Welcome to Papamoa Midwives, a friendly professional midwifery service in a modern women-centred environment

Papamoa Midwives

Your body, your baby, your way.

Our midwifery clinic

We are a well appointed midwifery clinic in the heart of Papamoa with easy access and off road parking close to the shops and community services.

We care for women living in Papamoa, Mount Maunganui, Te Puke, Tauranga and outlying areas. Our practice is child friendly and we have a late clinic on a Thursday nights for busy Mums and Dads.
We offer single visits, to holidaymakers in our area. For women that English is not their first language we can connect them to a free interpreting service.

We also specialise in caring for women having elective caesareans.

  • Papamoa Midwives
  • Midwives Papamoa
  • Midwifery Clinic Papamoa
  • Midwives Te Puke
  • Midwives Mount Maunagui
  • Tauranga Midwives

We aim to support & enable women

  • to make informed choices about their pregnancies
  • choose the best midwife for them (either at our clinic or elsewhere)
  • to select their own birthing environment
  • to be confident in their ability to give birth naturally wherever possible
  • to confidently breastfeed & adjust to parenthood

Drop in and meet our practice midwife who can help plan your pregnancy needs.

Clinic opening hours

phone 07 542 4140

mobile 021 229 2954

mon-wed 9:00am-2:30pm
thurs 9:00am untill late

Meet our midwives

Let our practice of expert midwives guide you through your pregnancy and childbirth journey.

Robyn Phillips

Robyn Phillips, Papamoa Midwives

Hello! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

My practice is research based – using NZCOM guidelines for practice, current evidence based documentation. I work with other experienced midwives, and specialists as necessary, to make sure you are safe, baby is well and dads are happy too. You can choose to have your baby at home or in the hospital, whatever you decide.

Regardless of who you choose to make this journey, you need to feel supported, informed and understood. Most pregnancies and births are usually straightforward – should complications occur then it’s my job to refer you through to the right people for the right reason – it’s also nice to know someone is supporting you along the way.

My aims as a midwife include:

  • Making it a special and enjoyable time in your life, including partners and extended family members.
  • Listening to your needs.
  • Reducing your stress and helping you to solve your concerns.
  • Working together to provide a completely safe environment for both you and your baby.
  • Giving you the best possible care according to your needs.
  • Navigating you safely through your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period using my 14 years of knowledge.
  • Having a laugh and a giggle on the way!

My midwifery partner is Daryl Carrington.
Good luck on your journey, see you soon....

Mobile: 021 229 2954

Cara Kellett

Cara Kellett, Papamoa Midwives

Welcome to Papamoa Midwives and Congratulations on your pregnancy!

My belief as a mother and a midwife is that pregnancy is a normal life event.
It is my job to ensure the health of you and your baby, valuing the physical, nutritional, spiritual, cultural and lifestyle factors that impact on your pregnancy.

You will be supported and feel confident through your pregnancy, which will help you create a strong mind in approaching your labour. I will work in partnership with you, your family, other experienced midwives and specialists (if required) to ensure a well mum and baby.

My responsibilities as your midwife would include:

  • Listening to your needs give you the best possible care according to your needs throughout the pregnancy.
  • Ensure you are able to make informed decisions by providing you with the tools necessary.
  • Provide full Antenatal Care.
  • Provide full Postnatal Care at hospital and home.
  • Breastfeeding guidance and support
  • Be available 24/7 for labours or emergency care while on call.

In order to provide quality care for you and spend time with my family I have alternative weekends off. During this time, midwife Marie Woolsey will provide full care for you.

If you have any questions please call me. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Mobile: 022 080 9182

Emma Martin

Emma Martin, Papamoa Midwives

Hi and congratulations on your pregnancy! This is such an exciting time in a women’s life and I feel privileged that I am able to share this journey! I believe that birth is a normal life event and my aim is to support you to achieve the best outcomes for you and your baby.

I am passionate about my role as a midwife which is to provide care that is women centred, personalized, supportive, non-judgmental and safe. I provide you with evidence based information throughout your care ensuring you are fully informed and feel able to make decisions that you feel are best for you, your family/whanau and your baby. Working in partnership together we work toward a safe, healthy pregnancy, birth and first weeks as a new mother.

As your midwife I provide:

  • Personalised antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal care.
  • Birthing options at Bethlehem Birthing Centre, Tauranga Hospital or Home.
  • Identifying and referring when you need specialist attention.
  • Breastfeeding advice, help and support.
  • 24 hour on call cover.

I provide care through all aspects for your care including antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal. I work with a lovely, supportive and experienced team of midwives and as such there is always someone available for urgent matters. I am married with two children aged 2 and 11 and so take on a small caseload of 3 women a month. I live in Papamoa and provide care to women living in Papamoa, Te puke and rural areas.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sandy, Midwives by the Beach

Sandy Clancy

I remember as a child hiding in the corner of the kitchen listening to the women of my family tell their birth stories. They would gather over a cup of tea, often with a dash of something stronger and tell wondrous stories of their births. I was hooked.

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I have been a practicing midwife and registered nurse for more than 20 years. My nursing knowledge complements my midwifery skills enabling me to deliver a well rounded service.

I work with a caring group of midwives at Papamoa Midwives providing experienced midwifery care from conception to those early challenging weeks at home with a new baby. Ring or drop in to the practice for a chat, I’d love to hear from you.

  • At week 6 your baby is about the size of a pea
  • By 8 weeks your baby weighs around 1.5 grams and is growing tiny fingers and toes
  • By week 9 your baby has elbows!
  • At 10 weeks your baby now has ears and teeth buds in their gums
  • In week 11 fingernails appear
  • By week 12 baby is about the size of your thumb and may start sucking their own thumb!
  • Around weeks 12-14 your midwife may be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat for the first time
  • By 15 weeks your baby weighs around 80 grams, can grasp their hands and kick their feet
  • By 17 weeks your baby can hear sounds from the outside world
  • Approximately 845 sets of twins and 10 sets of triplets are born in NZ every year
  • From 18 weeks your baby develops fingerprints!
  • At 19 weeks eyelashes develop
  • Around 20-22 weeks you will be offered an anatomy scan to check for normal growth and development
  • In week 23 your baby’s eyelids may begin to open and close
  • By week 24 your baby can feel external touch
  • At 27 weeks if baby was stretched out they would measure up to 38cm!
  • Your baby will weigh 1kg by around 28 weeks
  • Your baby will likely have their own sleep and wake cycles by 30 weeks
  • You may notice some Braxton Hicks (practice contractions) anytime in the second or third trimesters
  • By 32 weeks your baby is as long as they will get - now just to fatten up!
  • Baby may weigh around 2kg by 34 weeks
  • Your baby is considered okay for delivery any time from 37-42 weeks
  • By 38 weeks baby should be head down and possibly engaged in your pelvis
  • For girls, all the eggs you will ever produce are stored in your ovaries before you are born
  • Whether your baby is a boy or a girl is determined at conception, when the sperm meets the egg
  • During pregnancy, the average woman’s uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size
  • During pregnancy, your sense of smell increases drastically, as does your sense of taste

Check out this great slideshow on the WebMD website:
Fetal Development Month by Month

What we provide

We are committed to providing family-centred & personalised care for every woman.

Supporting Natural Birth

Pregnancy and childbirth is an amazing journey.
At Papamoa Midwives we support natural birth, and are highly trained to identify any problems that may arise throughout this process to ensure that mothers and babies are looked after with the utmost care.

We provide:

  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Pre-pregnancy counselling
  • Experienced LMC midwives
  • Referrals for blood tests & scans
  • Drop-in clinic midwife available throughout your pregnancy
  • Preparation for birth & parenting
  • Continuity of care that is family-centred
  • Birth in your home or the Tauranga Hospital Maternity Unit
  • Waterbirths
  • Specialist referral if needed
  • Breastfeeding info & support
  • Contraceptive advice postnatally
  • Referral to community services for home-based immunisation and cervical smears
  • Antenatal visits in our modern clinic
  • Postnatal visits in your home
pregancy stages

Useful links & resources

Antenatal Classes

BloomBaby

T.E.N.S. hire, Eden Hersey Phone 027 353 4644

Plunket

Antenatal classes, parenting advice, car seat hire, well child services. Phone 07 5787811 - plunket.org.nz

Home Birth Aotearoa

Home Birth Aotearoa supports home birth and provides information about the home birth option. homebirth.org.nz

Pirirakau Hauora

Antenatal courses, phone 07 5524573

Parents Centre Tauranga

Childbirth & Parent Education Classes, Hot Topic Evenings and Parents Support. Phone 07 5771229 - parentscentre.org.nz

Postnatal resources

Breastfeeding Basics

find answers to your breastfeeding questions - breastfeedingbasics.com

La leche league Breastfeeding Support (Tauranga LLL)

Information on breastfeeding. lalecheleague.org.nz‎

Essential Mums

A parenting website and community. essentialmums.co.nz

Mothers Matter

Awareness and understanding of postnatal depression - mothersmatter.co.nz

Family Planning Tauranga

Contraceptives, early termination and sexual health. familyplanning.org.nz

Natural Mothering Website

Online community for parents interested in natural family living. mothering.com

Nga Kakano Foundation

Well child services in Te Puke, phone 07 5734846 for Tamariki ora nurse.

General Help

Fertility Associates

Treatment services for male and female infertility. Phone 07 8392603 - fertilityassociates.co.nz

Natural Fertility New Zealand

Education on Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning. naturalfertility.co.nz

Playcentre

Work, play, learn and grow together. Papamoa phone 07 5421349, Te puke phone 07 573 7537 - playcentre.org.nz

Sands

Stillborn & neonatal death support group. sands.org.nz

Project Majella

Help for pregnant women in need. Phone 07 5714309 or Free Phone 0800 800 158.

Tauranga Multiple Birth Group

Multiple Birth Club of around 60 local families, all with twins or triplets. Phone 07 5447113 - tmbg.co.nz

Gastric Reflux/Colic Babies

Infant and child gastric reflux support. Free phone 0800 380 517 - cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz

Papamoa Community Centre

Phone 07 574 7170

Plunket Line 24hr Advice

A 24 hour telephone advice service for advice and information on parenting issues and your child’s health and wellbeing.
Free phone 0800 933 922

Tauranga Early Years Services Hub

Multi-level service for families with children aged 0-6. Phone 07 5774918

Te Tuinga Whanau

Help with WINZ, IRD, Housing NZ etc. Phone 07 5773329

Womens Refuge

Providing advocacy, information and support to women and their children experiencing Domestic Violence. Free phone 0800 TO REFUGE (0800 86 733843) - taurangawomensrefuge.co.nz

New Zealand College of Midwives

The professional organisation for midwives. midwife.org.nz

Parent to Parent

Support network for families with children who have special needs. parent2parent.org.nz

Pregnancy Choice - kukunetanga kowhiri

0800 advice line to help you work through your options, plus a new centre on 11th Ave to access things you may need for baby and can’t afford, plus counselling post-termination if needed. Free phone 0800773424. 174 11th Ave Tauranga (behind McDonalds). pregnancychoice.org.nz

Tauranga School for Young Parents Te Whakatipuranga

Second chance education to young people who have had their education interrupted. Phone 07 5540920 (ext 6621) - taurangateenparent.school.nz

GPs, Health & Wellness

Bay Radiology

cnr Edgecumbe Rd and 10th Avenue, Tauranga.
Phone 07 5780273 - www.bayradiology.co.nz

Mount Acupuncture

Debbie karl - Phone 07 5744978

Papamoa Doctors

Fashion Island, 26 Gravatt Rd Papamoa Beach
Phone 07 5726002

Te Akau Hauora Medical Centre

95A Hartford Ave, Papamoa Beach West
Phone 07 5749830

Bethlehem Ultrasound

19 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem Town Centre.
Phone 07 5779255 - www.bethlehemultrasound.co.nz

Papamoa Pines Medical Centre

53 Domain Rd, Papamoa Beach
Phone 07 5422450 - www.papamoapines.co.nz

Te Puke Medical Centre

14 Queen Street, Te Puke
Phone 07 5739511 - www.tepukemedicalcentre.co.nz

Medex Radiology

126 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga
Phone 07 5789912

Palm Springs Medical Centre

3 Palm Springs Bvd Papamoa
Phone 07 421104

Sexual Health Clinics - Bay of Plenty

Free Drop-in clinic or appointments available for sexual health checks. Te Puke phone 07 5730009, Tauranga phone 07 5798157 - http://www.bopdhb.govt.nz

Waitangi Medical Centre

332 State Highway 2, Te Puke
Phone 07 5735422

Find us & Contact us

Feel free to use our contact form if you have any questions or simply stop by at our clinic.