Story: Health practitioners

Midwife at work, 2008

Midwife at work, 2008

Dunedin Hospital midwife Caroline Folland checks on Georgina Chalmers and her newborn son. Around three-quarters of women in New Zealand choose a midwife as their lead maternity carer. All hospitals with maternity wards and birthing units are staffed by midwives.

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Allison Kirkman, 'Health practitioners - Nurses and midwives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Allison Kirkman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Apr 2018