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Huntly 07 828 7648




Birthcare is a modern, community based birthing unit situated in Huntly. We provide excellent 24 hour care to birthing and postnatal women and their whanau.
Birthing at Birthcare is free to New Zealand residents and women eligible for free maternity care in New Zealand!
Partners are invited to share your postnatal stay with you. Your meals are catered for and include home baking.
We welcome women wanting to transfer to Birthcare following a hospital birth, including those who have had caesarean sections.

Birthcare Huntly is open the following days and times:

Monday 10.30am to 6.30pm

Tuesday 08.00am to 4.30pm

Wednesday 08.00am to 4.30pm

Thursday 10.00am to 6.30pm

Friday 08.00am to 4.30pm


When there are women in labour or in the postnatal ward, we will be open 24 hours

We are closed over the weekends and public holidays unless there is someone in labour or in the postnatal ward.


Please feel free to come and visit and meet our friendly staff and midwives.

If you arrive out of hours and no one is in the unit, phone 07 828 7648 for the midwife on call


auburn mum and bubWE OFFER THESE SERVICES:

Midwifery Care
Labour and Birth
Postnatal Care
Mothers Group
Breastfeeding Education and Support
Phone Support
Free scanning
Newborn Hearing Screening






water birthWATER BIRTHS
Birthing in water is an option offered to all women. We have a large birthing pool which is popular and women report that the pain relief effect of birthing in water is huge. Up to 30-40% of women at Birthcare Huntly are now choosing to birth in the water.


Medimaging will be at Birthcare Huntly every Wednesday to do free scans.
Appointments need to be made via your LMC or GP.

baby mum footOUR ROOMS


We have 2 birthing rooms:

  • 1 Birthing room has a birthing pool
  • 1 Birthing room has an en-suite spa bath

We have 4 postnatal rooms:

  • 3 rooms with double beds and en-suite
  • 1 room with single bed


We are happy to show you around our facilities.
Please call to arrange a time.

squished face babyWHAT SHOULD I EXPECT

  • A warm friendly environment
  • Welcoming and supportive staff
  • Homely, quiet and safe environment in which to give birth
  • An opportunity to rest and enjoy your new baby
  • Time to gain confidence with breastfeeding and mother-craft before going home
  • Partners and husbands welcomed
  • Ample parking


All women intending to have their baby at Birthcare are required to register.
This is so that the appropriate preparations can be made for your stay.
Your Lead Maternity Carer is responsible for this.



  • Nightwear
  • Dressing Gown
  • Slippers
  • Underwear
  • Day Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Clothes for going home
  • Singlets
  • Nightgowns
  • Stretch and Grows
  • Booties/Socks
  • Hat
  • Cardigan
  • Clothes for going home
  • Baby car seat

Birthcare provides medical and general baby supplies (pain relief, disposable nappies, sanitary pads) all of which are included as part of our service.


If you are planning on using cloth nappies, bring two with you for a folding demonstration.


Please ensure you have some woollen items, especially if you are transferring from Hospital and for when you are discharged home.


Please note: Babies must always travel in a car seat.


General visiting hours are from 2.00 - 8.00pm. Parents, children and grandparents are welcome to visit from 8.00 - 8.00pm.
We expect visitors to respect the comfort and rest needs of all women in the unit, so children must be supervised while visiting.


Birthcare Huntly has a no smoking policy. There are designated areas outside the building that are allocated for smoking.

birthcare huntlyCONTACT US


Birthcare Huntly
5 Onslow Street


Phone 07 828 7648
Fax 07 828 7944





If you're looking for a  Midwife Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), view the profiles of midwives who birth at Birthcare below:


Tui Lee

Steph Murray

Melissa Paekau-McBride

Sue Holdom

Sheryl Wright

Trudie Lauder

Mel Jeram

Karamea Harris

Tracey White

Kim Murray



clinical midwife manager position at birthcare huntly ltd


After many years of service to Birthcare Huntly, our Clinical Midwife Manager is leaving us to undertake Postgraduate Studies. She will remain in the Huntly area with her whanau and will still be active in the North Waikata area as she is returning to community practice as a Lead Maternity Carer.


The Clinical Midwife Manager role would require someone with recent labour and birth experience. Previous management experience is not essential as mentoring will be provided to the successful candidate. However, a passion for preserving, promoting and supporting physiological birth in a rural setting is essential.


The Clinical Midwife Manager has autonomy and has support from the established governance that is shared between Birthcare Huntly and Birthcare Auckland.

This is an ideal position for a Midwife currently living in the North Waikato area, or for a midwife looking to relocate from Auckland or Hamilton.


Please feel free to contact Ann Hanson, General Manager for more information or to register your interest in this position.

Phone 027 5728407 or

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 9th October