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Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) offers a range of maternity services including pregnancy education classes (antenatal classes), antenatal care, maternity outpatients, birthing facilities and postnatal care.

You are encouraged to book with a midwife/lead maternity carer (LMC) as soon as you know you are pregnant.  Maternity care in New Zealand is funded by the government for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and those who meet the Ministry of Health eligibility criteria.  

Primary Maternity care is provided in Counties Manukau by a range of Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs), GPs, Midwives or Specialists, who are self- employed (funded directly from the Ministry of Health) and also by community based and birthing facility based Midwives employed by CM Health.


pukekohe hospital entranceBirthing locations

Women can choose where to have their baby.  View the range of Primary Unit choices available.

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Our maternity support services

Read about our maternity outpatient clinics, pregnancy/antenatal education classes and other services available to pregnant women in the Counties Manukau region.

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mother father babyLook at You - Aroha Atu, Aroha Mai

Babies are social and communicate right from birth. This video supports parents, whaanau and those working with babies to understand their social and emotional needs in the first three months of life.

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Sudden Unexpected Death Infancy (SUDI) Prevention Programme

SUDI is when a baby who was considered to be well, dies suddenly and unexpectedly. This can occur from birth to one year of age but most frequently happens in babies under 6 months of age.

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Pregnancy, childbirth and newborn information

A range of information available on pregnancy.


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The Women's Health and Newborn Annual Report has evolved this year from the Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report produced over the previous four years as part of the Ministry of Health (MoH) requirements.  As in the past, this report describes practice, projects and achievements which reflect the recommendations from the National Maternity Monitoring Group (NMMG) and the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC). 

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