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Counties Manukau Health Community Midwifery Service

Midwifery Service

Practice

The midwives at the Birthing Units and Lambie Drive cover different geographical areas.

If you live in the Papakura area including Wattle Downs and Weymouth then Papakura Primary Birthing Unit is where your Community Midwife will be based.

If you live in Manukau, Otara and Flat Bush, Papatoetoe, Otahuhu, Manurewa and Mangere then your Community Midwife will be based at 19 Lambie Drive however you will be invited to a clinic in the community. (19 Lambie Drive is an office base not a clinic base.)

If you live in Pukekohe, Tuakau, Waiuku and surrounding areas then your Community Midwife will be based at Pukekohe Primary Birthing Unit at Pukekohe Hospital.

If you live in the Botany Downs area including Pakuranga and part of Panama Avenue then your Community Midwife will be based at Botany Downs Primary Birthing Unit.

How To Make An Appointment

To make an appointment to see a midwife you can:

  • complete a self referral form at one of the Primary Birthing Units
  • complete a self referral form at Mangere Community Health Centre (on level 1, follow sign for Midwives Clinic)
  • visit the Birthing and Assessment reception area at Middlemore Hospital.

The information is then passed onto a midwife who works in the area where you live and she will contact you directly after two days.

Antenatal Care (Pregnancy)

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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Postnatal Care (After Birth)

Staying in Hospital/Birth Centre After the Birth

After the birth you will be tired and busy getting to know your new baby. Most women who have had a normal birth stay in the hospital or birth centre…

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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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Birthing Facilities

Botany Downs Birthing Unit

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Counties Manukau Health - Middlemore Hospital

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Assessment, Labour and Birthing Unit (ALBU)

Papakura Birthing Unit

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Pukekohe Birthing Unit

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Contact Details

Papakura Primary Birthing Unit

South Auckland

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Pukekohe Hospital

South Auckland

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This page was last updated at 8:40AM on September 11, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Community Midwifery Service.