Birthing West Auckland

Safest midwifery

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We love working with pregnant women through the process of childbirth and in the postnatal period.

Pregnancy, childbirth and after baby is born, is an amazing journey. At West Auckland Midwives, we support natural birth, but are highly trained to identify and problems to ensure the best care. Let our team of experienced midwives guide you through your pregnancy and birth continuum.

Rachael Hastings, Linda Sowerby, Nicola Carmody, Lis Good, Marika Robinson, Mila McCambridge & Brianna Maddox

As a group of midwives, we work closely together.

You will have a Lead Maternity Carer and you will also meet another midwife from the team who will provide you with the safest midwifery care at all times.


We love being involved with pregnant women, their families and babies.

We believe that pregnancy and childbirth are normal life events and in the majority of cases proceed without any problems. Our midwifery skills are strong in picking up on problems early that may need a doctors involvement. We have an excellent working relationship with the doctors at Waitakere Maternity Unit and have no hesitation in referring you to them if we have any concerns about you or your baby.

The planning


This is an exciting time of your life, and we can help guide you through the nine months of your pregnancy, birth and the early stages at home.

The big day

Labour & delivery

At around 36 weeks pregnant we will discuss your birth plan, it’s getting really exciting now as baby will be here soon.
Postnatal Care

Postnatal care

Congratulations on your new arrival, some women choose to go home from delivery suite, but most will have a hospital stay.

The baby can see light through the wall of your womb at twenty-nine weeks...

Arm and leg buds appear at week five of pregnancy...

You may start to feel your baby moving about eighteen weeks...

At twelve weeks finger and toenails appear...

By thirty-five weeks your baby's kidneys & liver is fully developed ...

Eyebrows and eyelashes are well formed by twenty-six weeks...

The baby can hear noises in your womb by twenty-three weeks...

Your baby is about the size of a lime at week twelve...

Your baby’s mouth is developing tooth buds by eight weeks...

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