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Care & Classes

River Ridge East Birth Centre provides a welcoming environment and maternity service for everyone. Access to River Ridge East Birth Centre is for women who are having normal births from the wider Waikato area. Postnatal care is also provided to women who have delivered in a secondary hospital, including those who have had a caesarean section.

Many complimentary services are provided in the facility, including antenatal and postnatal classes, breastfeeding centre for advice and support to promote long-term breastfeeding, consultant paediatric service, ozone treatment, newborn hearing screening, and administrative support for LMC midwives.

Over 100 LMC midwives have access agreements to use the facility, along with 30 staff, midwives and support.

Antenatal Classes

River Ridge East Birth Centre antenatal classes provide expectant mothers and their partners, confidence in the experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting.
Antenatal classes are run by Maternal Journey and are held at the Centre. Maternal Journey is an information, education and support service, working with families through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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A session specifically for mums who feel like exercising and would like to bring baby along.

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Preparation for labour and birth through strength and flexibility exercises.

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Postnatal Classes

Postnatal services are provided by Maternal Journey, at River Ridge East Birth Centre.

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Hearing Screening

In New Zealand, approximately 170 children per year are born with permanent congenital hearing loss.

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Breastfeeding Centre

Hamilton Breastfeeding Centre supports, enables and encourages mothers to maintain long term breastfeeding of infants.
The Hamilton Breastfeeding Centre, supported by the Hamilton Breastfeeding Trust, community agencies and by River Ridge East Birth Centre, aims to promote the continuity of breastfeeding, widely recognised as enhancing the wellbeing of both mothers and babies.

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Free Antenatal Classes - Hapu Wananga

Hapu Wananga is a free antenatal education programme created for hapu women and their whanau. Women walk away with a kete of knowledge as well as being empowered to use traditional Maori birth practises.

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Contact us

P: 07 839 0425
F: 07 839 0419
A: 35 Von Tempsky Street, Hamilton East Hamilton 3216