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Obstetrics | Lakes | Te Whatu Ora

Public Service, Obstetrics (Maternity), Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Formerly Lakes DHB Obstetrics

The Lakes Obstetrics team works closely with Maternity Services, providing specialist treatment for women during pregnancy, labour and birth.

Obstetricians work within the Rotorua Hospital Perinatal Inpatient Unit and Birthing Unit, as well as running scheduled outpatient clinics in Rotorua, Taupō and Tūrangi. An acute on-call service is provided via a 24-7 roster.

Where to find us: see here for the Rotorua Hospital map.

A visiting outpatient service is also provided at Taupō Hospital.

What is Obstetrics?

Obstetrics is the area of medicine concerned with the treatment of women during pregnancy (antenatal), labour and birth, 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.


Referral Expectations

Referral to the obstetrics team is through your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) or GP. You can be referred to our services at any time throughout your pregnancy.

Click here to find an LMC or call 0800 MUM 2 BE (0800 686 223) toll free.

Fees and Charges Description

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 Te Whatu Ora Lakes 


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This page was last updated at 11:47AM on March 26, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Obstetrics | Lakes | Te Whatu Ora.