Sue den Hartog
Please note: Sue is not available from March 2018. She is temporarily working in Christchurch.
Congratulations on your pregnancy - one of the most exciting, scary, and fulfilling journeys of your life.
My name is Sue den Hartog. I trained as a registered nurse, first working in Cardiothoracic areas at Greenlane in 1976, then as a midwife in 1982 through AUT Auckland.
I am married to my lovely husband and we have 5 amazing children and 2 gorgeous grandchildren. My social interests are painting, crafts and netball.
I am one of the Christian Midwives in the practice but I am happy to look after any women needing a midwife regardless of their beliefs.
I really enjoy my job as a midwife and I bring a wealth of experience firstly as a Mum and secondly as an experienced midwife. I have worked in both the hospital and the community and helped establish Manna Midwives 7 years ago.
Giving birth is one of the most special times in a woman’s life. What I most enjoy is walking with women through their journey to being a Mum. I love those moments when a Mum and Dad meet their baby for the first time. Each one is special and a moment to be cherished.
Pregnancy labour and birth are a natural process for most women and I encourage you to keep it as natural as possible. However, I also appreciate that plan A may become plan E or F and I will support women who want a natural birth, waterbirth, pain relief, epidural or a caesarean (elective or emergency).
I enjoy working with women who have previously had problems breastfeeding. Breastfeeding can be hard for some women and I have a wealth of expertise in this area.
I mostly birth women at Waitakere Hospital but also have access at Auckland, North Shore and Birthcare. If you are transferred to any of these hospitals I will continue to look after you and maintain continuity of care.
As I value quality care I usually take only 4 or 5 women per month so I have enough time to give each woman the care they deserve.