Midwifery Resource Centre


The Midwifery Resource Centre is open from 12-2pm, Monday to Friday. We provide free pregnancy testing, advice and resources for women, in addition to support for midwives.

The team:

Violet Clapham: MRC Coordinator

Mel Campbell: MRC Treasurer

Dani Gibbs: MRC Midwife Administrator

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Serena McKay

MRC Midwife Administrator


Welcome to the Midwifery Resource Centre.

My name is Serena McKay. I have been a practicing midwife since 2014 and started working for the Midwifery Resource Centre in September 2019.

We are always looking for new ways that the Midwifery Resource Centre can support women and midwives. Let me know if you have any new ideas or requests.

Please drop in and say hello or contact me via our email or MRC Facebook page.

Midwifery Resource Centre
(open 12-2pm weekdays)
376 Manchester Street, Christchurch 8014
PO Box 21-106, Christchurch 8143
Ph 03 365 2789

The Midwifery Resource Centre stocks consumables, with discounted prices for MRC members. Members also have access to the free resources listed on the consumables page.

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You can rent a clinic for half a day a week. Friday afternoons are usually free for catch up appointments.

If you are interested in renting some clinic space contact Violet Clapham (MRC Coordinator) to check availability.

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We have a drop off box for lab specimens at the Midwifery Resource Centre for your convenience.
Specimen samples are collected Monday to Friday at 4.05pm.
The drop off box is located in the room to your right when you enter the College building through the door opposite the resource centre.

The MRC organizes twice yearly Scale and Sphygmomanometer calibrations where midwives can drop off their equipment to be calibrated and picked up at their convenience.

You can purchase prescription pads at the MRC on weekdays, 12pm – 2pm.

The MRC prints a leaflet that outlines the services provided for women. The leaflet is distributed to GP practices in Christchurch and surrounding areas.

  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Help in finding a midwife
  • Questions to ask your midwife
  • Items available to borrow


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Become a member of the MRC and you will benefit from discounted prices for consumables. You will also be supporting the valuable service the MRC provides for women in the community who need a pregnancy test or assistance with finding a midwife.


MRC membership application form


We hold a meeting every 2nd month on the 3rd Friday of the month at 9am everyone welcome!

Check the calendar for our next meeting!

Opening hours:
​Monday to Friday, 12-2pm

376 Manchester Street
​(North of Bealey Ave)
Phone: 03 365 2789
Fax: 03 365 2788
Email: mrc.chch@gmail.com