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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. You will also learn about late pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and the early days with a new baby.
Local Midwife and Lactation Consultant Reneé Roux de Buisson, and Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant Debbie Tetlow, will talk with you about what happens during labour and birth, and in the few days after baby arrives
Pregnancy and Parenting classes are held over three Saturday mornings
classes start at 0930 and finish 1200-1230
2019 class dates
1st series – 16/02, 23/02, 02/03
2nd series – 27/04, 04/05, 11/05
3rd series – 15/06, 22/06, 29/06
4th series – 10/08, 17/08, 24/08
5th series – 05/10, 12/10, 19/10
6th series – 23/11, 30/11, 07/12
Caring for your pēpi Join with other parents and their babies at coffee group, and learn about caring for your baby - 2019 Dates TBA
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. Don’t hesitate to ask your LMC to provide you with any specific or additional information and support relating to your pregnancy that you feel you need.