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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 for 48 hours. If you have had a caesarean section, the usual hospital stay is 3-5 days. There may be an option to have your postnatal stay in a primary unit if you have given birth at hospital. Some women choose to go straight home after birth, this is called a planned early discharge. Talk to your midwife about your postnatal stay and make sure your family know what your plan is.

Contact Details

Karen Carson: 021 180 4382

Matty van Oosterom: 021 224 6191

Renee Latta: 021 033 3665

Rebecca Hockey: 021 508 225

Alex van der Merwe: 021 026 88895

Anne Gouws: 021 773 595

Kim Ellis and Ali Rawbone: 021 623 772

Alice Skipper: 021 174 4434

Come in the main entrance past the Glasshouse Cafe and you will find us at the end of the corridor. We do not have designated customer parking - you need to park in the pay and display yellow spaces $1 for 2 hours. 

NorthMed
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

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14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

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The Cottage Midwives
NorthMed
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

This page was last updated at 4:20PM on April 21, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by The Cottage Midwives.