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Stephanie Armstrong - Midwife

Midwifery Service

Description

Hi, my name is Steph and I have the best job in the world being a midwife and mum to 5 beautiful children! I am an experienced Lead Maternity Care (LMC) midwife of over 20 years and have both Midwifery and Nursing Bachelor of Health Science diplomas and degrees and continually update my practice with study. I love being a midwife and am passionate about working in partnership with mums to be, their babies, family and support people.

I bring my professional knowledge, experience and natural intuition and affinity for my role to practice in a holistic way that focuses on the individual needs of each mother to ensure she receives the best care for the birth of her new baby. It is a privilege for me to be part of your very special time of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period and I believe my role is to help mums-to-be make informed choices and decisions about their childbirth experience and that it be a safe, well supported and empowering experience for all.

I am an advocate for the women I care for and, as a qualified lactation consultant (IBCLC) for nearly 20 years, I have a special interest in supporting mothers to breast feed their babies and in nutrition. I am open minded to the preferences of the women I care for re: choices for birth and am happy to be LMC for women who are having elective caesarean sections.....or for natural / water births in hospital. I love looking after mums-to-be of all ages and cultures. I was a teen mum myself with my first child and am a Christian who goes to church.

I am available to be LMC for women over the North Shore region and Hibiscus Coast. Please call me and we can talk about your pregnancy and birth options.

My back up midwives are Courtney Plank and Kim Haley-George.

I have a home clinic at The Barn in Coatesville and I deliver babies at North Shore Hospital, sometimes Waitakere and will consider homebirth and Warkworth Birthing Centre requests - the hospitals have great options there for natural birth with birth pools etc and also the baby unit and specialist services.

I'm excited for you about this journey of having your precious baby and can't wait to hear from you xxx

Midwives

Languages Spoken

English

Birthing Facilities Midwife/s Attend

Waitemata DHB Maternity Services - North Shore Hospital

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Warkworth Birthing Centre

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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…

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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…

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Staying in Hospital/Birth Centre After the Birth

Most women who have had a normal birth stay in the hospital or birth centre for 48 hours. If you have had a caesarean section, the usual hospital stay is…

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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…

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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…

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Wheelchair Access

Yes

Parking

Lots of parking at The Barn

Suburbs Covered by Midwifery Service

Albany, Birkdale, Browns Bay, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Coatesville, Dairy Flat, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hauraki, Highbury, Hillcrest, Long Bay, Mairangi Bay, Milford, Millwater, Northcote, Northcote Central, Northcote Point, Northcross, North Harbour, Ōrewa, Red Beach, Rosedale, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Silverdale, Sunnynook, Torbay, Waiake, Wairau Valley, Westlake, Hobsonville, Kumeū, Riverhead, Whenuapai

Contact Details

The Barn, Coatesville
Auckland

Street Address

The Barn, Coatesville
Auckland

Postal Address

Please contact me for my postal address

This page was last updated at 9:51PM on August 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Stephanie Armstrong - Midwife.