Child and Youth

Health projects, plans and helpful resources

Health Promotion

Working collaboratively with the community to improve and promote health

Māori Health

Services for Māori whanau, Outreach Nursing and helpful resources

Nursing

Outreach, Diabetes, School and Immunisation nurses

Pacific Health

Services for Pacific Peoples, Outreach Nursing and helpful resources

Podiatry

Service for the treatment and prevention of high-risk foot problems, including diabetes support

Population Health

Tumai Hauora ki Porirua Alliance

Through an interagency collaboration we can improve the health of the Porirua community

Sexual Health Medicine

Information about regional Sexual Health Services

Self-Management Courses

Greater Wellington & Wairarapa

Community Dietitian Service

Healthy Lifestyles

Community health programmes around the region

Maternity Services

Information about finding a midwife and antenatal classes

Mental Health

Information about our services and helpful resources

Shared Care Record

What is a Shared Care Record?

Maternity Services

Finding a Midwife

Finding a Midwife

The easiest way to find an available midwife in your area is to call Find a Midwife on 0800 Find MW (0800 346 369) or visit their website on www.findamidwife.org.nz.

In the meantime, you are encouraged to see your GP on a regular basis. Most practices are able to provide free antenatal care during your first trimester or until such time as a midwife is found for you. You will need to check with your medical practice prior to your visit if there is a payment required for this service.

If you have any questions, please contact Find a Midwife on 0800 Find MW (0800 346 369). If you need to speak to a doctor or nurse, please contact your medical centre or Healthline on 0800 611 116.

If you need urgent medical help, go straight to your nearest hospital or call the national emergency number 111.

Antenatal Classes

Compass Health's Pregnancy and Parenting Antenatal Education Classes are free for you and your partner or support person to attend.

Held in two handy locations across the region, it is best to complete a series of classes before you reach 36 weeks, just in case your baby delivers early.

Over the course of the four classes, you will learn about:

  • how to prepare for the arrival of your baby
  • what to expect during labour and birth
  • what role your support person can play during labour and birth
  • how to care for your baby, including breast feeding and breast care
  • post-natal care of mother and baby
  • baby CPR and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

You will also have the opportunity to take a tour of Wellington or Kenepuru Hospital’s maternity facilities.

Please bring a water bottle with you to the classes.

To book, please contact us on 04 801 0305 or check out our website: www.childbirthclasses.co.nz.