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Auckland DHB (ADHB) Community Team Midwives

Midwifery Service

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Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Pregnancy is a time for looking at your options and making choices. All pregnant women need to choose a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) to organise your care during pregnancy, birth and after your baby is born. The LMC you choose may provide all your maternity care, or may share your care with one or more practitioners.

If you choose an ADHB National Women's midwife as your LMC, we can offer you a full range of quality services and expertise based on choice, consistency and continuity.

We see the importance of having services which meet the needs of Māori women. We also have a commitment to providing a quality service for the many different cultural groups of women using our maternity service. We have an interpreting service to make your visits easier.

We are happy to answer any questions you have.

At ADHB National Women's our experienced staff have a range of skills and expertise:

  • Midwives: provide care during pregnancy, labour, birth and after the baby is born.
  • Obstetricians: doctors who can provide care during pregnancy and birth but who specialise in the care of women whose pregnancy, labour or birth becomes complicated.
  • Paediatricians: doctors who specialise in the care of babies, particularly those who are unwell or have special needs.
  • Physicians: doctors who specialise in medical complications during pregnancy, birth and postnatally.
  • Anaesthetists: doctors who give anaesthetics including epidurals for childbirth.
  • Registrars: doctors training to be obstetricians, paediatricians or anaesthetists under supervision from a specialist.
  • House Officers: doctors gaining experience in maternity care or paediatrics under specialist supervision.
  • Nurses: work with midwives in some areas of the maternity service to provide care to women and babies.
  • Neonatal nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners: look after newborn babies requiring specialist care.
  • Social Workers: provide counselling and assistance for individuals, couples and families.
  • Physiotherapists: provide a service to women experiencing physical problems related to pregnancy.
  • Lactation Consultants: provide education and support for staff who assist women with breastfeeding and help mothers and babies when there are feeding difficulties, for example a premature or unwell baby.
  • For information on Auckland DHB Pregnancy and Parenting Education (Antenatal Classes)

National Women's Website:
nationalwomenshealth.adhb.govt.nz

How do I access this service?

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Referral

Please make an appointment with your doctor or GP who will then refer you to our community team for maternity care.

Walk in

You can also contact the Walk-in Centre and speak with one of our midwives who will discuss your choices for care during your pregnancy, labour, birth and after birth. 

Hours

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Languages Spoken

English

Birthing Facilities Midwife/s Attend

Auckland DHB Labour and Birthing Suite

Click on the following link for more information on Auckland DHB Labour and Birthing Suite.

More information about the Labour and Birthing Suite can be found on the National Women's…

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Services Provided

Labour and Birth Care

Your midwife will be on-call for you and will attend your labour and birth. In the event that they are away or busy, they will have arranged a back-up midwife…

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Pregnancy Care

Because pregnancy care is so important for your health and the health of your baby, it is free for all NZ citizens, residents and many other visa holders. Your midwife…

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Staying in Hospital/Birth Centre After the Birth

Approximately 4-6 hours after the birth of your baby, if both mother and baby are well, you will be transferred to Birthcare Auckland. Please remember to bring a car seat

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Home Visits From a Midwife (From Birth to 4 - 6 Weeks)

Home visits provide an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your health or the health of your baby. Your midwife will assist you with breastfeeding and…

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Ongoing Care for You and Your Baby

Your midwife will transfer the care of your baby to a Well Child / Tamariki Ora Service before your baby is 6 weeks old. Well Child / Tamariki Ora Health…

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Wheelchair Access

Yes

Parking

Two hours free parking is available on and around Claude Road.

Auckland City Hospital Parking and charges

  • Parking charges apply if you park in the hospital grounds.
  • Pay parking for visitors and patients is available in the Visitors' Carpark - Carpark A (use the Park Road entrance and follow the signs).
  • A 5-minute drop off area is located outside the Main Entrance.

When you are in labour and need to be dropped off at the hospital, there is drop off parking at the entrance to the hospital at Level 4. The driver can temporarily leave the car and escort you to the Labour and Birthing Suite, but then must return to the car and find parking elsewhere. It’s a good idea to leave a note on the car dashboard or let a security guard know that the car will be moved shortly.

For all visitors and patients there is carparking on the Auckland City Hospital site. The carpark charges are shown by clicking the link above. A limited amount of short term free parking is available in the Auckland Domain and there is Pay and Display parking in the streets around the hospital.

Contact Details

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

For postnatal care referrals, email commreports@adhb.govt.nz.

Please note, emails are not monitored at weekends.

214 Green Lane West
One Tree Hill
Auckland 1051

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Street Address

214 Green Lane West
One Tree Hill
Auckland 1051

Postal Address

Private Bag 92 189
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142

This page was last updated at 12:00PM on August 2, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB (ADHB) Community Team Midwives.