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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 who enjoys her job. I have over 7 years experience both in the hospital and in the community. I work closely with Megan Benson, my practice partner, who has over 14 years experience. As your midwife I will keep you informed in your pregnancy and childbirth and help you make decisions. I will advocate for you in regard to the decisions you make. I will advise and guide you in this process and ideally it will mean you have a more satisfying birth experience. Megan and I care for women from all cultures and backgrounds. If you are having a normal pregnancy you can choose to birth at one of the great primary birthing units in and around Christchurch,at home or at the hospital. Our statistics show an excellent vaginal birth rate, well above the national average.If your pregnancy has some complications,we can refer you for tests and consult specialist services, and you may be advised 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 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, 38 Portsmouth St, Aranui on Tuesdays, . After your baby is born we will visit you at home for 4 - 6 weeks.


  • Christchurch

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