Home Birth Canterbury is providing this information to assist women looking for a midwife that offers home birth.
The midwifery groups and individual midwives listed on this page are current members of Home Birth Canterbury. However the Association does not provide any endorsement of midwives by being listed on this page.
Listings are in alphabetical order.
If you'd like to be included on our directory list and become a professional member of Home Birth Canterbury please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Birth Journey Midwives
Birth Journey Midwives is a collective of dedicated midwifery professionals with shared values of partnership, commitment and aroha. Partnership is a key concept in our practice; it is based on a relationship of trust, mutual decision making and responsibility, negotiation and shared understanding. We work in partnership with you and your family/whānau to provide continuity of midwifery care throughout your maternity experience.
We share a commitment to women and their families/whānau and the midwifery profession to provide current, evidence-based midwifery care, which forms our practice for safe and satisfying outcomes.
Aroha encompasses the ‘breath of life’ and seeks to bring out the best in people. Birth Journey Midwives share a generosity of spirit and see each person as an individual who brings their own set of beliefs, values and culture to the midwifery partnership.
027 514 2828
Birth Rite Midwives
027 293 3776
Garden City Midwives
021 181 0478
021 220 0367
027 373 8244
Home Birth Midwives Christchurch
We are a midwifery practice, working with women and their families in the Christchurch region who are planning to birth at home. We provide care to meet each family’s individual needs. We have a strongly aligned philosophy
based on the belief that birthing at home increases the potential for a normal birth.
We consider that birth is a social event, not medical, and that birth belongs within a family context, whatever constitutes family for the individuals involved. Birthing at home keeps the woman and her family at the centre of care.
021 393 439
021 022 15006
021 125 7654
Home and Water Birth Midwives
We feel that every woman and family should be able to experience the birth of their child in a safe and loving environment; wherever that may be for them. We provide your family with holistic, individualized care, backed by theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, and an inherent trust in the birthing process. Working in partnership with women helps protect the normal process of birth. We value your knowledge of your body. We believe homebirth is a safe and beautiful way to birth and we have over 40 years combined experience attending homebirths. It is an honour and privilege to participate with women and their families in the powerful journey through pregnancy and birth
027 283 2844
022 061 6053
027 507 6000
We are a practice of midwives who work with women throughout pregnancy, birth and when your baby is newly born. Ōtautahi Midwives believe in the natural ability of each unique woman to birth and mother her baby. We strive to provide care in a respectful and trusting nature in order to effectively support women in their journey.
We at Rata Midwives believe that birth is a normal life event! We follow the evidence about where the best place to birth is, that is how we keep women, babies and ourselves safe. We provide full continuity of care, working with you from early pregnancy up to 6 weeks after your baby is born. We all care for small caseloads, ensuring we are working safely and providing you with quality care, it’s more fun that way.
Rata Midwives are a team, sharing our knowledge and experience in weekly meetings and with multiple daily communications. Finally, we are all deeply engaged with what we do – we at Rata hold our profession in high esteem and work with our professional body, The NZ College of Midwives, as representatives on various internal and external organisations. We feel a strong safe midwifery profession is absolutely essential for women to receive safe rewarding midwifery care.
027 383 8006
021 150 6654
027 460 5097
027 849 5268
Rural Delivery Midwives
We provide midwifery care to both urban and rural families. Rural delivery Midwives encompass the full scope of maternity care from conception up to six weeks after birth. Our aim is to facilitate normal and safe childbirth in a woman-centered manner providing birth care options at home, Rangiora Maternity Hospital and Christchurch Women’s Hospital.
021 247 2809
021 110 9657
Your Choice Midwives
We believe strongly in the power of the woman to give birth safely and naturally in the environment of her choice. Our midwifery practice offers a complete pregnancy, birth and after-care service centered to the woman’s individual needs. Each woman is cared for by her Lead Maternity Carer (midwife) and back - up midwife. This enables trusting relationships to develop and ensures continuity of care.
021 134 7982
021 062 7600
027 228 6747
021 205 9169