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Intra uterine device (IUD) - Copper or Hormonal (Mirena or Jaydess) is available for women having a planned caesarean section, talk to your doctor at your antenatal visit if this is of interest to you.
For all LARC contraception you will need to contact your GP or Hamilton Family Planning Clinic for removal/replacement. Visit the NZ Family Planning website for more information about LARCs.
Permanent sterilisation Postpartum permanent sterilisation, also known as having your tubes tied,...
Anyone over 12 can book. You do not need to be a NZ resident. For a booking please phone or email Robert Lavei 022 318 7151/ Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org. For Covid swabbing or testing, place contact Terereawai Kipa-Kearns 0225445030.
For general enquires, please ring Gade 022 461 47111
For Pacific emergency relief (food and other urgent needs), please call Moli 022 488 0294
For non-Pacific emergency relief (food and other urgent n...
One caregiver for paediatric areas
One support person for birthing facilities
All support people/caregivers need to report to Waikato DHB staff on arrival and must:
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app and scan codes displayed, or record details to ensure contact tracing can be carried out, if required
Wear a face mask or covering
Observe strict hand hygiene and physical distancing
Follow the instructions of staff at all times
NOT have any COVID-19 symptoms or be otherwise unwell.
When you go into labour ring your midwife (LMC) who will talk to you to assess what stage of labour you are in. Your LMC may also come and assess you at home. Your LMC will make arrangements to meet you in Delivery Suite.
If you cannot contact your LMC and you feel that your labour is progressing ring Delivery Suite 07 839 8899 and they will assess you, if you need to come in straight away they will make arrangements for your arrival.
You are welcome to bring one...
Stay connected and keep in touch with families and friendsFeeling connected to people is an important part of staying well. It can help you feel confident and valued, and it can support you during difficult times. A lack of contact with others makes people feel lonely and disconnected.
Even if you are not contributing to conversations, stay around people.
Spend time on relationships you are interested in.
Care and support other people.
Talk to family and friends and...
You may notice a gush of fluid, a slow leak or a trickle from your vagina. Contact your midwife or doctor straight away if this happens.
What causes PPROM?The cause of PPROM is unknown, however there is an increased risk of PPROM if:
you smoke cigarettes
you have had bleeding or an infection during pregnancy
Whichever way you choose to feed your baby, the important thing is that you both enjoy it and baby is growing well.
If you have any concerns about your baby’s health or growth then contact your midwife, nurse, doctor, or Healthline.
Be patient – it will be easier the more you practice. If you are not improving, ask for help.
Remember it is not normal to be wet no matter how old you are.
If you have any concerns or queries you can contact the women’s health physiotherapist at Waikato Hospital, phone 07 839 8601.
Hamilton Sexual Health is a free-to-all and confidential specialist service for people living in the Waikato.
Providing non-judging compassionate care is our core value: we know STI & HIV-related stigma and shame strongly predict harm and our aim is to make it easier for you to get help.
We provide care around STIs, HIV and a range of other sexual health issues as well as gender-affirming care. We have close links with Waikato Hospital’s infectious disease team around the ma...
How to get a scanScans are done by referral from your midwife or GP. Some community ultrasound providers charge for some scans – contact them to ask about the price, or ask when you make the appointment. If you have a scan done at the hospital, there will be no charge to you.
Waikato community ultrasound providersBelow is a list of ultrasound providers in the Waikato. Vis...