Helping pregnant women in Hong Kong through pregnancy, birth and beyond for 20 years.
Annerley (formerly Annerley Community Midwifery Services and Annerley Midwives) is a small, privately run clinic that has been operating since 1995, when a British midwife, Ann Illingworth, set it up after resigning as a sister in charge of the Matilda International Hospital Maternity Unit. Since then, the clinic has grown and now has 12 members of staff – midwives, early childhood professionals, doulas, health visitor and more.
Hulda Thorey Gardarsdottir, an Icelandic and HK registered midwife has run the practice for the last 11 years and leads the team of midwives. Kristrun Lind Birgisdottir, her partner and sister-in-law now takes care of running the business alongside her.
The midwives at Annerley offer unique and invaluable support throughout your pregnancy, birth and beyond – weather you are going through the public or the private system in Hong Kong. The aim of the support is to offer non-biased information relevant to your pregnancy to help you to know what type of experience you are hoping for, how to utilise and navigate the systems with professional support of midwives. Contact us for details, the well known Best of Both package and the Private support package are outlined on our website.
Hulda and Kristrun are passionate about the holistic nature of midwife-led care. Both have tested the healthcare system in Hong Kong with the births of their own children, both in private and public hospitals. This experience is invaluable in their quest to educate pregnant women in what is “normal” during childbirth, on how to make informed decisions and ultimately to have the best birth possible, even when medical assistance is required, such as a C-section. This personal experience, together with the medical training of Annerley’s registered midwives and the years of experience working with families in Hong Kong, makes Annerley unique in Hong Kong.
All our services, consultation, courses and clinical advice are research based and based on international guidelines as the NICE guidelines and World Health Organizations guidelines on maternal, reproductive and women’s health – and child health.