Our Team

Lead Maternity Carers

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 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.

Arlene Easthope

Lead Maternity Carers

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 […]

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Eartha Healy

Lead Maternity Carers

Hi, I’m Eartha Healy a registered midwife living in Kaukapakapa with my husband and four children. I take a small case load of 2-3 women […]

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Emma Ostwind

Lead Maternity Carers

I believe that pregnancy and childbirth is incredible, resulting in one of the most fulfilling and transformative experiences in a woman’s life. In order to […]

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Fiona Kerton

Lead Maternity Carers

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 […]

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Hannah Scheigis

Lead Maternity Carers

I believe childbirth is a momentous time in a woman’s life, changing and challenging her very core. I am very passionate about supporting women in […]

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Heidi Copland

Lead Maternity Carers

Congratulations! I have been a midwife since 1996 and worked in the hospital, community and now as a LMC 😉 I have three grown up […]

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Jennie Downs

Lead Maternity Carers

Kia Ora & congratulations on your pregnancy! I’m a registered midwife working as an LMC in the Northwest region. I graduated with a BHSc in […]

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Julia de Jong

Lead Maternity Carers

Congratulations on your pregnancy, what an exciting time!  I am lucky enough to be raised by a wonderful Midwife so I have understood the beauty […]

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Karana Devi Dasi

Lead Maternity Carers

Congratulations! Having a baby is one of the most incredibly special, transformative experiences in a woman’s lifetime, and it is my honour to walk alongside […]

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Lisa Woodward

Lead Maternity Carers

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 […]

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Louise Clunie

Lead Maternity Carers

I fell in love with Midwifery after being supported by amazing midwives throughout my four births at Helensville Birthing Centre. Pregnancy, birth, and motherhood are […]

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Michelle Nasey

Lead Maternity Carers

I first thought of becoming a Midwife when as a young student nurse I witnessed the magic of birth, more than thirty years later I […]

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Tulsi Parsons

Lead Maternity Carers

Congratulations on your pregnancy! My name is Tulsi and I live in North-West Auckland with my family. Having children of my own inspired my path […]

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Midwives and Nurses

Debbie

Midwives and Nurses

Childbirth and breastfeeding has been a part of my life for almost as long as I can remember, and I have had the privilege of […]

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Emma

Midwives and Nurses

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Erin

Midwives and Nurses

Hello! My name is Erin, and I have been working as a registered hospital midwife at both North shore and Waitākere Hospital in Auckland since […]

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Leanne

Midwives and Nurses

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Louise

Midwives and Nurses

I have lived in the Helensville community for over 20 years and birthed my four children at Helensville Birthing Centre. I worked as a health […]

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Lynley

Midwives and Nurses

Kia ora, I am a Midwife, Lactation Consultant and mum to four adult children. I have worked in primary birthing for the past 15 years, […]

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Nat

Midwives and Nurses

Kia ora. Ko Nat tōku ingoa. I have been working at Helensville birthing centre since October 2021. Prior to that I was an LMC midwife […]

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Natalie

Midwives and Nurses

The first few days after giving birth are so precious, and often challenging. I’m dedicated to helping families recover from labour and birth and enabling […]

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Phoebe

Midwives and Nurses

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Renee

Midwives and Nurses

Hi I’m Renee a midwife and lactation consultant. My goal is to provide care that empowers and instills confidence in whānau, ready for the journey […]

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Savannah

Midwives and Nurses

Kia Ora I am Savannah, registered midwife. I studied direct entry midwifery with a burning passion for midwifery that still burns bright. Once qualified I […]

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Shariza

Midwives and Nurses

Kia Ora I am Shariza, a Registered Midwife practising since 2012. I became a midwife because I am passionate about the miracles of childbirth. I […]

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Tulsi

Midwives and Nurses

Kia Ora, I’m Tulsi, I’m an LMC Midwife and also work part time at the birth centre. I love being able to spend time with […]

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Support Staff

Angie

Support Staff

Hi, I’m Angie.  I’ve worked for the Birthing Centre for a number of years as Manager’s Assistant and Board Secretary for the Birthing Centre and […]

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Courtney

Support Staff

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Ellie

Support Staff

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Gabriella

Support Staff

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” -Vincent van Gogh. Hi I’m Gabriella the Housekeeper.  I ensure that the Centre […]

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Summer

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Tia

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Tracey

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Peer Supporters

If you are having a baby, or your baby is already here, Helensville Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are here for you!

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters (also called Breastfeeding Peer Counsellors) are volunteers who provide non-judgmental information and support on the normal course of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers and breastfeeding challenges. They are available for support via Facebook, text, phone, email, at HBC coffee mornings and sometimes home visits.

Breastfeeding is a learned art, and mothers are known to have better breastfeeding experiences when they are given informed support from friends

Peer Supporters are not medical professionals, but are volunteers trained to provide information and support with common challenges to the normal course of breastfeeding.

Amanda Cumming

Peer Supporters

Hi, I’m Amanda. I was born & raised on the Hibiscus Coast with my 4 siblings. My partner & I have 4 children, all whom […]

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Amy

Peer Supporters

I’m Amy and I have one daughter and live at Muriwai Beach. I have an interest in holistic health. My daughter and I had a […]

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April

Peer Supporters

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Chanel Spearey Ineson

Peer Supporters

My name’s Chanel Spearey Ineson. I moved to the area with my husband when we were pregnant with our first child. We now have 2 children […]

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Christina Doughty

Peer Supporters

Hey, my name is Christina and I am a mum of 2, living in Riverhead. We have had a bit of a tumultuous breastfeeding journey […]

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Diane Pope

Peer Supporters

I have recently completed the breast feeding peer supporters course and learnt so many new and updated theories and practices for breastfeeding mothers. I am […]

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Emily Dickson

Peer Supporters

Hi, I am Emily, a mum to 4 beautiful boys. I have been breastfeeding ever since my eldest was born in 2014, breastfed through both […]

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Gemma

Peer Supporters

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Jess

Peer Supporters

I’m Jess, mum to three boys whom have all been breastfeed and uniquely with their own challenges. We had dealt with tongue ties, struggles to […]

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Karana Devi Dasi

Peer Supporters

Congratulations! Having a baby is one of the most incredibly special, transformative experiences in a woman’s lifetime, and it is my honour to walk alongside […]

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Katey

Peer Supporters

Hi, I’m Katey, mother of 3 kids. I wanted to become a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter because I like to help people and I know how […]

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Kelly Reid

Peer Supporters

I’m Kelly, mumma to 6, and RN and passionate about raising other women up to embrace motherhood in an empowered and conscious light. I also […]

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Lana Fort

Peer Supporters

Hi, I’m lana. I have two young kids and work as an Osteopath at my clinic in Kumeu. Being a working mum and breastfeeding through […]

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Lauren Payne

Peer Supporters

Hi, my name is Lauren and I’d love to help you on your breastfeeding journey. I’ve got 4 little kids and breastfed all of them. […]

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Louise

Peer Supporters

Hi, my name is Louise and I have lived in the Helensville area for over 20 years. I am mum to four gorgeous children and […]

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Mya

Peer Supporters

Kia ora, Ko Mya toku ingoa, I was born and raised here in South Kaipara and now have the joy of bring my 3 tamariki up […]

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Nicola Stevens

Peer Supporters

Hi, I’m Nicola! I live in Helensville with my 2 1/2 year old daughter and my husband Josh. I breastfed for over 2 years, and […]

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Rebecca

Peer Supporters

Hi, I’m Rebecca. I am a mother to 3 lovely children and have breastfeed all 3 of them. Each came with their own complications such […]

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Tulsi

Peer Supporters

Hi, my name is Tulsi and I have two beautiful children who are now 15 and 13. I loved breastfeeding both of them but I […]

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Whitney

Peer Supporters

Hi! I’m Whitney, a mother of 2 lovely girls. I’m passionate about breastfeeding and supporting mothers in their breastfeeding journey. Having breastfed both my children, […]

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