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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 many 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

Run antenatal classes in Parnell and several locations across Auckland

09 374 0800

www.birthcare.co.nz


MAMA Maternity


Run antenatal classes at several locations across Auckland.

09 8158108

www.mamamaternity.co.nz

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

09 625 0065
www.parentscentre.org.nz

 

Practical Parenting Antenatal

A holistic antenatal course preparing you for the arrival of your tiny human. Run by a trained midwife and mental/relational health counsellor, this course is designed to prepare you and your family for birth and beyond. We spend 50% of the time talking about the birthing experience, and 50% of the time talking about after the baby comes.
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

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

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 well before the time when a woman might want one.

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 the pamphlet ‘Pregnancy and Activity’ from SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand) here and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 'Guidelines on Recreational Exercise in Pregnancy' 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

165 Lake Rd

Belmont

09 445 7591

021 415 893

www.bellamama.co.nz

Yoga: Svastha Yoga New Zealand

Pregnancy yoga classes are available most days in their Mount Eden studio
Svastha Yoga NZ Ltd

Level 1, 10 Galatos St

Auckland Central
info@svastha.co.nz
www.svastha.co.nz

021 170 2640

Four Winds Yoga - Ponsonby Community Centre

Pregnancy yoga and mother and baby yoga in Ponsonby
20 Ponsonby Terrace

Ponsonby

09 4822 901 or 027 4822 901
www.yoga.net.nz

Pilates: Pause Wellbeing Studio

Pregnancy and mother and baby Pilates classes
Unit L 101 Main Highway

Ellerslie

09 589 1460


Postnatal Recovery: Mum to the Core

Certified Functional Pilates Instructor

Workshops, online programme, one to one sessions
www.facebook.com/mumtothecore

Family Violence

Shine is a national organisation funded by the Ministry of Health. It 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

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

BabyBirdie

This is a family run online baby store, based in Auckland.
www.babybirdie.co.nz

The NHS in the UK has numerous useful websites 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


Gillian Gibson


Ground Floor Birthcare Building

20 Titoki Street
Parnell

09 369 1011



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.

0800 222 121 or 09 575 7174

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

 

Practical Parenting Antenatal

A holistic antenatal course preparing you for the arrival of your tiny human. Run by a trained midwife and mental/relational health counsellor, this course is designed to prepare you and your family for birth and beyond. We spend 50% of the time talking about the birthing experience, and 50% of the time talking about after the baby comes. 

www.practicalparentingantenatal.com

Post Natal Depression

The Post Natal Distress Support Network

Provides information and support to women and their partners experiencing post-natal depression. They run a telephone support line and local support groups.

09 836 6967

www.postnataldistress.org.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

Astarte Counselling
Based at the Auckland Gynaecology Group they provide fertility and pregnancy loss counselling.
105 Remuera Road
Remuera

09 524 1222

www.agg.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

Women’s Health Physiotherapy at Auckland Urogynaecology

09 366 9100

www.aug.co.nz