Mobile+64-20 4193 7398
Will attend births at:
  • Hospital

    Christchurch Women's Hospital

  • Birthing Unit

    Lincoln St George's Rangiora

  • Home

    At home


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Claire Holmes

Home and Waterbirth Midwives

About Me

Hello and congratulations on your pregnancy! I am a mother of three boys, living in Christchurch. I work in a practice of four midwives. We specialise in home and water birth but recognise the importance of ensuring that each woman has a choice in her planned place of birth. I support women to birth at home, in the primary unit and, at Christchurch Women's Hospital if clinically indicated. Postnatal care is provided in your own home throughout the postnatal period, in addition to the inpatient visits if you are staying at a unit immediately following the birth of your baby. I believe that my role as your midwife is to ensure that you are fully informed during this significant period in your life, to support you throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth, and the postnatal period. By ensuring that you have all of the relevant information, you are able to make informed choices about your care.

How to Get Hold of Me

You can contact me via email using the 'Email me Form' or text me on 020 4193 7398. If you call me from an unrecognised number, I am unlikely to answer. Please include your full name, address and expected due date. If you are unsure about your due date, please try to provide a month when you may be due. I currently provide antenatal care from a clinic in Bryndwr but can provide home visits antenatally if you live close to my home in Somerfield. From January 2020, I will have a clinic at St George's Hospital in Papanui for antenatal appointments. I work 7 days on-call (24/7), then 7 days off-call. My back-up Rachel Davies is on-call for you should you require acute care whilst I am having time off. I generally continue with routine appointments during my off-call week. You will have an opportunity to meet my back-up Rachel at least once during late pregnancy, more if required.


  • Christchurch
  • Kaiapoi
  • Lincoln
  • Rangiora
  • Waikuku
  • Banks Peninsula
  • Rolleston
  • Waimakariri District

Group Practice Partners

This contact form is for women seeking midwifery services. If you are attempting to reach midwives for research or marketing purposes please contact the New Zealand College of Midwives on (03) 377 2732