Hapū Mama / Midwifery Care
Whatever your pregnancy needs are, we are here to help. Our Māori midwives will meet and discuss having a healthy baby, determine how many weeks pregnant you are, when you are due, and if you have other medical concerns that might affect the way your baby grows.
With those who are supporting your pregnancy journey, you will need to make a birth plan:
- Where is baby to be born?
- Who will be at the birth?
- Will you be breastfeeding or not?
- The importance of going to hapū mama antenatal classes.
Blood, urine tests and scans are important ways to see if baby is growing properly and the midwife will explain when these need to be done. With the midwife you will decide how often and where you are to be seen in your pregnancy to watch the growth of your baby, and to keep you and baby well.
We can provide to you and your whānau the following free services:
- Pregnancy testing
- Sexual health and reproductive health care
- Antenatal care
- Ultrasound scan and blood test
- Antenatal classes
- Birth planning
- Postnatal care
- Breastfeeding support
- Smoking cessation
- Mirimiri for hapū māmā
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Walk-in GP and nurse-led clinics
Once your baby is born, the midwife will continue to care for you and baby, until baby is four weeks of age.
Appointments are preferred but not always necessary. We do see walk-ins.