Kia Ora! My name is Waimarie Onekawa and I am a Māori Midwife. My whānau is from Ngati Kahungunu in the East Coast of New Zealand, however I live and work in South Auckland.
I believe that pregnancy is a normal and natural part of life, and as such I offer low intervention cares and empower women to birth naturally (without the need for pharmaceutical pain relief).
I offer hapu mama the support they need to birth at home, or in the primary birthing units, and believe that women can have babies naturally with the right love and support from their whānau - and with my watchful eye to help keep them safe!
If this is the type of journey you are wanting for your pregnancy, It would be a pleasure for me to provide you with the respect and care that is deserving of this special time in your life. Please feel free to contact me to see if I am the right midwife for you!