Counties Manukau Health Young Mums Midwifery Service
Find a midwife working in your area:
Our midwives provide maternity care for women who have additional social and psychological issues which may impact on their life when they are pregnant. Our social worker works alongside pregnant women to connect them to services which can assist and empower them.
Our midwife will inform you of your choices for maternity care which are to be with one of our community midwives who provide will look after you during your pregnancy and for up to 6 weeks after your baby is born. When you are in labour, the midwives at the birthing unit or hospital will look after you and support you to birth your baby. If you choose to have care with a self employed midwife then she/he will provide your maternity care through your pregnancy, birth and for up to six weeks after the birth of your baby.
You do not need to see your family doctor for pregnancy care and will be charged as normal for any visits that are non-pregnancy related.
Your community midwife will offer to see you at home, school or a place of your choice for your pregnancy checks.
Your midwife will talk to you about preparing for having your baby. Our social worker will provide advice and information about financial, educational and social choices.
It's a really good idea to get in touch with a midwife as soon as you know that you are pregnant.
You can refer yourself for maternity care by dropping in at a Primary Birthing Unit.
The midwives and social worker can help you with:
- Pregnancy checks and information about keeping you and your baby healthy
- Blood tests and scans
- Sexual health screening
- Support with understanding the importance of making lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation, weight control, recreational drug use and not drinking alcohol
- Support with Work and Income / Sickness Benefit
- Continuing in education/work
- Safe sleep for baby
- Preparation for birth - where to give birth
- Links with other helpful groups and people.
Pregnancy or Antenatal Classes
There are different types of classes available in Counties Manukau, please contact the provider of your choice here to obtain more information about what they can offer you. Also speak with your LMC as they can guide you toward making the decision that’s right for you.
Publicly Funded (Free of charge) sessions are available through:
- Turuki Healthcare: 2/32 Canning Crescent, Mangere. Phone: 09 275 5788
- South Seas Healthcare: 14 Fair Mall, Otara. Phone: 09 273 9017 or 0800 427 892
- Taonga for teen parents to be: Taonga provide antenatal information sessions, peer support and social support for teen parents expecting their first baby. Taonga can help with transport to sessions.
- Group sessions: Held in Manurewa, Otara and Papakura.
- Peer support: Available for families identified as requiring more intensive support from a peer support worker who understands the specific challenges facing some teen parents. 'Totally acknowledging our next generation’s abilities'
Phone: (09) 269 2861 or toll free: 0508 taonga (826642)
Not Publicly Funded:
- East Auckland - Birthbalance. Phone 021 353 313 |Email | Facebook www.facebook.com/birthbalancenz
- Parents Centre - http://www.parentscentre.org.nz/childbirtheducation/
- Manukau Phone: 09 267 1224
- Papakura Chapel Street, Papakura. Phone: 09 297 7461
- Franklin Phone: 09 283 8513
Taonga Education Centre
Taonga Education Centre Charitable Trust offers pregnant teens and their whanau education and support to guide you through to welcoming your baby and becoming a parent.
Taonga provide antenatal information sessions, peer support and social support for teen parents expecting their first baby. Taonga can help with transport to sessions.
“Totally acknowledging our next generation’s abilities”
Phone (09) 269 2861 or text 027 453 2908 or email
Mother and Pepe Services
The service is open to all young mums with a particular focus on young Maaori mums. The service is provided by Maori health workers who have recognised skills or experience in the maternity or childcare areas and who have strong links with the Maori community. Contacts are:
- Turuki Health (Counties Manukau region) Ph: (09) 275 5788
- Te Kaha o te rangatahi (Managere and Papatoetoe area) Ph: (09) 270 4725
Birthing and Assessment
Middlemore Hospital (09) 276 0044 extension 58350
Antenatal Care (Pregnancy)
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This page was last updated at 1:20PM on March 16, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Young Mums Midwifery Service.