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How to Access Maternity Care

How to Access More Pregnancy Health Information

Booking your Place of Birth

How to Access Maternity Care

As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed it is recommended that you find and register with a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), if possible, by nine weeks gestation.  Your LMC will organise your first visit (before 12 weeks gestation) to review your general wellbeing, provide dietary advice, explain options for antenatal screening, arrange appropriate tests and discuss support services.

Find LMC midwives at the find your midwife website

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Find more information on antenatal tests and screening and other health information visit www.healthinfo.co.nz

Booking your Place of Birth

Your LMC will complete a maternal history form with you. This form needs to be forwarded to the facility where you plan to give birth. ​ If you have no complications detected, the option of birthing at a primary birthing unit should be offered and encouraged.

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Page last reviewed: 10 March 2015
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