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Closing Te Puke Clinic

I’m very sad to say that we are closing our Womb Te Puke clinic in April. This is due to a lack of funding for clinic spaces for community midwives. Most midwifwery clinics in Tauranga are closing due to a change in funding which is very sad for the communities, and especially for rural women.Continue reading “Closing Te Puke Clinic”

New clinic room in Papamoa

I’m pleased to announce that I am working with our team from a new clinic room at 130 Parton Road, inside the Re-Energise Physiotherapy rooms. Lisa and I work out of there mostly and we also have access to Te Puke Plunket rooms. Our team are myself, Michelle Robinson, Lisa Kennedy and Tanya Mills. IContinue reading “New clinic room in Papamoa”

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  • Closing Te Puke Clinic
    I’m very sad to say that we are closing our Womb Te Puke clinic in April. This is due to a lack of funding for clinic spaces for community midwives. Most midwifwery clinics in Tauranga are closing due to a change in funding which is very sad for the communities, and especially for rural women.Continue reading “Closing Te Puke Clinic”
  • New clinic room in Papamoa
    I’m pleased to announce that I am working with our team from a new clinic room at 130 Parton Road, inside the Re-Energise Physiotherapy rooms. Lisa and I work out of there mostly and we also have access to Te Puke Plunket rooms. Our team are myself, Michelle Robinson, Lisa Kennedy and Tanya Mills. IContinue reading “New clinic room in Papamoa”
  • Traffic lights
    We’re currently under the RED traffic light system for Covid 19. This means I will continue appointments with the majority over the phone and a minimal but tailored physical aspect. Omicron is currently in Tauranga and this way I am keeping my clients safe. If you haven’t had your vaccine please consider having it, weContinue reading “Traffic lights”
  • Wop wops duck
    Out for a long Postnatal visit list day yesterday with my fabulous midwifery student Philippa and we almost squashed this duck twice. Apparently the white pompom on their head is a birth defect and causes neurological problems. This duck didn’t know where it was let me tell ya!.. You learn all sorts on this job.Continue reading “Wop wops duck”
  • Thank you (:
    Beautiful flowers today from a mumma who had a stressful pregnancy. I tried to be her calm place when she needed one. That’s exactly the feedback she gave me, that I was calm which is what she needed. Mission accomplished 💗🥰
  • The Untried Penis
    The article below is hilarious but it does put birth at home for first time mummas into perspective. A midwives job is not necessarily to massage your back, be constantly at your side for every contraction and always hold your hand, as well as that if you need it our job is to look atContinue reading “The Untried Penis”
  • Buy, Sell, Swap
    It’s been a strange old day. I worked 16 hours yesterday, was at a birth, sorted out urgent situations and referrals for women as well as regular antenatal appointments. I went to work as usual today and saw some amazing mommas, booked in lots of women who were coming back to me for second babiesContinue reading “Buy, Sell, Swap”
  • Pregnant women and Covid19
    We are so fortunate here in New Zealand that COVID-19 has not had the impact on us that it is having on the rest of the world. We are lucky that our pregnant women are not exposed to COVID-19 in the community. A recent research article showed that women who contracted COVID-19 were five timesContinue reading “Pregnant women and Covid19”
  • Residents only!
    At the start of the lockdown there was great fear over what would happen and what our communities could do to stay safe. As I am an essential worker I continued to work and travel to visit mums and babies. Not once was I ever stopped by a police car to be asked where IContinue reading “Residents only!”
  • Soft furnishings!
    I’ve been so happy to get my office space back to normal over the passed few weeks. It was so dreary while we were in lockdown. No cushions, blankets, or nice arm chairs. Just a plastic sheet on the bed, anti-viral spray and hand sanitizer with very short face to face visits. I’m enjoying spendingContinue reading “Soft furnishings!”
  • Thank you!
    Today I discharged a mumma and baby from my care at 6 weeks. I remarked about how well they both looked, as if they’d been together forever. At one with each other, which they have been for well over 9 months in reality. It’s such a celebration to see this when it’s time to sayContinue reading “Thank you!”
  • Never gets old…
    Although Maketu is a bit of a drive for me I absolutely love this treat that I’m able to have once in awhile to see this beautiful view as well as the beautiful mamas and babies I get to catch up with and to see how well they are progressing to motherhood and to familyContinue reading “Never gets old…”
  • Out and about
    It was good to get out today and see a bit more normality. It was a treat to see some familiar faces, old clients, growing babies and get my nails done! It was encouraging to see contact lists being used and plenty of hand sanitizer and masks being given out. Huge queue outside Kmart though.Continue reading “Out and about”
  • Breaking your bubble
    Tonight we had a get together with 5 friends and it was amazing. We were all very careful with regard to social distancing and Alert level 2 guidelines. One of my friends said she walked back towards us after going to the bathroom and saw 5 beautiful people smiling and laughing. The air was fullContinue reading “Breaking your bubble”
  • Eye colour chart
    This is a cool chart which shows the combinations for eye colour. Did you know it can take up to 3 years for the full pigmentation to show in your baby’s eyes?
  • Covid19
    What a weird time we are living in. Who would have thought 2020 held a Pandemic for us when we were dining in the New Year. We have had to adapt quickly and midwifery has adapted to keep mums, babies and our limited midwifery workforce safe. In New Zealand we have been sheltered by amazingContinue reading “Covid19”

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