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New Zealand Maternal Fetal Medicine Network (NZMFMN) - Christchurch

Public Service


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) is a branch of Women’s Health which includes high-risk pregnancy where the mother or baby or both has a problem. For most women the expectation is that pregnancy will be a happy time without problems and most will not need MFM services. However for the women who do these services are provided throughout New Zealand.


Click on the following link to view the New Zealand Maternal Fetal Medicine Network (NZMFMN) homepage.


Common Questions about NZMFMN:


NZMFMN Christchurch

The Fetal Medicine Unit (part of the NZMFMN) for the South Island is based at Christchurch Women's Hospital.



We have a great team of midwives available to take your call.


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Referral Expectations

Referrals to Fetal Medicine need to be made by your midwife (LMC), doctor (GP) or Consultant.

Each referral is dealt with on an individual basis and an appointment is made with consideration of the patient's needs. 

You will be advised of the appointment either by phone, text or mail. We are always happy to discuss appointments and will try to fit in with you.


  • Welcome to the New Zealand Maternal Fetal Medicine Network (NZMFMN)

    This Network was established in 2009 with support from the Ministry of Health to promote excellent MFM services around New Zealand and support maternity healthcare providers in District Health Boards.… More

  • Catchment area for NZMFMN - Christchurch

    Map of the NZMFMN Christchurch catchment area.
    DHBs in the NZMFMN Christchurch catchment area include: West Coast, Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago and Southland.… More PDF

  • Guidelines

    Please click on the following link to view Guidelines on the NZMFMN homepage More

  • Patient Information Leaflets

    Please click on the following link to view patient information leaflets on the NZMFMN homepage. More

  • What Teaching Opportunities Are Coming up at NZMFMN

    Please click on the following link to view what teaching opportunities are coming up at NZMFMN, on the NZMFMN homepage. More

  • Waiting Times

    Referrals to Fetal Medicine are triaged each day and we endeavour to provide appointments or contact the woman or referrer to discuss the case.… More


Maternity care is free for New Zealand citizens and residents. Click on the following link for More information on the cost of Maternity care in New Zealand

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There are cafes on the Christchurch Hospital campus.

Travel Directions

Christchurch Women's Hospital is based alongside the central Christchurch Hospital site on Riccarton Ave.

Public Transport

See for buses that stop at Christchurch Hospital.


Parking around Christchurch Hospital is metered and limited to 2 hours.

The hospital public parking area is on the corner of Antigua St and Tuam St, close to the hospital, for unlimited parking time.  There is a charge. There is a minivan shuttle from the carpark to the hospital. Please check about the parking area as this can change with the new building development in Christchurch.


Please contact Fetal Medicine (03) 364 4557 to discuss accommodation if you are from out of town.

There are several options close by including Motels, YMCA, Ronald McDonald House and Ranui House.


Parkside Pharmacy (retail) is sited within the entrance to Christchurch Hospital.

Contact Details

Emergency Phone (03) 364 4699

Postal Address

Fetal Medicine Unit
Ground Floor
Christchurch Women's Hospital
2 Riccarton Ave
Private Bag 4711

This page was last updated at 2:44PM on June 17, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by New Zealand Maternal Fetal Medicine Network (NZMFMN) - Christchurch.