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It's a philosophy, not a location

Midwife Directory

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 by practice name.

If you'd like to be included on our directory list and become a professional member of Home Birth Canterbury please  email


Birth Rite Midwives

Kate Nicoll

027 293 3776​

Garden City Midwives

Sylvia Stewart

021 181 0478


Debbie Lyth

027 373 8244

Molly Jakovickas


Halswell Village Midwives

Jessica Skinner

020 40323131

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.

Emily Moeroa

021 0581473

Gwen Glazzard

Kate Pearson 

027 3890038

Kim McManus 

022 690 6961

Violet Clapham

Manaakitia Midwives

Ariana Walker


Midwifery Associates

Helen Fraser 

027 441 0540

Louise Ogle

022 657 1698

Ōtautahi Midwives

Annabel Bridgeman


Ashley Bonham

027 383 0002


Rata Midwives

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.

Hayley Gimblett

027 460 5097


Jackie Coursey

021 150 6654

Jo Ryde


Kirsten Read



Sheena Ross

027 383 8006


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.

​Sharon Lindley

​021 247 2809


Shoreline Midwives

Lisa Wells



South Canterbury Midwives

Kendra Short

021 053 7308

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.​​

Bex Tidball  

021 134 7982

Couples Therapy

We regularly host events for our community, including workshops, talks, and social gatherings. These events are a great opportunity to connect with other families who have chosen to birth at home and to learn more about home birth.

Adolescent Therapy
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