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Useful Websites and Information

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Acupuncture

Several Auckland GPs and many practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine offer acupuncture based therapies to pregnant women. The practitioners below have all treated women booked under the care of AOC.

Dr. Wellington Tan MB ChB
Meadowbank Health Centre,

2 Blackett Crescent

Meadowbank

09 528 4242

Selwyn and Anne Wong Doo

Wong Doo Health Clinic

77 Remuera Road

Remuera Auckland
09 524 2133
woogdoo@clear.net.nz

www.wongdoo.co.nz

Vitalis Acupuncture
North Shore Medical and Health Centre
Suite 4 
326 Sunset Road

Mairangi Bay, Auckland

09 486 5111
info@vitalis.co.nz
www.vitalis.co.nz

Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes are run at several locations across Auckland. They are usually run one evening a week over six weeks or over two Saturdays. Most couples attend from about 30 weeks of pregnancy.

You can contact any of the providers below to find out about antenatal classes locally. Times, costs and locations change from time to time.

We suggest you also look at their websites or call for up to date information. We can also give you a leaflet with more details on available classes – please ask for one at reception.

Birthcare

Antenatal classes in the Birthcare Building in Parnell.

09 374 0800
www.birthcare.co.nz


MAMA Maternity


Antenatal classes in Sandringham and Manurewa. Multple birth classes.

09 8158108

www.mamamaternity.co.nz

Auckland DHB Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes in Parnell, Panmure, Mt Roskill, Blockhouse Bay and Auckland CBD

contact: pregnancyandparentingadmin@adhb.govt.nz

 www.pepi.adhb.govt.nz 

 

Parents Centre
Antenatal classes at several locations across Auckland and outlying areas.

09 625 0065
www.parentscentre.org.nz

 

Practical Parenting Antenatal

Antenatal classes in Parnell and The Parenting Place, Greenlane. 
www.practicalparentingantenatal.com

Breastfeeding

Your post-natal midwife will be able to provide breast feeding help and advice during your first few weeks at home. A number of lactation consultants in Auckland can also provide help and advice. If you feel you need their help please ask us for the contact details of a lactation consultant near you.

You can read the Ministry of Health’s breastfeeding guide here.

The La Leche League is a worldwide organisation promoting breastfeeding and supporting mothers who are planning to breastfeed. Their New Zealand website has lots of useful resources and contacts.

www.lalecheleague.org.nz

The NZ Breastfeeding Authority has information on breastfeeding and initiatives to improve breastfeeding rates.

www.babyfriendly.org.nz

 

BreastFedNZ is a mobile app for breastfeeding support, information and encouragement. Written by an experienced midwife and lactation consultant.

www.breastfednz.co.nz

 

Learn more about what's in "Human Milk".

www.human-milk.com

 

Down Syndrome

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association provides information on Down Syndrome and services available for parents who have a child with Down Syndrome.

www.nzdsa.org.nz

More information on Down syndrome is also available at

www.ndss.org

 

Epidural Pain Relief

The Anaesthetic department at National Women’s runs free monthly educational sessions explaining epidural pain relief in labour and answering any questions couples might have. The sessions typically last an hour and provide an opportunity to discuss epidural pain relief with one of our senior anaesthetic staff.

You can download their brochure here

Exercise & Wellbeing

There are many exercise classes for pregnant women in Auckland. We have posters and flyers for many of them in our waiting room.

You can download detailed advice on exercise in pregancy from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaeclogists here.

 
Pregnancy Keep Fit: Fitbumps Exercise

Pilates, cardio and aquafit classes at four locations across Auckland.

www.fitfitfit.co.nz

Massage: Bellamama Pregnancy Spa and Wellness Centre

Massage and Yoga classes for pregnancy and the post-natal period in North Shore and central Auckland.

www.bellamama.co.nz

Pregnancy and Post-Natal Yoga

Based at Smallworld, Remuera. Small group classes and one on one sessions.

www.aucklandpregnancyyoga.co.nz

 

Yoga: Svastha Yoga New Zealand

Pregnancy yoga classes are available most days in Grey Lynn.

www.svasthayoga.co.nz

 

Four Winds Yoga - Ponsonby Community Centre

Pregnancy yoga and mother and baby yoga in Ponsonby.

www.yoga.net.nz

 

 

Family Violence

Shine

Shine is the country’s largest charity campaigning against family violence. They have a help line available seven days a week and provide a crisis service with access to safe houses in the Auckland area.

Their free national help line number (available 9am to 11pm) is 0508 744 633.
www.2shine.org.nz

 

 It's Not OK

"Family Violence - It's Not OK" is based in The Ministry of Social Development and can offer support and information if you are affected by family violence.

Their free national help line number (available 9am to 11pm) is 0800 456 450

www.areyouok.org.nz

Fertility Clinics

Fertility Associates

7 Ellerslie Racecourse Drive

Remuera

0800 10 2828

09 520 9520

www.fertilityassociates.co.nz

Fertility Plus

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Greenlane

09 630 9810
nationalwomenshealth.adhb.govt.nz/services/fertility

Repromed Auckland
105 Remuera Road

Remuera

0800 48 3105

09 524 1232
www.repromed.co.nz

General Pregnancy Websites

There are many websites devoted to pregnancy advice (and usually selling something as well). Let us know of any you particularly like. Some we’ve liked include:

Oh Baby Magazine

www.ohbaby.co.nz

Little Treasures Magazine

www.treasures.co.nz

Bounty Packs

www.bounty.co.nz

The NHS in the UK has an extensive pregancy advice website and their pregnancy planner site is full of useful advice.
www.nhs.uk/Planners/pregnancycareplanner

Gynaecologists

Lynda Batcheler, Eva Hochstein, Paul McPherson, Tim Dawson

Auckland Urogynaecology
1st floor Birthcare Building

20 Titoki Street

Parnell

09 366 9100

www.aug.co.nz


Martin Sowter
Auckland Gynaecology Group


105 Remuera Road

Remuera

09 524 1222
www.agg.co.nz

Parenting Support

Karitane Nurses and Nannies

Karitane nurses and maternity nannies can provide in home advice and help with looking after a new born baby. They are able to provide nurses with experience in looking after premature and multiple birth babies at home.

www.karitanenannies.co.nz

 

Plunket

Plunket are the country’s largest provider of free parenting support and education. They provide a range of parenting classes, advice, clinics and home visits. There are over 100 Plunket centres spread across the greater Auckland region. You can find details of your nearest Plunket centre on their website.

www.plunket.org.nz

 

Kiwifamilies

Kiwifamilies is a website providing numerous useful contacts and parenting advice.


www.kiwifamilies.co.nz

 

Parents Inc

Parents Inc is a not for profit organisation dedicated to helping young families. They run a range of parenting workshops across Auckland.

www.parentsinc.org.nz

Post Natal Depression

Lifeline runs a 24 hour helpline and text line for women with post-natal depression giving you access to professional counsellors and trained volunteers. Call 0800 543354 or text HELP (4357).

www.lifeline.org.nz

 

Depression.Org is funded by the Ministry of Health and has lots of useful advice and contact information for women (and the partners of women) who may be developing postnatal depression.

www.depression.org.nz

 

Mothershelpers is an Auckland based support group that provides information, advice and support for women with post-natal depression.

www.mothershelpers.co.nz

 

Pregnancy Loss & Fertility Counselling

SANDS (The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

SANDS provides support and advice for couples who have recently lost a baby in pregnancy or soon after birth.
www.sands.org.nz

Miscarriage Support Auckland

A useful website with many links to information on miscarriage. They can also put you in touch with local support groups.

www.miscarriagesupport.org.nz

Megan Downer Counselling
Based in Remuera. Megan specialises in pregnancy loss and infertility counselling.
www.megandowner.co.nz

Pregnancy & Post-Natal Physiotherapy

Return to Form Physiotherapy and Pilates

09 551 4460 or 0800 723 676

www.returntoform.co.nz

Total Mums Physiotherapy

09 849 7711

www.totalmums.co.nz

Body Reform Spine Care, Pilates and Physiotherapy

www.bodyreform.co.nz

 

Women’s Health Physiotherapy at Auckland Urogynaecology

09 366 9100

www.aug.co.nz