For birthing women

The New Zealand College of Midwives is committed to protecting, promoting and supporting normal birth.

Normal birth provides the most favourable outcome in terms of physical and emotional wellbeing to the majority of women and their babies.

Midwives are the health professionals with a primary role in promoting and protecting the normal process of pregnancy and childbirth. They are committed to the health and well-being of women and acknowledge that normal birth has health benefits for the majority of women and their babies.

Home birth is a safe choice for many women. Women who have home births use less pain relief and have fewer caesarean sections and forceps deliveries than women who give birth in hospital. If you want to know more about this choice talk to your midwife or doctor. You can find out more on the Home Birth Aotearoa website.

Women giving birth in Primary Birthing Units also tend to use less pain relief and have have fewer caesarean sections and forceps deliveries than those who give birth in hospital. 

There are Primary Birthing Units throughout Auckland:

Auckland Central
Birthcare Parnell
20 Titoki Street, Parnell
Newmarket, Auckland 1001
Phone: (09) 374 0800
Web site: www.birthcare.co.nz

North Shore
Helensville Birthing Centre
53–65 Commercial Road,
Helensville 0840

Phone: (09) 420 8747
Web site: www.birthcentre.co.nz

Warkworth Birth Centre
56 View Road,
Warkworth 1241

Phone: (09) 425 8201
Web site: www.warkworthbirthcentre.co.nz

Wellsford Birthing Unit
220 Rodney Street ,
Wellsford 1242
Phone: (09) 423 7682

East Auckland
Botany Birthing Unit
220 Rodney Street ,
Golflands 2013
Phone: (09) 534 6063

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