Our midwives

helen-bryant.jpgHelen Bryant

Hi everyone. I have worked as a midwife in various settings since qualifying in Scotland 1986. I have been in independent midwifery practice since 1992. At present I am working within the West Auckland area as an independent midwife, with Yvonne Daji and Linda Norman as backup midwives. I am also a registered nurse and the mother of two daughters. My interests are travelling, patchwork quilting, gardening and walking.

Pregnancy and birth are a special time in your life. Each of you will have different needs and it is important that working together we meet these. I see my role as assisting you through the birth process, encouraging you, your partner to make decisions regarding the care you require. I enjoy being a midwife and hope that with my care you have the birth experience that you hoped for and have made the transition into parenthood confidently.

I am happy to discuss your options with you during the course of your pregnancy. I look forward to hearing from you.

Linda-web.pngLinda Norman

Being a midwife has always held a keen point of interest for me. I started my nursing career in 1977 in Christchurch and became a registered midwife in 1983 so have had the pleasure of supporting women through one of the most important times of their lives for more than 25 years.

I have worked in Cardio Thoracic and Neonatal units prior to becoming a midwife.

Since I became an independent midwife I have found a new passion for my work. I feel this is because of the opportunity to build relationships with women during pregnancy, birth and postnatally. This adds enormous satisfaction to my profession as I oversee the complete birth experience while learning women's individual needs.

I currently live in Whenuapai in West Auckland. I have two daughters who have both completed school and are continuing their studies at university.

It is a privilege to work alongside women and assist with a safe and happy birth experience to the best of my ability.