Congratulations
on your pregnancy


At the Cottage Midwives, we believe that childbirth is an important part of a woman’s life. We work in partnership with our clients offering continuity of care, support, and education with an aim to providing an empowering and positive birth experience.


Our Midwives

We are a friendly collective of midwives with an holistic philosophy of care. We are passionate about caring for women in their childbirth year.


THE TEAM


Our location

We have a purpose-built clinic located in Northcote. We are easily accessible via the motorway and public transport, and just minutes away from North Shore Hospital.


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FAQs

There are so many choices to make when you are pregnant and it can be confusing. Who will look after you, what services are you entitled to, where will you have your baby.


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Contact us

If you would like to get in touch directly with your midwife, you can do so from this drop-down menu.




Services we offer


As we book up very quickly, we recommend booking with one of our Midwives (Lead Maternity Carer – LMC) before your seventh week of pregnancy.


Pregnancy testing


You don’t need to see your GP if you think you are pregnant. We can confirm your pregnancy, prescribe pregnancy iodine and folic acid and provide all ongoing care free of charge if you are eligible for free healthcare in NZ.



Antenatal care


We provide all antenatal care during the pregnancy, arranging all tests and scans that are required and referring to other practitioners if needed. This care is free of charge if you are eligible for free healthcare in NZ.



Labour and birth care


When you are in established labour, we provide labour care and stay with you until a few hours after the baby is born. In early labour we will liaise with you over the phone and visit you at home if necessary.



Postnatal care


We visit you at home to check on your health and wellbeing and to do the baby’s Well Child checks. We discharge you to Well Child Services between four and six weeks after baby is born.



VBAC


If you have had a previous caesarean, you will most likely be encouraged to have a vaginal birth as the safest way to birth your baby. We are skilled practitioners experienced in vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).



Waterbirth


For healthy low-risk women, birth in water is a lovely option whether in hospital or at home. Water has been shown to be a safe and highly effective pain relief option for labour and birth.



Homebirth


There is a body of evidence that shows homebirth is a safe and healthy option for women with low-risk pregnancies. Homebirth enables you to birth your baby in your own environment where you are most comfortable. If you are interested in having a homebirth, discuss with your midwife.



Hospital Birth


We have access at North Shore Hospital for labour and birthing. Another option is to birth at North Shore and then transfer to Warkworth or Helensville Birthing Centre for your postnatal stay.



Lactation consultation


If you are having problems with breastfeeding your baby, we have a private lactation consultant we can refer you to.


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Acupuncture


Acupuncture is good for pre-pregnancy preparation and fertility treatment, morning sickness, pregnancy discomforts, turning breech babies and preparing for labour. Your midwife can refer you to a reputable accupuncturist.



Obstetrics


If you require obstetric input during your pregnancy, we refer you to the Obstetricians at North Shore Hospital. There is no charge for their consultations.


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Words of appreciation

Testimonials from our wonderful new mums…


“Karen was our LMC for both our children, a lovely person and highly professional”

CH, Beach Haven


“Such a friendly bunch. I had Nicole as my midwife & she was great. She was very easy going yet thorough in the care she provided which made my first experience of full term pregnancy perfect. Thank you Nicole & Cottage Midwives”

MC, Glenfield


“Such amazing midwives! Couldn’t recommend them any more highly.”

NV, Takapuna


“Such beautiful midwives, with so much love and passison for their job and their patients. I cant imagine of doing this journey for second time round without Becca by my side”

JP, Hillcrest



Clinic hours

MON – THU
9AM – 5PM
FRI – SUN
Closed

EMAIL US

info@thecottagemidwives.co.nz


VISIT US

NorthMed
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

Come in the main entrance past the Glasshouse Cafe and you will find us at the end of the corridor.


PARKING

Ample on-site parking (yellow spaces). Pay-and-display – $1 for two hours.



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