Clare Bardsley, Wairarapa Midwife

Hi, I’m Clare Bardsley. I work as a Lead Maternity Carer midwife throughout the Wairarapa region. I love working with women and their families at such a special time in their lives.

I am part of the Wairarapa Independent Midwives, along with Kate Wilson and Laura Wright.

I take a small caseload of women, so I am able to give women the care they need and also be a mum to my daughter. I am available 24/7 and usually have one weekend off-call a month covered by another midwife from our group.

All my midwifery services are paid for by the Ministry of Health, so they are free to you.

I offer family-centred continuity of care throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatally. This includes:

  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Pre-pregnancy counselling
  • Preparation for birth and parenting
  • 24 hour urgent availability
  • Support and professional care throughout labour and birth
  • Home postnatal visits
  • Breastfeeding advice, support and assistance
  • Referrals to an obstetrician, paediatrician or another specialist if required
  • Referrals for ultrasound scans and blood tests
  • Contraceptive advice