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Home & Water Birth Midwives


Meet Home & Water Birth Midwives

The experience of pregnancy and birth has evolved over the years, especially in today’s modern era. We believe that the need for caring, sensitive and knowledgeable support during this time is becoming more and more apparent. We see every pregnancy and birth as a miracle and as registered midwives, we feel honored to be able to contribute expertise to women and families in the greater Christchurch and Rural Canterbury areas

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Our services

As a respected midwifery team, we pride ourselves in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help tailor our journey to fit your needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about us please get in touch

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Antenatal Visits

After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, we are committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family, available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. We will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have.

Birthing Guidance

Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As midwives, we promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. We will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer anything needed.

Postnatal Support

From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, we take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. We are always available to contact by phone/email throughout and will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.


"The most wonderful, kind hearted, intuitive human being you will ever meet 💖🌸🌺
Goes a million miles extra for everyone every time" - Leanne

Rachel Davies

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"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them"

Victor Hugo

Upcoming Events
Opti Mum Birth Skills Workshop
Sat, Oct 19
Oct 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Christchurch, Christchurch
Opti Mum Birth Skills Workshop
Sat, Oct 05
Oct 05, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Methven, Methven, New Zealand


Joanne Gordon 027 507 6000

Heff Heffernan 022 061 6053

Claire Holmes 020 4193 7398

Rachel Davies 027 283 2844

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