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Maternity - Find a LMC

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    Finding a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC)

    As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed it is recommended that you find and choose a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) to co-ordinate your maternity care and provide support throughout your pregnancy.  If possible you should do this by 9 weeks gestation.

    An LMC can be a Midwife, General Practitioner (GP) who provides maternity care or a Specialist Obstetrician.

    Your LMC will organise your first visit (before 12 weeks) to review your general wellbeing, provide advice and explain options for antenatal screening and tests.

    Visit the Find Your Midwife website for a list of midwives that work in the Southern district.

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    There are six primary birthing units in the Southern district where women can give birth and have post-natal stays once baby is born:

    Primary and secondary maternity services are available in Dunedin and Southland Hospital.  Tertiary maternity services are only available in Dunedin hospital.