Meet The Weiti Midwives

Our wonderful team and a little bit about us.

Get To Know Us

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Mary Gallagher

NZRN, BHSc.(Mid), NZRM. Pg Dip. Health Prof.Ed.

My career in health began as a Reg. nurse, before becoming a mother, then trained as a midwife in 1999. I've worked as a midwife at North Shore hospital, as an LMC for 12 years and 6 years in Midwifery education. I really enjoy sharing the journey through pregnancy, birth and new parenthood with women and their families.

I promote natural treatment options whenever possible and my passion is supporting breastfeeding. I have a small midwifery caseload and a part time position at WDHB Tounge Tie Clinics.

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Kim Haley-George

Cert CBE, B HSc, B Mid, NZRM.

My mother was an obstetric nurse, and I grew up knowing that I shared her passion for working with mums and babies. I have 2 daughters, and whilst they were young I trained as a Child Birth Educator and taught antenatal classes for 5 years. I then completed my Bachelor of Heath Science at Massey University and moved on to my Bachelor of Midwifery at AUT.

I love my job as a midwife and have been working as a Lead Maternity Carer on the Hibiscus Coast since 2005, and have also worked as a staff midwife at Birthcare Parnell, and as Childbirth Educator on the Hibiscus Coast, Warkworth and North Shore.

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Gail Stockwell

B BHSc. (Mid), NZRM.

I am a midwife and a mother of two young adults. I have been a midwife since 2005. During this time, I have worked in both the hospital and the community as an LMC. I feel honoured to be in a position to help women and their families through pregnancy and birth.

I believe that pregnancy is a natural process and my goal is to help women to feel empowered to make their own decisions regarding their care. For some women hypnobirthing and a water birth in a birthing unit will be the right choice, for others it maybe a hospital setting and an epidural. Every woman is different as is every pregnancy and birth.

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Barbara Brinsdon

NZRN, NZRM, IBCLC

I qualified as a general nurse, maternity nurse and then as a midwife in the mid 1970s. After being a full-time mum I returned to midwifery in 1991 working at National Women's, and then at North Shore hospitals. Since 2003 I have been a case loading midwife (KYM Team) at North Shore Hospital and since 2010 in self-employed practise.

As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I am particularly keen to assist and support mothers in their goal to fully breastfeed. In my practise as a midwife I enjoy working in partnership with women throughout their pregnancy journey, ensuring individualised care.