Counties Manukau Health Community Midwifery Service
Postnatal Care (After Birth)
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 providers work with families to provide support, advice and care for all children under 5 years old. The most common Well Child / Tamariki Ora provider is Plunket but there are others in your region, ask your midwife for information about this service.
All babies born in New Zealand are registered with the National Immunisation Register. To find out more about the NIR click here.
It is important that you register with a local GP. If you do not have a GP or a GP for your baby, it is important to do this when you are pregnant.
Well Child providers are health professionals that support you during the first 5 years of your baby’s life. Their service is free and will follow the growth and development of your child as well as provide a variety of other services to you and your whanau. There are 4 providers of Well Child services in the Counties Manukau region.
After the birth of your baby you will be asked which Well Child provider you would like to be your service provider.
The Well Child provider should make contact with you prior to discharge by the midwife or doctor who is your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC).
The following is a brief outline of Well Child providers.
Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of 5. Counties Manukau offer a Well Child service through clinics, home visiting and mobile clinic services.
Additional support includes:
- The Family Centre
- Parenting Education
- Car Seat Hire
- The Volunteer run
- Coffee Groups
- Toy Library etc.
Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Inc - Counties Manukau contact details
59 - 63 Druces Road, Wiri
PO Box 97 353, Manukau 2241
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pm
Ph (09) 260 4111 or Fax (09) 262 0854
PlunketLine: 0800 933 922
Mokopuna Ora team consists of nurses and support workers who provide comprehensive care and support for tamariki and whaanau in the South Auckland area.
Services Mokopuna Ora provide include:
- home visits and Well Child checks to tamariki 0 - 5 years of age
- advocacy, support and linkage with other health and social services
- transport (criteria apply).
Information advice and assistance with:
- dental education
- benefits, housing
- family nutrition
- health concerns
- child safety
- Auahi Kore / Smokefree support
Manurewa Trust Health Care contact details
New Hook Lane off 7 Hill Road
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
Phone: (09) 268 1242 or Fax: (09) 267 7854
Tamariki Ora - Papakura Marae offer information & advice on:
Well Child Checks
- In your home
- At Papakura Marae
- Te Kohanga Reo
- At Day Care
- At your Workplace
Health Promotion / Education
- Breastfeeding & Infant Nutrition
- Prevention of Child Illness
- Child Development
- Oral Health
- Child Safety / Injury Prevention
- Whaanau Health Education
Health Services Networks
- Family Doctor
- Hospital Clinics
- Hearing and Speech Clinics
- Vision Clinics
- Smoking Cessation
Tamariki Ora contact details
29 Hunua Road, Papakura
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
Phone: (09) 299 8663 or 0800 TAMARIKI
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This page was last updated at 1:22PM on March 16, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Community Midwifery Service.