Maternity is concerned with the care of women and babies throughout pregnancy (antenatal), labour and the first six weeks after birth (postnatal). For low risk pregnancies, where there are no complications, the provider of care (Lead Maternity Carer) is normally a midwife who is working in the community and funded by the Ministry of Health.
Click here to find an LMC near you.
If a pregnancy or birth becomes higher risk, then an obstetrician may be involved in your care.
Community support for hapu mama, pepi and new mothers is provided by Kia Wana Lakes Baby.
New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.
Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.
Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.
Click here to find your nearest community pharmacy.
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This page was last updated at 12:08PM on July 26, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Maternity.