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If you are pregnant, congratulations!

Birthright is an Ascot Remuera  based group obstetric practice formed by some of Auckland's leading obstetricians. We are committed to making pregnancy and childbirth as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

One of us is always on call 24/7 and readily available. We do not do on call for days at a time and are comparatively well-rested. We believe that this ensures the best possible care for you during this very important time in your life. You will of course have ample opportunity to meet all of us during the pregnancy. Our aim is that when you arrive in labour, not only will we have a good rapport, but that a trusting partnership will be in place.

Our other main point of difference is that we work in unison with our own midwives so that continuity of care and communication is optimised.

What is Obstetrics?
Obstetrics is the area of medicine concerned with the care of women during pregnancy (antenatal), labour, delivery, and the time after childbirth (postnatal). Once pregnancy has been confirmed, regular antenatal checks are performed by us.

Our mums-to-be book their pregnancy care with us as there is a fairly high chance of needing an obstetrician in labour or birthing.
 
We are a close knit group of obstetricians with areas of special interest which include:
• normal, high risk and multiple pregnancy
• normal births
• instrumental delivery
• elective Caesarean section
• emergency Caesarean section
• the management of miscarriage.

At the initial visit at around 7 -8 weeks, you will be asked various health related questions and have a general examination. A plan for ongoing care for the pregnancy will be worked out in close conjunction with you. Screening for foetal abnormality will be discussed and a nuchal translucency scan or further tests can be arranged after your needs have been discussed. Partners or family members are encouraged to attend visits. Although vaginal birth is thought to be the safest way for women to give birth, we believe in maternal choice and are happy to discuss your wishes in detail.
 
You will also be offered a scan at around 18-20 weeks and will usually visit the antenatal clinic monthly until 28 weeks gestation. From then until 36 weeks the visits will usually be fortnightly and weekly for the last 4 weeks.

We will remain your lead maternity carer until around 6 weeks after the birth of your baby at which time we will see you for a postnatal check. Our midwives will visit you to provide postnatal care during this time.

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Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

You can see us at any stage of your pregnancy for full lead maternity care. Women that choose to book their pregnancy care with us are advised to contact us around 5-7 weeks of pregnancy so that we can discuss all options for care early.

Common Conditions / 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

Charges

Full pregnancy care (NZ residents): $5500
This includes all appointments with our obstetricians and post natal midwifery care.
The same charge applies regardless of the mode of delivery, this includes caesarean section.

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Ascot Central, Remuera

Central Auckland

Level 2, Ascot Central
7 Ellerslie Racecourse Drive
Remuera
Auckland 1051

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Street Address

Level 2, Ascot Central
7 Ellerslie Racecourse Drive
Remuera
Auckland 1051

Postal Address

PO Box 128 123
Remuera
Auckland 1541

This page was last updated at 11:31AM on December 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Birthright - Obstetrics.