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Counties Manukau Health Maternal & Fetal Medicine Midwifery Service

Midwifery Service

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7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Description

The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) midwives are a small team of community midwives with expertise in caring for women where the mother and/or baby has a medical or pregnancy complication, or some pre-existing medical conditions.

The MFM midwives work as part of a multidisciplinary team including Obstetricians, MFM Specialists and Obstetric Physicians (medical specialists with a particular focus on pregnancy). Clinics are run either in Middlemore Hospital or Manukau SuperClinic.

The MFM midwives provide support to self-employed and DHB midwives with advice and education regarding common medical conditions and their management. MFM Midwives are able to liaise with Specialists on behalf of other midwives when required. MFM Midwives also provide antenatal and postnatal care for women with very complex pre-existing medical conditions where pregnancy can cause potential problems to either mum or baby. Care during labour and birth is provided by midwives employed by Counties Manukau Health at Middlemore Hospital.

When the midwife first contacts you she will give you her cellphone number so you can contact them during their working hours. Out of hours contact for support and advice is given via Birthing and Assessment  on (09) 276 0056.

How do I access this service?

Contact us

You can phone Maternity Administration on (09) 276 0187 if you are pregnant and looking for a midwife.

Referral

Appointments are made once a written referral is received from a GP, midwife or self referral from women who have been under the service before.

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Hours

7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Birthing Facilities Midwife/s Attend

Counties Manukau Health - Middlemore Hospital

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Birthing and Assessment

Services Provided

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

After the birth you will be busy getting to know your new baby. Most women who have had a normal birth stay in the hospital or primary birthing unit for…

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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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This page was last updated at 12:16PM on April 13, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Maternal & Fetal Medicine Midwifery Service.