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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 will give you advice on keeping yourself healthy in pregnancy and you will be offered regular appointments so your midwife can monitor your progress. Your midwife will be looking out for any signs that you or your baby are becoming unwell. Some conditions in pregnancy may not be obvious to the untrained eye, so attending appointments is vital. Your midwife will order blood tests and ultrasound scans as required. Please make sure you undertake these tests promptly so that any problems can be detected early. If any problems are indentified you will be referred to a hospital specialist, who will make a plan of care with you and your midwife.

Your midwife will talk to you about what you want for your pregnancy and will plan your care with you. You will be asked to think about the kind of labour and birth you would like and your preferences will be recorded. It is a good idea to attend a childbirth education course, especially if this is your first baby. 

Pregnancy Confirmation

Your pregnancy may be confirmed with a urine pregnancy test.

Pregnancy confirmation can be completed at home with a home pregnancy test kit from the pharmacy or supermarket or at a GP surgery.

Dawson Road Maternity Clinic at 124 Dawson Road, Flat Bush provides free pregnancy testing Monday to Friday 8.30 - 15.30hrs. No appointment needed.

Contact Details

 Maternal and Fetal Medicine Midwives:

Dee Miles: 021 495221

Nalini Mehta: 021 784825

901 Great South Road
Manurewa
Auckland

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901 Great South Road
Manurewa
Auckland

Postal Address

Manukau SuperClinicâ„¢
PO Box 98743
Manukau City
Manukau 2241

This page was last updated at 8:39AM on September 11, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Maternal & Fetal Medicine Midwifery Service.