Level 2 Cuttriss House

191 High St

Lower Hutt

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Birthworks midwives provide individualised care

Which Birthworks Midwife?

 

All women deserve woman-centred, individualised maternity care. You will spend a lot of time with your midwife so it's important to find the one who fits you. You will largely have one Birthworks midwife providing your care throughout the pregnancy, birth and postnatal periods, but all of our midwives work across the scope of maternity care and offer the same range of services, so even if your own midwife is unavailable when you need her, you and your whanau will receive the same type of compassionate, holistic care from another Birthworks midwife. We work really hard to provide support for each other and for each others' clients, to make sure you have safe care whenever you need it. 

If you're a new client, feel free to ask about the availability of a particular midwife, or simply call the pager to find out who might have space when you're due.

 

Not sure when you're due? Use the due date calculator at https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz to find out (you will need the approximate date that your last period started). 

Our Midwives
Alison Grant

I've been a midwife with Birthworks Midwifery Service since January 2012. I find it a real privilege to work with women and their families during the transition to parenthood, and want every woman I work with to find the information, support and space to make decisions that will help her to parent confidently.

 

I am originally an Aucklander, and love living and working in the Hutt Valley where I spend time drinking coffee, gardening, and weightlifting, knitting, listening to music and keeping up with my daughter, who was born early in 2014.

Kelly Jackson-Sagmyr

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

I am a LMC midwife in Lower Hutt and joined Birthworks in 2018 after completing my degree in midwifery.

It is such a joy to share the journey of pregnancy and childbirth with women. I believe in and support women's inherent ability to birth, and provide home, birth centre and hospital labour and birth care. I am passionate about choice, and strive to provide informed, safe and empowering midwifery care for women and whanau during their maternity journey.

 

I am a mother of two young children myself, and my availability for appointments reflects this. Antenatal visits are held at our clinic rooms between 9am – 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with postnatal visits generally in your home within school hours.

 

If you would like to chat or arrange an appointment please send me an email or call the pager and ask for Kelly :)

Again congratulations and I look forward to meeting you. 

Jessica Evans-Cortese

Becoming a midwife has been one of my greatest achievements other than having my own children. 

I enjoy being a part of the woman's experience right across the antenatal, labour & birth and postnatal periods. It is this continuity of care that I believe enables women to thrive and build trust in their midwife. 

Julie Thompson

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am in my 11th year of providing midwifery care for women in Lower Hutt. I am passionate about providing excellent midwifery care and empowering women to have positive experiences in their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatally.  

 

My scheduled antenatal appointments are normally within school hours so I can have time with my 3 children. I am able to provide acupuncture if needed.

Susie Fothersgill

Congratulations on your pregnancy, it’s an honor to support you on your unique journey to motherhood and through parenting!

I aim to provide midwifery care that is supported by the latest research, allowing women and their families to feel empowered by the choices they make for themselves and their families. I believe, that within the right environment, a woman can birth without intervention or fear and I am happy to provide labour and birth care at home, Te Awakaraingi birthing center and Hutt Hospital.

I have 4 children aged 8 years to 18 years and enjoy playing squash, playing the piano, reading and drinking coffee with friends.

Latest Birthworks News:

 

Midwife shortage in Hutt Valley

May 16, 2019

If you're expecting a baby later this year, you may already be aware of how very short of LMC midwives Hutt Valley has become, dropping from around 40 at the beginning of last year to around 26 now, only enough to cover half the pregnancies and births in the Hutt Valley annually.

 

Please, if you are newly pregnant, make finding a midwife your first priority, rather than delaying to see a GP first; make sure you know, as near as possible, the date that your last period started, and calculate your approximate due date at https://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz. Don't wait for a dating scan unless you *really* don't know when you had your last period - your midwife can organise one if it is clinically needed. We may not see you for a few weeks if you're very early in your pregnancy, but we can reserve a place for you if a midwife is available.

 

Birthworks will always try to prioritise return clients with whom we have an existing relationship, and homebirth whanau who have even less choice of midwife, but please call us on 04 8020771 or email us via our website or FindYourMidwife profiles as soon as you know you're pregnant. The messages for this FB site are only monitored about once a day, so other methods will get a more reliable response.

 

If you are struggling to find a midwife, you will still be able to access maternity care through either the small LMC service at Te Awakairangi Birth Centre, or through Hutt Maternity Unit.

We Love Midwives Morning Tea

April 21, 2017

 

Support Midwives to support women!

We invite current, past and future clients & their whanau to participate in "International Day of the Midwife" this Friday 5th May, 11am at Parliament Grounds. 

Emily Writes, a blogger with a passion for women is calling on consumers to attend this morning tea in support of midwives, so they can better support women and their families. 

Bring a rug, a flask and something to eat...and if you wish a written sentiment to display how much midwifery has made a difference in your life!

Moving Day!

Oct 1, 2016

 

It's moving day! 

Remember that you'll find us at our new address now;

Level 2
191 High St. 
Opposite Bays Shoes, down the long corridor with the pot plants. 

Look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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