8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


Welcome to Gentle Birth. We are in service to "help people out!" We aim to offer midwifery care which is friendly and professional. We believe birth is an amazing and beautiful life event that should be celebrated. We believe in gentle birth with as little intervention as possible, allowing your body time and space to birth your baby naturally, gently and beautifully. We promote home birth and water birth. We treat you and your baby with respect, kindness, compassion and gentleness. 



Our service is PROFESSIONAL and FREE - paid for by the Ministry of Health (depending on residency status). Our rooms are in Henderson right beside Waitakere Hospital. Each midwife provides a Lead Maternity Care (LMC) service. If your LMC is not available another midwife will be there for you. We remain available to you 24 hours a day. We offer hospital births, home births and water births.   You will be guided through your pregnancy and birth process with a high standard of midwifery care with referrals to the appropriate specialist service as required. 

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Please contact us as soon as you think you may be pregnant. Text Gail for an appointment. Or email   


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Antenatal clinics are Thursdays all day and Friday mornings  All other times I am out on the road visiting mothers and babies  

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Labour and Birth Care

Your midwife will be on-call for you and will attend your labour and birth. In the event that they are away or busy, they will have arranged a back-up midwife…


Pregnancy Care

Because pregnancy care is so important for your health and the health of your baby, it is free for all NZ citizens, residents and many other visa holders. Your midwife…


Staying in Hospital/Birth Centre After the Birth

After the birth you will be tired and busy getting to know your new baby. Most women who have had a normal birth stay in the hospital or birth centre…


Home Visits From a Midwife (From Birth to 4 - 6 Weeks)

Home visits provide an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your health or the health of your baby. Your midwife will assist you with breastfeeding and…


Ongoing Care for You and Your Baby

Your midwife will transfer the care of your baby to a Well Child / Tamariki Ora Service before your baby is 6 weeks old. Well Child / Tamariki Ora Health…


Wheelchair Access



Free parking is available at the clinic when you are attending your consultation with your LMC.

Suburbs Covered by Midwifery Service

Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, New Windsor, Waterview, Albany, North Harbour, Pinehill, Bethells Beach, Glendene, Glen Eden, Green Bay, Helensville, Henderson, Henderson North, Henderson Valley, Huapai, Kaurilands, Kelston, Kumeū, Massey, Muriwai, New Lynn, Oratia, Parakai, Rānui, Riverhead, Royal Heights, Sunnyvale, Swanson, Taupaki, Te Atatū, Te Atatū South, Te Atatū Peninsula, Titirangi, Waitakere, Waima, Waimauku, Westgate, West Harbour, Whenuapai, Woodlands Park

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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

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7 Woodford Avenue
Auckland 0610

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7 Woodford Avenue
Auckland 0610

This page was last updated at 8:03AM on October 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Gentle Birth.