CM Health provides maternity, obstetrics and gynaecology services in the Counties area.
Congratulations now you are pregnant, you can find a midwife in your area. Maternity services are free in New Zealand for all New Zealand residents and other eligible women.
When you are pregnant choose a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) to provide and coordinate the majority of your maternity care. Your LMC will work with staff in hospital and specialists services if you need any extra care for complications you may experience.
- Women's Health and Newborn Annual Report 2017-2018 (pdf version)
- Women's Health and Newborn Annual Report 2017-2018 (digital version)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
If you have an emergency, see your doctor first if possible. If necessary, they can arrange for you to be seen at Middlemore Hospital. There is a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week emergency gynaecology service at Middlemore Hospital.
BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) is a national breast screening programme that checks women for early breast cancer. This programme includes two-yearly screening mammograms to eligible women aged 45-69 years. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand and affects nearly one in every ten women. Early detection and treatment have the best chance of success.