Marie the Midwife is at 
20 Kensington Avenue, Whangarei, 0112.

We offer home, hospital and water births in Whangarei and surrounding areas and can be contacted on 0800 the Midwife (0800 843 6439) or 027 472 0077, we look forward to hearing from you.  

You can also visit our website at  where there is a lot of information that can be downloaded on pregnancy, labour and birth, breastfeeding and postnatal care.  Also, you can watch videos that explain your baby's development, water births and breast feeding your baby.

Marie Chopin-McCarthy

Midwife means ‘with woman"

You may be interested to read my blog and come and meet us on facebook at Otaika Road Midwives. 

As a midwife I am your advocate and empower you in all of your pregnancy choices.  Although childbirth is a normal life event, it is also a sacred and spiritual time for you and your family/whanau.

Facilitating your baby's journey into this world is a great occasion. To be the midwife you have entrusted to birth your baby, for me is a very wonderful and special privilege.

We endorse the New Zealand College of Midwives Partnership model of care which emphasises an open communicative relationship of sharing information. This means I form a partnership with you to create a plan designed specifically to address the special needs of your pregnancy.

We have assisted many women to have a life fulfilling and satisfying childbirth and I look forward to having the opportunity to do the same for you.

We recognise the unique place of Maori in New Zealand and believe that understanding between cultures is best learnt through listening, sharing, respect and talking.

The heart of our philosophy is that you and your family/whanau deserve the best care during your pregnancy.