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Lynley Davidson

Lynley Lynley grew up in rural Southland and gained her registration as a nurse in Invercargill. From 1982 Lynley trained and worked as an intensive care nurse in Wellington Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.
Seeking the more joyous outcomes of childbirth Lynley graduated from Wellington Polytechnic as a midwife in 1987 and in 1990 became a founding member of Domino Midwives in Wellington. Having started as an independent midwife immediately following the passage of the 1990 Nurses Amendment Act, Lynley has helped in the birth of 650 babies since then.
With a family move to the Kāpiti Coast in 1997 Lynley helped establish the Nikau Midwives group on the coast. A council member of the New Zealand  College of Midwives in 1991, Lynley has always been active in the fostering of midwifery services in New Zealand particularly in the Wellington region. Lynley is widely researched on maternity issues and attends numerous workshops and conferences on midwifery care each year.
An experienced midwife of 20 years practice Lynley has developed good working relationships with colleagues in the Wellington/Kāpiti region as well as with specialist obstetric staff at Wellington Womens Hospital. While experienced in recognising complications in pregnancy and childbirth that need referring to such specialist staff, Lynley delivers maternity care centred around achieving childbirth in as natural an environment as possible.
Births at which Lynley has been the Lead Maternity Caregiver have been divided approximately equally between the women's home, the Paraparaumu Maternity Unit, and Wellington Womens Hospital. The  primary birth unit at Kenepuru Hospital is also an option Lynley offers.

Lynley Davidson
Sheryl Morris Tash Robertson
Come and meet Nikau Midwives and women using our service at the weekly coffee mornings
Tuesday 10:30-11:30am
Kāpiti Community Centre
Ngahina St

Contacting Us

0800 4 NIKAU is free to call from any phone, including mobiles, within New Zealand and is answered 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
You can select extension 1 if you are lloking for a midwife or select the extension of the midwife you wish to speak to.  You call will go directly to her mobile phone.
Please save non-urgent matters (eg choosing a midwife or changing appointments) for 9am to 5 pm on weekdays.
If we are with another woman when you call we will respond to your voice message once we are free.
If your call is urgent and the midwife does not answer hang up and ring again straight away.   If you cannot reach your midwife use the extension of your back up midwife.  In the unlikely event you do not get a reply you can contact us via Paraparaumu Maternity Unit 04 903 0205 where a midwife answers the phone 24/7. Or Wellington Hospital Delivery Suite midwives 04 806 0850.
When we are on leave or out of phone range we will forward our calls to another Nikau Midwife.  Just use your own midwife’s extension and you will be put through.
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