This is an exciting time of your life, and we can help guide you through the nine months of your pregnancy, birth and the early stages at home.
West Auckland Midwives provide you with all your antenatal, labour and delivery, and postnatal care. We can order your blood test, scans and prescribe pregnancy related medicines. Within our practice, we provide you with any birth preference you wish; drug free, pain relief including epidurals and
It is always exciting to see how your baby is safely developing within your uterus, here are two links……
If you have been exercising prior to getting pregnant, it is safe to carry on…
However do listen to your body and if you are tired and wanting to sleep more, please do so. It is advisable not to use steam or sauna rooms while pregnant, and to keep your temperature below 39.4˚C, so a water bottle to keep yourself cool is recommended for those of you who have been exercising prior to getting pregnant. It is important not to embark on a new fitness regime after you discover you are pregnant. Walking or swimming is a good way to stay active during pregnancy.
Although you are growing a baby now, you do not need to eat for two.
An average weight gain is 12-15 kg during pregnancy. However we have noticed that women who were underweight prior to pregnancy put on a little more than the average. Women who have been overweight prior to pregnancy, with good eating habits often put on less than 12kgs. Good ideas on foods to include in your diet