Gillian Sims is an LMC midwife based in Tauranga, NZ, offering comprehensive maternity care from conception to breastfeeding.
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Your local midwife is able to provide all the necessary care for a well woman from conception to breastfeeding, so NO NEED TO SEE A GP! Midwives generally book their caseloads 8-9 months in advance, so the sooner you make contact with a midwife, the easier it will be for you to receive comprehensive maternity care. Don’t wait! The extreme demands of the midwifery role mean that Tauranga is currently experiencing a midwifery shortage and our lead maternity carers are in short supply.
On this website you will find information regarding self-employed or LMC midwifery care for New Zealand mums, dads and families. If you would like to know more about my availability as your potential midwife please click here. I welcome any questions you may like to ask regarding pregnancy, parenthood or finding a midwife and invite those interested to complete a form on the contact page of my website.
I have practiced as a registered midwife since 2007 and am able to support women in their choices to birth at Tauranga Hospital, Bethlehem Birthing Centre, in their own homes….or if necessary your local petrol station. I offer antenatal appointments on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons at Mt. Physio and Pilates Clinic located at 4 Dee St, Mt. Maunganui. How often you need to see your midwife will vary throughout your pregnancy, but will initially begin on a monthly basis.
“Thank You very much for being our wonderful midwife and bringing our darling Gemma safely into the world. I always felt I could tell you how I was and didn’t have to pretend that I was coping or OK. You always put us before anyone else – like the hospital or when you did our plan. What was best for us was always your focus not what others would think/do so thank you for that.”
Andrea, Damon & Gemma