership with women, families and their babies.

I have a passion for normal birth and love to help women find within her the strength she didn’t think she had and believing in them when at times when they perhaps do not believe in themselves, encouraging them to listen and believe in what their bodies can do. We have a high home and primary birth rate at Rata Midwives, only going to Christchurch Women’s Hospital when medically indicated.

For me, being a midwife is being a woman’s voice when she is at her most vulnerable, protecting her rights, her dignity and beliefs. I believe that every woman and her pregnancy is unique and I aim to provide safe, well informed and high quality care based on individual needs – helping women to reach their full potential throughout the antenatal, birth and postnatal periods.

Midwifery is about being able to empower women, not just for their journey to motherhood, but for life and being part of that journey into parenthood is an honour and I feel very privileged to be part of something so special. For me being a midwife isn’t just a career but a lifestyle that carries with it a huge responsibility and I am proud to do so. I look forward to working with you on this fantastic journey.