Hello and congratulations!
I originally registered as a midwife in California before moving to New Zealand in 2006, and have two young and beautifully wild daughters. I now work alongside the lovely and experienced Rata Midwives!
My midwifery strengths lie in providing you with a range of information, and both supporting you to learn your options and make your own choices that best suit your personal circumstances -- because at the end of the day, you know yourself best! My passion is working with women and their families when planning a natural, low-intervention birth, and hence tend to work with well-women birthing in their own home or primary units (Lincoln, Rangiora, St. George's, etc) - as current evidence and personal experience show that these places provide you the greatest potential for having a safe and normal birth. I also support women to birth at Christchurch Women's if it becomes medically indicated during your pregnancy.