Latest News 11 January 2021 | Kairo Teaoa Ariki Singh doesn’t know it yet, but his arrival was quite a big deal. The days-old boy was the first baby born in 2021 at Middlemore Hospital, entering this world at 12. 48am on New Year’s Day.
For the last 20 years, Health Care Assistant (HCA) at Botany Downs Birthing Unit Vida Kereopa has seen many changes with the women and whaanau who’ve come into the unit, but her care for them has remained constant.
Moving to a new country can be daunting for any whaanau let alone having a baby without your extended whaanau around you, but for Sue-Ann Groenewald her experience birthing her daughter at Pukekohe Birthing Unit couldn’t have gone better thanks to the support of her midwife and the local community.
Finding out you're pregnant 11,000 kilometres away from home may be a daunting experience, but it was the complete opposite for 28-year-old Takanini local Maneet Kaur who was back in her hometown Bangalore, India attending her sister’s wedding. “It was an exciting time for my husband and I.
For many families facing the nightmare of losing a baby Debbie Davies, Counties Manukau Health’s Perinatal Loss Midwife walks the trail of grief with them and it was one difficult conversation three years ago that spurred her to seek a service at Middlemore that would formally acknowledge International Infant and...
Latest news 5 May 2020 | Today is the International Day of the Midwife. It's also the International Year of the Midwife. We're fortunate in Counties Manukau to have some amazing midwives who go above and beyond for whaanau.
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Latest News 3 April 2020 | Our Middlemore hospital birthing and assessment unit and maternity wards, and our birthing units in Botany Downs, Papakura and Pukekohe are open and operating as normal.
Media release 29 January 2020 | Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) welcomes the Government’s announcement today of an estimated $5 million investment for a neonatal refurbishment at Kidz First.
Latest News - 18 October 2019 | Chris Mallon has delivered hundreds of babies since she first began working as a midwife in 1999 and she says every single one was a privilege.
Latest News - 09 September 2019 | Encouraging women to have alcohol-free pregnancies to prevent their babies from developing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is at the heart of FASD Awareness Day today, supported by Counties Manukau Health (CM Health).