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Will attend births at:
  • Hospital

    Hastings Hospital

  • Birthing Unit

    Waioha Primary Birthing Unit

  • Home

    Napier and Hastings, I have a home birth pool for my clients.


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Linley Taylor

About Me

Welcome to Finding Your Midwife! Finding a midwife that seems right for you and your family is important to me and I encourage it. A little about me, I initially trained as a nurse then later retrained as a midwife after some years of legal and business work in between – I wanted to get back to making a difference in my community, especially for women and helping them achieve a positive birth and care experience. I have two young adult children, Hawkes Bay is my family region, I grew up here and love it! I am an experienced LMC and the reward in my work comes from knowing that you are heard, your values are respected and implemented in your care, you receive excellent advocacy and maternity care, and we work in partnership together. I am experienced in home birth, primary and secondary care in Hawkes Bay. Give me a text and we can connect and take it from there.

How to Get Hold of Me

I work from a Napier clinic always (and a Waipukurau clinic until May 2024). Please email via the link any time, please let me know details like what baby number and what part of HB you live - helps me with work flow planning to make sure I can take your booking. I am taking CHB clients with a due date that is March, April, May 2024. If you are using text, please send me a message between Mon-Fri 9-4pm. No phone calls initially please as I might be sleeping / post birth. Thank you. :) Chat soon! **Repeat clients please contact me regardless of availability settings :) **


  • Napier
  • Hastings
  • Waipukurau
  • Central Hawkes Bay

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