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First Steps

Find a midwife

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! Now what?!

It can be a little overwhelming, but River Ridge East Birth Centre can help with your birth, from start to finish.
In NZ, all pregnant women are required to nominate a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), who coordinates their maternity care. More than 75% of women/families chose a midwife as their LMC; midwives provide safe, women-focused services that families can trust.

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What is LMC

Pregnant women are required to choose a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) who coordinates their maternity care.

Most women and their families (over 75%) choose a midwife as their LMC. These LMC midwives work with their midwife partners and the midwives who are employed at River Ridge East Birth Centre or the hospital. New Zealand midwives work in a partnership model of care with women. In this model each woman and her midwife are partners, working together to ensure that the woman has care that best meets her individual needs.

To have your baby at River Ridge East Birth Care Centre, your LMC must have an agreement to use the facility.

Contact us

P: 07 839 0425
F: 07 839 0419
E: info@riverridgeeastbc.co.nz
A: 35 Von Tempsky Street, Hamilton East Hamilton 3216