About Me and My Practice
Hi, my name is Kim. I am an experienced midwife, gaining my degree from AUT in 2004. Since then I have worked both as an independent midwife providing continuity of care, and as a hospital staff midwife. I have a wide range of experience, having worked in Auckland City Hospital delivery suite for more than two years, where I had the opportunity to care for hundreds of women who experienced both normal and highly complex pregnancies and births.
I have really enjoyed working with women of many different cultures and in particular had a high number of Pacific Island and Maori women that I cared for when I worked as an independent midwife.
I moved to Dunedin with my partner and three children in January 2011 and was employed at Queen Mary Maternity as a staff midwife until recently. Now that I have spent some time getting to know how things are done here, I have returned to my true passion of being an independent midwife.
I believe that every woman’s pregnancy experience is unique and my role is to help facilitate your journey into parenthood. I provide full pregnancy, birth, and postnatal care until your baby is 6 weeks old. I am skilled in all aspects of labour and birth, including water-birth, and I strongly believe that every woman has the right to make informed decisions regarding her care.
I have joined a midwifery practice with Mary Ritchie, Jan Checketts, and Janelle Loper. I am available for late bookings if you have just moved here or if you need to transfer to Queen Mary for pregnancy complications. I am also available to provide labour care for out of town women who choose to have their baby in Dunedin. I look forward to hearing from you - phone, text, or email me so we can have a chat!
Practice HoursI see women for routine appointments within normal business hours, Monday to Friday. I try to be as flexible as I can to suit your needs regarding appointments, and provide both morning and afternoon clinics for that reason.
I see women in two different locations - one is very close to the city and the other is situated in Caversham Village, South Dunedin.
Duration and CostYour initial appointment with me will most likely take about an hour as there is a lot of information to cover. Routine antenatal appointments thereafter will usually take around 30 minutes.
Maternity care is free to NZ citizens and residents. If you are a non-resident, your pregnancy care may cost you, but please feel free to get in contact for a chat as this varies according to what type of visa you hold.