Counties Manukau Health Diabetes in Pregnancy Service
Diabetes in Pregnancy Service
This service provides close monitoring of your pregnancy if you have pre-existing diabetes or develop diabetes during your pregnancy (gestational diabetes). The service consists of midwives, obstetricians, diabetes specialists, and dietitians.
In most cases you can continue to have antenatal care from your self employed midwife or named community midwife. Some women may have all their antenatal and postnatal care up to six weeks after birth with the diabetes in pregnancy service specialists and midwives, rather than with a self-employed midwife or DHB community midwife. If this is the best option for you, the diabetes service provides clinics for antenatal diabetes care and diabetes midwives can also visit you at home to provide the diabetes care you may need.
If you have been told you have diabetes before you are pregnant, it is important to plan for your pregnancy. See your GP or practice nurse to talk about planning for a pregnancy with diabetes to make sure you are in the best health for you and baby. If you are already pregnant see your GP right away to be referred to the diabetes in pregnancy service.
How do I access this service?
Make an appointment
Appointments are made once a written referral is received from a GP, midwife or a direct self referral from women who have been under the service before.
Appointments for the…
Birthing Facilities Midwife/s Attend
Counties Manukau Health - Middlemore Hospital
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Birthing and Assessment
Because pregnancy care is so important for your health and the health of your baby, it is free for all NZ citizens, residents and many other visa holders. Your midwife…
Staying in Hospital/Birth Centre After the Birth
After the birth you will be tired and busy getting to know your new baby. Most women who have had a normal birth stay in the hospital or birth centre…
Home Visits From a Midwife (From Birth to 4 - 6 Weeks)
Home visits provide an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your health or the health of your baby. Your midwife will assist you with breastfeeding and…
Manukau SuperClinic™ has a Call Centre to receive incoming calls related to outpatient services. The Call Centre is open to receive calls between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM Monday to Friday.
901 Great South Road
901 Great South Road
PO Box 98743
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This page was last updated at 2:09PM on May 31, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Diabetes in Pregnancy Service.