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Meet the Team

Alexandra Deas, Clinical Manager, Bethlehem

Alex graduated midwifery in 2004 and prior to that had a background in general nursing. 

Alex has worked extensively in both primary and secondary care environments and has also worked as an LMC.  She set up the antenatal education programme for Bethlehem Birthing Centre and taught the first year of classes at Bethlehem.  She has a passion for education and supporting women and their families to make informed choices.

Being the midwifery leader at Bethlehem enables Alex to combine her love of primary birthing with leading an exceptional team.  Her philosophy centres on education and empowerment of women and whanau, as well as strengthening the community supports and networks for new mothers.


Karen Garner, Administrator, Bethlehem 

Karen brings a wealth of experience as a professional administrator having worked in a variety of sectors, most recently over 15 years in financial services but also legal, retail administration and a not-for-profit sporting association. 

She believes it is important to work in place where you align with the company values and Birthing Centre has a wonderful community ethos with values such as compassion, respect, enthusiasm, diversity, integrity and trust.

Karen provides administration support to the centre and the wonderful midwife team that provide such an important service to mums, babies and their families.