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My Māori Midwife

My Māori Midwife

The Māori midwives are back for another intimate, uplifting season. Follow the highs and lows of the extraordinary working lives of wāhine working around Aotearoa as they support, nurture and guide whānau on their birth journeys.

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    Season 1, Episode 1

    G Waimarie and Camille are midwives who work in South Auckland and care primarily for Maori and Polynesian families. This week Wai has Hazel in her care, who is having her tenth baby, but things don't go to plan.

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      G Jas, Jax and Kahlia are working through the challenges of their first year as registered midwives. While Kahlia has a full caseload, the other two are slowly stepping into their new careers and have an incredibly special opportunity to work together at a home birth.

      G Ōpōtiki midwife Lisa Kelly is passionate about passing on traditional Māori birthing techniques to her community. Lisa's been servicing the region for more than 15 years but even she sometimes gets caught out with the unpredictability of births.

      G Te Manawa o Hine is Auckland DHB's team of Māori midwives caring for our whānau in Tāmaki Makaurau. With a mixture of experience and enthusiasm, this rōpū covers it all.

      G South Auckland LMC's Camille and Waimarie are working overtime despite the challenges and restrictions of COVID-19. With a student midwife alongside them, the pair continue to go above and beyond.

      G It's all go for the Tauranga based Moana Midwives Tei, Amo and Te Rina who cover the entire region. While Amo has just welcomed another mokopuna to the whānau, Te Rina is gearing up to deliver her own moko.

      G Camille and Waimarie are juggling their already busy workloads with assignments as they both start their post-graduate degrees. While Waimarie tends to her māmā, Camille is working closely with a first-time mum as she prepares for a home birth.

      G After years of working in Kaitaia, Colleen has finally landed her dream job at home in the Hokianga. Today Colleen is checking in on her māmā on the North side of the harbour including one very special home visit.

      G Tawera loves her mahi as a Māori midwife in Taranaki. She's been encouraging her māmā to incorporate traditional Māori birthing practises into their journeys. Tawera puts these traditions into practice herself with her own baby due before Christmas.