Congratulations on your pregnancy! My name is Zaira. I am a mother of two school aged children and a registered midwife. I completed my Bachelor of Health Science - Midwifery degree at AUT and work within Counties Manukau DHB. I am part of the experienced Safe Hands Midwifery Team at Botany Maternity unit and hold my clinics at the unit on Wednesday afternoons.
I provide care across the childbearing continuum through pregnancy, labour, birth and up to 6 weeks after baby is born. Throughout this journey I work in partnership with women and their family to facilitate and support informed choice and decision making. I view pregnancy and birth as a normal life event and believe strongly in women and their ability to grow, birth and nurture their babies and work to provide safe, evidence based, individualised care that meets the needs of women and their families. However, if along the way complications or concerns arise I work alongside obstetric and specialist services.