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Midwifery Service

Postnatal Care (After Birth)

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 will monitor your baby's growth and development. Your midwife will visit you the day after you get home. You will then receive between 5 and 10 visits until your baby is around 4-6 weeks old. It is important to let your midwife know where you are, if you are planning to stay at another address after the birth.

A midwife will visit you at home 5-10 times, until 4-6 weeks after baby has been born. This includes one home visit within 24 hours of being discharged from a maternity facility.

You will usually receive approximately two visits in the first week, but more frequent visits if you have gone home straight away, after the birth to check on you and your baby's progress and to assist with any breastfeeding challenges.

Discharge from the care of the midwife can be any time from 4 to 6 weeks postnatally and she will pass on your care to a Well Child provider of your choice. Your midwife will discuss this with you.

Contact Details

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

To provide your details for booking your pregnancy care with an Auckland District Health Board employed community midwife, please phone the walk-in-centre on (09) 367 0000 Extension 27549.

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 10:15AM on June 4, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB (ADHB) Community Team Midwives.