Alex van der Merwe

Registered Midwife

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Congratulations on your pregnancy!


I believe this is a very special and incredible time in a woman’s life.

I am a midwife who is passionate about providing woman-centred care throughout your pregnancy, labour, birth, and postnatally that will allow you to feel empowered throughout your experience.

I believe that birth is a normal, physiological process and aim to provide safe care that facilitates this process. I have worked as a core-midwife in a hospital setting so I am familiar with this environment, and I am also a supporter of home birth and water-birth.

I work in collaboration with other health practitioners and will refer you to the appropriate services when required, in order to achieve a safe outcome for you and your baby.

I work in a practice of midwives who share the same philosophy as me. Our clinic is located in Northcote.


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More about Alex

  • Qualifications and Affiliations

Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery)

  • Member of New Zealand College of Midwives

Words of appreciation


Alex, and student Sarah, cared for me throughout my pregnancy. I would highly recommend them and The Cottage Midwives to others. Alex was knowledgeable, calm and patient throughout my pregnancy. When I went into labour, she encouraged me to use the birthing pool, which instantly soothed my contractions. Having had 3rd degree tearing with my first child, I was worried about tearing again. However with the calming nature of Alex and Sarah, I remained in the pool, successfully delivering my daughter with no tearing or drugs. We cannot thank Cottage Midwives enough for their care and support over the last year.

ELAINE, Northcote


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