Your Choices of Care
We are fully committed to your right to choose how your pregnancy and birth should progress. We offer two different care options, designed to fit in with your views and the way you live.
Your Dedicated Team
Our group of experienced midwives have been practicing on the Shore for many years, and have delivered over 10,000 happy, healthy babies. Get to know us a little better.
What You Can Expect
There is no occasion like giving birth, and we’re here to support you through that special time, from routine checks through to developmental tests and then the magic of birth itself.
Why Choose Kate Sheppard?
Our group of friendly and experienced midwives will provide you with safe and professional care throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth and up to four to six weeks post-natally.
Dr Ammar Al-Abid is our Obstetrician for expecting mums wanting the added security of an on-hand specialist during pregnancy and birth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, of course you can choose who you wish to look after you (depending on each midwife’s availability).
Get in touch with us as soon as you know you’re pregnant. Generally you will have your first midwifery appointment at 8-10 weeks. At this visit she will explain how she will look after you and what early blood tests and scans are available as part of early pregnancy screening.
Your midwife will be your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) and will be your day-to-day point of contact as the weeks and months progress. Each midwife will have a different approach, and it is best to talk to your individual carer.
Midwifery care is free of charge in New Zealand, providing that you meet Ministry of Health criteria.
You can get to know us and we can get to know you and your pregnancy expectations.
We can discuss an overview of your anticipated pregnancy care and any special considerations and requests you may have. All without any cost to you.
If you just want to chat or have any questions, of course please feel free to get in touch too. You can also email us or give us a call on (09) 489 1437 if you would prefer. Our address for scheduled appointments is
2a Dodson Ave
It is best to get in touch as soon as you know you are pregnant, as our team do book up quickly.