Do you think you may be pregnant?
Starting pregnancy care – Taking care of you and your baby
It’s never too early to start your pregnancy care. As soon as you know you are pregnant you should contact your GP or the National Women’s Walk-in Centre and find a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC). A visit to your GP about your pregnancy in the first 3 months should be free.
An LMC is a midwife or doctor who will look after you during your pregnancy, your labour and birth and will then visit you at home after your baby is born. Here are some links to help you find someone to care for you.
Why is early pregnancy care important?
While you are pregnant it is a good time to have a full health check. The healthier you are in pregnancy the healthier your baby is likely to be.
By seeing a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) early in your pregnancy they can support you and your whanau/family with the following:
The changes and choices that accompany pregnancy and parenting can be exciting, challenging and exhausting. Taking care of yourself early, means that your LMC can help support you and your family/whanau through this time.
You may find our facebook page or the Tapuaki website useful
We also have a Facebook page "Early Pregnancy and Family Care - Auckland DHB"
Tapuaki Pacific pregnancy & parenting education