Midwifery, Auckland Institute of Technology, New Zealand, 5 January 1988


Years of practice: over 20 years.

Philosophy of care: I believe that all women have the right to one-to-one individual care and should be allowed to birth where they feel comfortable. I value the partnership between women, their families and myself to ensure a supportive and positive childbirth experience.

Back up midwives : All the team back each other up at Charisma Midwifery Collective.

Birth facilities attended: home birthing and Pukekohe Primary Birthing Unit.

General bio: I am an experienced midwife who works primarily in the Franklin region, covering Pukekohe, Waiuku, Tuakau and surrounding areas. I am a mother and a grandmother, and relish my time with my family. My passion is supporting women to birth at home, and I encourage women to consider this setting for welcoming their baby into the world. Our local maternity unit at Pukekohe is an awesome alternative and offers primary birthing facilities, including water birth. Over 75% of women in Franklin use this facility.

Registration Date

1 December 1987

Languages Spoken


Contact Details

Carol Hedgman is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

Pukekohe Hospital

  • Sarah Bosgra : 021 230 0616
  • Kylie Harland : 0274 442 085
  • Carol Hedgman : 0274 995 585
  • Diane Burgoyne : 021 449 226
  • Annette Norris : 027 458 9866
  • Liz Harker: 027 2564088