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Congratulations! Now you are pregnant you need to choose a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) to provide your pregnancy care. There are several local midwives who are LMCs and we can assist you to find one who suits your needs.
Free pregnancy tests are available from any of our Midwives
Pregnancy and Parenting classes (aka Antenatal Classes) are a great opportunity to meet other expectant parents in the area. Midwife Eartha Healy and Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant Debbie Tetlow will talk with you about late pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and the early days with your new baby. The classes are currently held by Zoom meetings.
2022 class dates
Series 1 26/2, 5/3, 12/3 Three Saturday mornings. from 0930 to 12:30 - 1 pm
Series 2 5/4, 12/4, 3/5, 10/5 Four Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (no classes during Easter and the school holidays)
Series 3 7/6, 14/6, 21/6, 28/6 Four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Series 4 26/7, 2/8, 9/8, 16/8 Four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Series 5 6/9, 13/9, 20/9, 27/9 Four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Series 6 1/11, 8/11, 15/11, 22/11 Four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Caring for your pēpi - Join with other parents and their babies at coffee group, and learn about caring for your baby - dates to be advised
The Helensville Birthing Centre provides facilities for your health and wellbeing throughout your pregnancy, with laboratory services, the Kaipara Medical Centre and a variety of other health services connected to the Birthing Centre. A radiology service visits central Helensville weekly and is able to provide pregnancy ultrasound scans on referral from your LMC.
For further information regarding your pregnancy and the maternity services available to you, phone 0800 MUM 2 BE, visit www.midwife.org.nz, www.maternity.org.nz or ask your LMC for the Ministry of Health booklet, Your Pregnancy To Haputanga.