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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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.