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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). A Specialist Obstetrician is the best person to care for women with previous gynaecological problems or medical problems that may affect pregnancy, and abnormal pregnancies such as multiple pregnancies. Obstetricians also enjoy caring for women who have no medical problems.

Once pregnancy has been confirmed, regular antenatal checks should be performed by a midwife, GP or obstetrician. In the first 28 weeks, these checks will be done every month but will increase as the pregnancy progresses.

Shore Birth offers a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week private specialist option of care for pregnancy, labour and birth. Six obstetricians form Shore Birth.

Consultants

Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

Women may be referred by their General Practitioner, a Midwifery Consultant or by self-referral.

Shared care arrangements may be made, with the woman's Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) remaining, either a midwife or General Practitioner.

Women are always seen in the antenatal period by a Specialist Obstetrician. The Specialist monitors her labour and is always present for the birth of the baby. Shore Birth has a small team of experienced midwives who care for their clients throughout the postnatal period. A 6-week postnatal examination with the Specialist normally concludes Shore Birth's care.

Liaison with tertiary centres may be required sometimes. This is always arranged promptly by a Shore Birth Specialist when deemed necessary.

Shore Birth has an 'open door policy' for its patients, their practice midwife is always available to check baby's heart beat or to give advice.

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 (Private Option Available)

    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 abdomen and uterus (womb).  In some cases this is safer than a vaginal delivery.… 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

  • Shore Birth's fee is $4500 for full antenatal care.
  • Shared care with a non Shore Birth LMC is $4200.

Refreshments

Chilled water is available at Shore Birth.

Parking

Please bring ONE car only to appointments as we only have limited parking spaces. Park in spaces marked North Shore Womens Specialist Centre only. Parking is down the side of our building and covered parking underneath the building with a lift available to take you to our floor. 

Pharmacy

The closest pharmacy is Healthcare Pharmacy Rosedale, 94 Rosedale Road Phone 948 4850 https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/pharmacy/pharmacy/healthcare-pharmacy-rosedale/

Contact Details

Ground Floor
104 Rosedale Road
Rosedale
Auckland 0632

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Ground Floor
104 Rosedale Road
Rosedale
Auckland 0632

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Ground Floor
104 Rosedale Road
Albany
North Shore 0632

This page was last updated at 11:54AM on October 8, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Shore Birth Obstetric Specialists.