We are fully committed to your right to choose how your pregnancy and birth should progress. We offer two different care options, designed to fit in with your views and the way you live.
Our group of experienced midwives and specialists have been practicing on the Shore for many years, and have delivered over 10,000 happy, healthy babies. Get to know us a little better.
There is no occasion like giving birth, and we’re here to support you through that special time, from routine checks through to developmental tests and then the magic of birth itself.
Come & Visit Us
You can get to know us and we can get to know you and your pregnancy expectations. We can discuss an overview of your anticipated care and any special requests you may have.
Why Choose Beginnings?
Every expecting mum in New Zealand needs an Lead Maternity Carer (or LMC). This can either be a midwife or an obstetrician, and is often a difficult decision to make.
At Beginnings, we make it easy by offering you the best of both worlds with TotalCare. This gives you all the advantages of personalised midwifery care with the comfort of knowing expert medical knowledge from a specialist is always at hand if needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my current midwife work with the Beginnings Specialist team?
Yes, of course! We welcome independent midwives, in addition to working closely with the team at Kate Sheppard Midwifery. If you don’t already have a midwife, we will organise for you to meet our team.
Can I choose my Specialist?
Yes, you may choose which specialist you wish (should their schedule permit), and all of your antenatal appointments will be with your chosen specialist.
How often will I see my Specialist & my Midwife?
Your midwife will be your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) and will be your day-to-day point of contact as the weeks and months progress. You can expect to see your Obstetrican 4-5 times during pregnancy, and then once after the birth. However, clinics will be run every day so that your baby will be seen and monitored if necessary.
How much does TotalCare cost?
The fee for TotalCare is $4000 and is due in full by 32 weeks pregnant (this includes an early payment discount of $250. If paid after 32 weeks, the full fee is $4250).
Book a Free Meet & Greet
You can get to know us and we can get to know you and your pregnancy expectations.
We can discuss an overview of your anticipated pregnancy care and any special considerations and requests you may have. All without any cost to you.