021 0758429Phone number
Will attend births at:
  • Hospital

    Christchurch Women's Hospital

  • Birthing Unit

    St Georges, Lincoln Maternity, Rangiora Hospital

  • Home

    Waterbirth (pool available)


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Edith Van Zelderen

Mindful Midwives

About Me

Hi I'm Edith.Congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm a very optimistic, outgoing midwife. I have nearly 6 years experience both in the hospital and in the community. I work closely with Megan Benson, my practice partner, who has 12 years experience. I encourage women to be fully informed in their pregnancy and childbirth, so decisions during this time can be made with awareness and choice. I will advocate for you in regard to your choices. I will advise and guide you in this process and ideally it will mean you have a more satisfying birth experience. We care for women from all cultures and backgrounds. If you are having a normal pregnancy you can choose to birth at one of the primary birthing units in and around Christchurch or at home. My statistics show an excellent vaginal birth rate of three times the national average. If your pregnancy is no longer normal, we can refer you for tests and to more specialist services and you may need to birth at Christchurch Women's Hospital.

How to Get Hold of Me

To book an appointment please text, email or ring during business hours. No facebook messenger please. Myself and Megan Benson have alternate weeks on call so we can rest and give safe care. We also work alongside other midwives who back us up if things get busy. We do not take a large caseload. Antenatal appointments are held in our clinic at the Plunket Rooms in Aranui on Tuesdays. After your baby is born we will visit you at home for up to 6 weeks.


  • Christchurch

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