Kia Ora, my name is Sharmaine Poata, from Kaeo/Whangaroa.
Supporting the women in my whānau to birth, and having my own babies, navigated me toward becoming a qualified midwife. I am humbled by the experiences privileged to me by women and their families, and also grateful for my own whānau who support me and the demands of my profession.
I provide free midwifery care in pregnancy, labour & birth and after birth - covering all inland/coastal areas of Kaeo/Whangaroa, from Matauri Bay in the South, to Taipa in the North. I have antenatal clinics in Kaeo & Coopers Beach. I will support you to birth at home, or hospital. Free birth pool hire is available for home births, as an option. I also do home visits after birth.
I provide women and whānau centred care, supporting you to make informed choices for you, your baby & your whānau – this is your journey together. I am happy to chat or can arrange to meet with you to discuss your maternity care needs.