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Margaret Gardener

About Me

I provide care for women planning a home birth. Please do not be put off by this. I am happy to meet with you to discuss your plans for a birth. This is a no obligation, free visit & our discussion may help clarify which path you wish to go down on your birthing journey. I mainly do home visits & some evening visits. I registered as a midwife in 1982 in the UK & have worked in small and/or isolated communities in NZ & Canada and some London Hospitals as a nurse and midwife. Since the birth of my son in 1990 I have been case loading as a LMC midwife in Dunedin, providing home and hospital births. From 2003 I made the move to only do home births. After birth care is just as important as the pregnancy visits and I will see you on average ten times after the birth - up to six weeks. I also work in family planning/sexual health as a nurse and teach the positive birth ante natal classes I am studying for a certificate in midwifery acupuncture

How to Get Hold of Me

Home 476 4663 (preferable) Email: use Email form Text: 027 434 1974 (better than ringing the cell phone) If I have been up with a birth I do not always check messages that day . Don’t be discouraged if I have not responded to you within a couple of days – try again! Availability I have a another part time job and am unavailable to attend you from 1 - 7.30pm on Tuesday. and 9am - 3.30pm on Fridays. I am available before and after these times. You will meet a back up midwife if I cannot come. There will be some weekends during your maternity journey when I will be away. This is not on a regular basis and usually you will have plenty of notice when this is happening. My holidays are booked well in advance & I do not book women who are due to birth over that time. 4 women / month is my maximum.

Areas

  • Dunedin
  • Lawrence
  • Middlemarch
  • Milton
  • Palmerston
  • Ranfurly
  • Waikouaiti

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 nzcom@nzcom.org.nz