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Lactation Consultant

You can access the services of our Lactation Consultant free of charge when you have birthed and/or stayed postnatally at River Ridge East Birth Centre. Call us to make a booking, or click here to send us a message.

Baby on the Move / Car Seat Safety Checks

The Baby on the Move team visit each morning to provide FREE capsule checks and car seat installs for our new parents before they go home.  They will go over things like: correct installation of car seat, safest place in the car, car seat laws, strap placement and much more.

Hearing Screening

Every morning the Hearing Screeners from Waikato District Health Board visit River Ridge East Birth Centre to complete the Hearing Screening checks. Through hearing screening, early detection, diagnoses and intervention can occur so that all babies have the best start possible.

Paediatrician

We have a visiting Paediatrician at River Ridge East Birth Centre.  Your LMC can refer you for a check-up if necessary.

Products for Sale at River Ridge East Birth Centre

We offer a range of Weleda products for sale that you can purchase from reception.

    1. Calendula Baby Oil
    2. Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash
    3. Nipple Cream
    4. Nursing tea

We also have nipple shields, wheat bags and dolls that are available to be purchased.

Packing List - What to bring for your stay

River Ridge East Birth Centre will provide you with some of the necessities you and your baby will need for the first few days (for example maternity pads, nappies and baby wipes). At your Antenatal Classes you will be given a list of suggested items to pack, and your LMC midwife may also suggest things you will need to bring for labour and birth, and for your postnatal stay. We also have a suggested list of what to bring with you for your stay. Find it here

Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Classes

We have a number of exercise classes held during the week, suitable to attend during pregnancy and postnatally. Contact the instructors below to register for a class.

Monday:

6.00-7.00pm Pregnancy Yoga with Georgianna FitzPatrick (hello@georgiannafitzpatrick.com)

Wednesday:

9.30-10.30am Pre & Postnatal Fitness Class with Brooke Shepherd-Wright (brooke@brsw.nz)

5.30-6.30pm Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Class with Sheena Thompson (sheena@fit4consumption.co.nz)

Thursday:

6.00-7.00pm Pregnant Pauses – movement for mums with Alina Komnatnaya (phone 021 0294 3935)

Pregnancy Yoga and Pelvic Floor Wellness Workshops

Prepare for labour and birth, and connect with your body and your baby through a series of nurturing stretches and breathing exercises with Georgianna’s popular Pregnancy Yoga classes.  

Georgianna also hosts regular Pelvic Floor Wellness Workshops here at River Ridge East Birth Centre.

For more information click here or contact: hello@georgiannafitzpatrick.com

Birth Photography

If you wish to capture the arrival of your new baby into the world, River Ridge East Birth Centre welcomes your chosen photographer into the birth room and/or postnatal room.

Check out the following birth photographers, who kindly provided the images for our website (with consent):

Cassie Emmett

Catherine Smith

Kimberley Berryman

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation is the practice of encapsulating the placenta to be made into pills for ingestion. Click here for more information. If you wish to encapsulate your placenta, let your LMC know. We can safely store your placenta until it can be collected.

https://www.placenta.co.nz 

Earth Stewards

We source our certified organic vegetables from a local Hamilton urban farm. To get your own box of certified organic goodness, check out Earth Stewards Organic Farm

Kowhai Tui Childcare

When the time comes to think about childcare, check out Kowhai Tui. We have a long standing connection with the childcare. In fact, the Kowhai Whare building was cut up into three pieces and moved from the River Ridge East Birth Centre site, out to Rototuna over 20 years ago to allow the Birth Centre to be built.

The following organisations and agencies provide support and information for women and families.

River Ridge East Birth Centre is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites referenced, nor does it endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of these sites.

NZ College of Midwives

The College is governed by a National Board comprising a number of nominated and elected representatives from throughout New Zealand. Representatives include rural midwives, urban midwives, educators, students, consumers, Māori midwives and birthing women.

Find out more

NZBA

The New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) is a collaborative of breastfeeding member organisations established in 1998 to promote breastfeeding in New Zealand.

Find out more

WINTEC

Based in the Waikato, one of New Zealand’s most thriving regions, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology.

Find out more

La Leche League

La Leche League provides help and support for breastfeeding mothers. The organisation also has a wide range of reading material on breastfeeding. Contact can be made either before or after your baby is born.

Find out more

ABOUT US

River Ridge East Birth Centre offers a warm, comfortable and homely environment for parents to welcome their new baby. Highly skilled midwives and well-equipped facilities ensure you and your family receive safe, comprehensive care and support throughout your maternal journey.

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