Your pregnancy confirmed…. congratulations…where to next?


Did you know that you can get free maternity care (if you are a New Zealand resident) from a Doctor (GP) or Midwife while you are pregnant, and free blood tests? It is very important for your baby that you attend all of your antenatal appointments.

How to find a Maternity Provider

  • Ask family or friends who they went to see when they were pregnant
  • Ask your family doctor
  • Call Mum2B on 0800 686223
  • NZ college of midwives website –
  • Did you know you can change your Lead maternity career (LMC)(doctor or midwife) if you are unhappy or have any concerns?

Labour, birth and the early days

  • Where do you want to have your baby?
  • Who would you like to be with you as a support person when you have your baby?
  • Where will you have your postnatal stay?
  • Who do you have to help support you and baby at home?
  • Do you know what support there is in the community for you and baby?
  • Did you know that there is help in the community that can come to your home for breastfeeding support?
  • Do you know when your baby requires their immunizations and checkups?
  • Do you and your support people know the most up to date and safest way for your baby to sleep?
  • Join a coffee group – we can help!  Or a mens support group.
  • There are lots of things to discuss with family, friends, midwives and doctors when you are pregnant.

Birthbalance can help you with all of these questions.
We look forward to meeting you soon!