Sanaz Khodaverdian - Midwife
My name is Sanaz Khodaverdian. I migrated to New Zealand in 2001. I completed my midwifery training at Auckland University of Technology and I am a registered midwife. Being a midwife is a very special career and I consider it a privilege working with women and their families at such a wonderful time. I practice mainly at Waitakere hospital with experienced midwifery partners Gail Kiss, Fran Dove and Yvonne Daji.
The uniqueness of maternity service in New Zealand made me more passionate to become a midwife and to offer continuity of care to women. I enjoy the satisfaction that comes from walking the journey to motherhood with a woman and her family and feel that being in an independent practice assists this process in the best possible way.
I love supporting women through normal labour and birth, always referring them to the appropriate professional when necessary. My aim is to help every woman have a fulfilling childbirth experience that make her feel powerful in whatever way that is meaningful to the woman and her family.
I understand how difficult and stressful pregnancy can be for those migrant mothers and offer my full support to minimise these stressors. I speak English and Persian fluently.
I consider that pregnancy and birth are a normal part of life for healthy women; however I respect my client’ needs which may change during the journey. I believe in respecting your choices and working together with you and those important to you. I will provide information and assistance to you to help you reach those decisions.
I am happy to discuss with you your plans for your birth whether it be a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC),waterbirth, home birth, a drug free birth, epidural pain relief or any other cultural or religious choices you may require.
I look forward to meeting you and travelling with you during these special moments of your life.
My services range from Titirangi, Glen Eden to Te Atatu and West Harbour, Swanson and Henderson all the way up to Helensville and Kumeū.
I also speak Persian.
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How do I access this service?
Please contact me as soon as you believe you are pregnant. We will arrange a time to meet to discuss your needs from a Lead Maternity Carer. You can send…
English, Persian, Farsi, Urdu
Birthing Facilities Midwife/s Attend
Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - Waitakere Hospital
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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…
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…
Free off street parking is provided at the rear of the practice
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