Midwifery Centre

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About Midwifery Centre

At Midwifery Centre, we are experienced midwives. We offer free service to all women including antenatal, labour and delivery care with postnatal visits.

We focus on supporting women and families during the significant experience of pregnancy and child-birth.

We offer:

  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Education
  • Experienced midwifery care
  • Labour and birth
  • Antenatal visits
  • Postnatal visits

Call in for a free pregnancy test and information pack. Bec Heyward, Ila Northe and Julie Kinloch work closely together at the Midwifery Centre and share a common philosophy. New Zealand has a unique system for maternity care.

You will have a Lead Maternity Carer throughout your pregnancy. Most women will have a midwife as their Lead Maternity Carer. As midwives we can provide all maternity care that you will require for a well healthy pregnancy.

At the Midwifery Centre you can call in anytime we are open for a free pregnancy test, and preconceptional advice. We provide antenatal care.

This includes regular appointments throughout your pregnancy to check on the well being of you and your baby. We will organise blood tests and scans for you throughout the pregnancy.

If you or your baby require extra care we can refer you to see specialist doctors at Hawkes Bay Hospital. We provide labour and birth care. During your labour and birth, you will be attended by your midwife, or one of her backup midwives.

This may include home visits in early labour, support during active labour, and your midwife will be with you for a couple of hours following your baby's birth.

We provide postnatal care. After your baby is born your midwife will visit you at home for 4-6 weeks. Advice on how to care for your baby, breastfeeding, and how to care for yourself will be offered.

Your baby will be checked regularly and referred to a Well Child provider of your choice, and to your GP for follow up care after 6 weeks.

Bec Heyward, Ila Northe and Julie Kinloch work closely together at the Midwifery Centre and share a common philosophy. We believe that birth is a normal life event We believe women can birth safely and gently in whichever birth environment they choose.

We support women in their birth experience We act in partnership with the women and her family, sharing decision making, knowledge and skills. Each midwife has a commitment to preserving choices for women and in maintaining the normality and privacy of birth.

We are responsible for the care that we give We are accountable for our actions. The women and her family are responsible for maintaining good health and making decisions for care which are appropriate for them.

All midwives have days off each month. If your midwife is unavailable at any time there will always be another midwife to attend you.

What makes us different?

The Midwifery Centre provides high quality midwife services to the Hawkes Bay. Our experienced team works with you and your family to give you the best care possible. Please feel free to contact us!

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234 Kennedy Road Napier

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Products and services

  • Independently Owned & Operated
  • Locally Operated
  • Registered
  • Asthma
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Infections
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Imaging
  • Physicals
Price Information
  • Free Parking
Service Options
  • New Patients Welcome
  • Abdominal Massage
  • Maternity Care
  • Maternity Massage
  • Natural Birth
  • Pain Management
  • Post-delivery Care
  • Post-op Care
  • Prenatal Counselling
  • Water Birth

Mailing address

PO BOX 5178 Napier 4145


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Midwifery Centre


234 Kennedy Road Napier

PO BOX 5178 Napier 4145

Contact numbers

06-843 9686
027 233 1533
06-843 3876

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