Nikau Midwives on the Kapiti Coast
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Are you looking for a midwife on the Kapiti Coast?

Nikau Midwives commenced practice in 1998 to provide extensive midwifery care to the women of the Kāpiti Coast.

Nikau Midwives aim to provide continuity of midwifery care through pregnancy, labour, birth and up to six weeks after the baby's birth. We have found that this care leads to excellent results both in terms of satisfaction and outcomes for women and their babies.

Nikau Midwives have consistent back-up from our group midwives and colleagues. We have regular organised time off and during your pregnancy you can meet and discuss your care plan with a back-up midwife either at an arranged appointment or by coming along to the weekly coffee morning.

Nikau Midwives are all Registered with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and are members of the New Zealand College of Midwives whose Standards of Practice and regular review processes guide our care. add

You can read about our care and recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and start for baby here.

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Areas covered

Full midwifery care is provided for women living from Pukerua Bay in the south to Ōtaki in the north and the Akatarawas in the east. Women in Ōtaki are on the border of the MidCentral (Palmerston North based) and Capital & Coast (Wellington based) District Health Boards. Nikau Midwives access Capital & Coast DHB facilities and services so provide care only for women happy to access any additional care via Paraparaumu, Kenepuru and Wellington. Postnatal care and/or shared care is offered for women living from Whitby to Ōtaki.


We have weekly coffee mornings, giving you the opportunity to meet the midwives and other families who are having or have had their babies.

The meeting is held every Monday from 10:00-11:00 at the Paraparaumu Library in the room behind the art space on the ground floor. Turn right inside the library main door and take the door on the left.

Partners, children, whānau and friends welcome.


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 looking for a midwife or select the extension of the midwife you wish to speak to. Your 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.
Email - any queries or comments can be directed to [email protected]