If you are a New Zealand citizen or resident, your stay at River Ridge East Birth Centre is fully funded by the New Zealand government.
If you are unsure of your eligibility, check here https://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/eligibility-publicly-funded-health-services
If you are eligible, when you carry out your postnatal care at River Ridge East Birth Centre, you are entitled to 48 hours postnatal care funded by the New Zealand government. However, if you birth with us, and capacity allows, we provide an extra night free of charge.
Talk to your midwife about staying with us for your birth and postnatal care. Your midwife will then book you in and provide us with all the required paperwork.