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Beginnings - Specialist Pregnancy & Birth Care

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Beginnings is a specialist pregnancy and birth care service that serves both the North Shore and Rodney districts. Our experienced specialists and midwives have been practicing on the Shore for many years, supporting mothers through pregnancies and delivering an abundance of happy, healthy babies.

We are committed to the right of a woman to choose how her pregnancy and birth should progress. We are, at the same time, absolutely focused on the safety of mother and baby. These two central principles underpin everything we seek to achieve.

Our Shared Care model means you receive the support of a specialist obstetrician and a midwife too, throughout the course of your pregnancy. Your team is available around the clock and is only ever a phone call away. It’s a tailored approach that’s designed to fit in with the way you live. Read more about your care options

 

What is Obstetrics?
Obstetrics is the area of medicine concerned with the treatment of women during pregnancy (antenatal), labour and delivery, and the time after childbirth (postnatal). Once pregnancy has been confirmed, regular antenatal checks should be performed by a midwife, GP or obstetrician (doctor who is specialised in obstetrics). In the first 28 weeks, these checks will be done every month but will increase as the pregnancy progresses.

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Referral Expectations

Click on the following links for information about different stages in the pregnancy process:

Procedures / Treatments

  • Obstetric Ultrasound

    Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning, is a method of obtaining pictures from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves.… More

  • Amniocentesis

    This is a procedure used to evaluate the health of your unborn baby and identify any problems that may exist.… More

  • Chorionic Villus Sampling

    Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is used to test for genetic disorders, such as Down’s syndrome, and involves taking a small sample of the chorionic villi, which are the tiny units that make up the placenta.… More

  • Toxaemia of Pregnancy (pre-eclampsia)

    Toxaemia of pregnancy or pre-eclampsia is a condition that occurs in some women during the second half of pregnancy.… More

  • Gestational Diabetes

    Gestation is the length of a pregnancy from conception to birth (usually 40 weeks in humans).… More

  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

    In a very small number of pregnancies, the baby may not grow as well as in a normal pregnancy.… More

  • Epidural

    An epidural is a type of anaesthetic (medication that stops pain and feeling) that makes your lower body numb without putting you to sleep.… More

  • Induction of Labour

    Induction of labour is the process of starting labour artificially.… More

  • Caesarean Section

    A caesarean section is the name of the operation done to deliver a baby through a cut in your stomach and uterus (womb).… More

  • Foetal Distress

    A foetus is the name given to an unborn baby after the eighth week of pregnancy until birth.… More

  • Premature Baby

    A premature baby is one that is born before 37 weeks’ gestation (the length of a pregnancy from conception to birth).… More

  • Postpartum Depression

    The postpartum (also called postnatal) period is the time after the birth of a baby.… More

  • Infertility

    About one in every six couples in New Zealand will experience infertility.… More

  • In Vitro Fertilisation

    This is the process of fertilising the woman’s egg with the male’s sperm outside of the woman’s body in the laboratory.… More

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.

Contact Details

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Book your FREE "meet & greet" visit. You can get to know us and we can get to know you and your pregnancy expectations. We can discuss an overview of your anticipated pregnancy care and any special considerations and requests you may have.

Unit 2A, Rosedale Business Park
331 Rosedale Road
Albany
Auckland 0632

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Unit 2A, Rosedale Business Park
331 Rosedale Road
Albany
Auckland 0632

This page was last updated at 3:47PM on August 29, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Beginnings - Specialist Pregnancy & Birth Care.