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Area Covered: Feilding and surrounding districts.
Mobile: (027) 345 4298 (Call only)
Phone: (06) 323 4618
Member of Local Home Birth Association: Yes
Hi my name is Tammi Heap. I am a Maori home birth midwife with 13 years of combined experience, who is committed to providing quality pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, for you and your family/whanau. I take a small caseload of 2-4 women a month. I support and specialize in traditional Maori birthing practices, as well as other cultural requirements. I am able to support women who are returning to New Zealand (both short and long term for their birthing journey ). For women wishing to become pregnant, I also provide pre-conception information and advice to assist you in preparing for pregnancy. I am passionate about midwifery, and in keeping birth normal, with information and strategies to reduce the incidence of interventions. I strongly believe in empowering women and their families/whanau, in supporting their decisions and goals related to their desired pregnancy and birth experience.
Have you considered having a student midwife at your birth?
Having a student midwife at your birth is a wonderful opportunity for them as future midwives, as well as for you and your whanau. It is great to have an extra pair of hands helping out with your birth, student midwives can do everything from supporting your midwife, to bringing a cuppa and the hot cloths. It is so important that our future midwives get to witness and actively participate in home birth. Having a student midwife at your birth may be the single most powerful thing you can do to normalise birthing at home.
whānau perspectives on students at home birth
"My incredible student midwife Sam used our ring sling to lift and hold my bump during contractions. Helping out pēpi to find his pathway down. Must've absolutely killed her back, but she did the mahi without a whisper of a complaint.
She was invaluable and an immense source of comfort and knowledge for my whānau. Ngā mihi nui, Sam!" - Hannah
"Having a student midwife at our birth was such a beautiful experience, Heather was so capable and kind and having an extra pair of hands was invaluable" - Sian
"Our student midwife has such a beautiful soul, she shared in the most amazing moment of my life and she was there for me through some really hard times postnatally." - Erica
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