Choosing who you want to support you is one of the first things to do when you find out you’re pregnant.  

For many people, their lead maternity carer (LMC) is a registered midwife/tapuhi - and one of the easiest ways to find and choose a midwife is through the Find Your Midwife website.   

LMCs can also be obstetricians (doctors who specialise in pregnancy and childbirth), or family doctors who provide maternity care.  

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Find Your Midwife

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The Find your Midwife website has been created by the New Zealand College of Midwives to help women to find a midwife they can work with best

What does a LMC do?

Your LMC will: 

  • provide care for you throughout your pregnancy 
  • tell you about the different options available to you (e.g. pain relief, where to have your baby) 
  • be with you during birth, and  
  • provide care for you and your baby for 4-6 weeks after birth.  

Following this – you’ll have your first Plunket visit, and we’ll become your new go-to support people.  

Need free support or advice?

Call PlunketLine 24/7 on 0800 933 922