Local Midwives

A number of Midwives work in the Helensville and Northwest Auckland area and are available to be your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) throughout your pregnancy, birth and the few weeks after baby's arrival.

While an independent midwife is the most common LMC, you could also choose a specialist obstetrician, and a small number of GPs also offer their services as LMCs. 

It's best to get in touch with a Midwife as soon as possible in your pregnancy. They'll organise your maternity care including blood tests, ultrasound scans and any specialist referrals that are necessary. Midwives are able to support you to birth wherever you choose, be that at home, at the Helensville Birthing Centre, or at hospital. The Midwives following midwives all have a relationship with us, so are able to use our facilities to support birthing women.

LMCs are fully funded by the government, so there is no fee for using them. 

Midwives are able to help you deliver wherever you choose, be that a home-delivery, at the Helensville Birthing Centre, or at hospital. 

The Midwives listed below all have a relationship with us, so are able to use our facilities to help their clients give birth. 

Michelle NaseyMichelle Nasey.jpg

I first thought of becoming a Midwife when as a young student nurse I witnessed the magic of birth, twenty five years later I still find birth magical. I was further inspired by the wonderful Midwives who supported me to birth my own four children at home. I am passionate about supporting women and their families along their pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding journey, giving them the information to make the choices that best suit them. I work in the North West area from Riverhead to Glorit, across to Wainui in the east and Muriwai in the west. I offer birthing at home, Helensville Birthing Centre and Waitakere Hospital.

You can contact me on my cell phone 021 889 794 or send me an email.

Fiona Kerton.jpgFiona Kerton

I am a self employed Midwife working in the West Auckland/Kumeu/Helensville area and only take a small caseload. I have a strong belief in birth as a normal process and work with women to protect and promote normal birth. However the journey of pregnancy, birth and parenting can be unpredictable and my job is to provide you with up to date information, support and, if necessary, intervention and input from other specialist services. I will be a strong advocate for you to help achieve the best outcome for you and your baby. You can choose to birth at home, Helensville Birthing Centre or Waitakere/North Shore hospital. I have a background of working as a registered nurse for 20 years before training as a midwife. I live in Kumeu and I am a mother of 3 gorgeous teenage children.

Please contact me on my mobile 021 073 5721 or email me

Heidi Copland.jpgHeidi Copland

CONGRATULATIONS !!!! I have been working as a Midwife since 1996- first as a labour ward Midwife in the UK specialising in high-risk births and then moving to NZ in 2005 and changing to work as a continuity of care midwife. I look after around 4-5 women a month and take women from West Auckland right up to Glorit and Waitoki in the North. I am very passionate about my job and my aim is to help you achieve the birth you want and to get your partner involved as much as they wish. I work with Kerry Aldworth as my back up who you get to meet at least twice in your pregnancy as well. Clinics are based at either Westgate Medical centre or Helensville Birth Centre - which ever is easier for you. Both have 6 pm appointments if needed. I have 4 children of my own -14,11,9 and 1, all were very different experiences which is why you can never treat women the same.

Please feel free to ring 027 226 6655 or email me for a chat 

Lisa-Woodward.jpegLisa Woodward

Congratulations on your pregnancy. My name is Lisa Woodward, I am a Midwife covering the north and west of Auckland. My personal philosophy is that the process of childbirth is a normal physiological event perfectly designed by nature to bring babies into the world. It is an instinctive experience that has rhythm and pace, the process of labour works well when the woman is well supported. Women should be encouraged to be active participants in all aspects of their pregnancy and birth. When informed, supported and encouraged to follow their own instincts, women can have a truly empowering experience.
Please contact me on 027 728 6952 or email me

Sharon-Robinson.jpgSharon Robinson

I believe that birth is a sacred journey and women who are supported to birth in a normal physiological way usually become happy, confident mothers. Therefore I do my best to support women to birth naturally. A natural birth can be very healing especially if you have had a previous traumatic experience. Sometimes women choose interventions, like epidurals and Elective Caesareans and I do my best to support you with your choices. Dads are vitally important and I commend Dave Owens for his work with Great Fathers! I support Attachment Theory and my role models are Michel Odent, Marianne Littlejohn and Ina May Gaskin. My favourite book is Three in a Bed by Deborah Jackson and my favourite quote is from Suzanne Arms: If we are to create a non-violent world where respect and kindness replace fear and hatred, we must begin with how we treat each other at the beginning of life. For that is where our deepest patterns are set. From these roots grow fear and alienation ~ or love and trust. Rainbow friendly.
I have been an LMC Midwife in NZ since 2003 and I have significant home, primary maternity unit and hospital birth experience. I trained in the US (Brooklyn, NY) and have lived in both Tonga and Cambodia. I can speak a little Tongan and some Khmer and I thoroughly enjoy providing care for women from a variety of cultures. My midwifery partner, Irene Hogan, and I love working together. We have very similar midwifery and life philosophies. I invite you to have a look at my facebook page where you will find a link to my video "Born at Home: NZ Dads Advocate for Homebirth." I am happy to arrange a pre-booking visit with you to see if we are a good "match." Keep in mind that you can always change midwives if you are not happy with your care. If you really think you would like for me to be your midwife, I am happy to consider it even if you live outside the areas that I have indicated I cover. 

Please contact me on my mobile 027 251 5373 or email me

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 I offer midwifery care based in West Auckland and cover from Henderson up to Helensville.

I have great confidence in women’s bodies and in the natural process of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum. I have a real passion for midwifery and aim to empower women by giving them up-to-date information to make informed decisions, to grow in confidence as mothers and as women and feel positive about themselves, their bodies and abilities. I believe that continuity of care is the key to effective midwifery. Building an effective working partnership with women and providing holistic care can empower women and promote wellness. Women are the cornerstone of society, by promoting wellness in women, you promote wellness in her whanau and thus in the community.

Providing tailored care I promote primary birthing settings at both home and Helensville Birthing Unit and do have access to Waitakere Hospital if needed.

Please contact me on my mobile 021 292 2998 or email me 

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