Lums­den Ma­ter­nity Clinic

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Lums­den Ma­ter­nity Cen­tre is a Pri­mary Birthing Fa­cil­ity pro­vid­ing mid­wifery led care to preg­nant women in the Lums­den/te Anau area. The cen­tre is owned by the North­ern South­land Med­i­cal Trust and man­aged by the ad­min­is­tra­tor, mid­wives and nurses em­ployed to pro­vide this com­mu­nity ser­vice. Our mid­wives are qual­i­fied to be your Lead Ma­ter­nity Carer through­out your preg­nancy and child­birth ex­pe­ri­ence. They will dis­cuss all your op­tions with you and pro­vide reg­u­lar check-ups through­out the an­te­na­tal pe­riod, mak­ing re­fer­rals for scans, blood tests or to be seen by an ob­ste­tri­cian or other spe­cial­ist doc­tor should the need arise. The mid­wives are on call 24 hours a day for emer­gen­cies and women in labour, and to­gether with reg­is­tered nurses pro­vide ex­cel­lent 24 hour care for you and your baby whilst stay­ing in our fam­ily friendly unit. This pro­motes a calm and sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment to get to know your new fam­ily mem­ber and en­ables you to es­tab­lish breast feed­ing with plenty of ex­pert ad­vice and help be­fore head­ing home to­gether. Our mid­wives will con­tinue that sup­port once you are home and pro­vide reg­u­lar check-ups for both mum and baby for 4 to 6 weeks af­ter your baby is born. Our fully qual­i­fied nurses pro­vide 24 hour care. They are sup­port­ive and full of ex­cel­lent prac­ti­cal knowl­edge that will nur­ture you and your new fam­ily in those im­por­tant first days. Lums­den Ma­ter­nity Cen­tre is a re­cently ren­o­vated mod­ern Pri­mary Ma­ter­nity fa­cil­ity ad­joined by the lo­cal GP prac­tice. The unit pro­vides a calm, com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ment. The birthing room is large and spa­cious with an en suite bathroom and a lux­u­ri­ous deep tub to climb into dur­ing labour. The three post natal rooms all have en suite fa­cil­i­ties and dou­ble beds (so your part­ner can be com­fort­able too). Your meals are pre­pared when you need them ei­ther by our nurses or by a lo­cal chef. Meals may be eaten in the large din­ing room which has ac­cess to the de­light­fully colour­ful and aro­matic gar­dens. We can also pro­vide meals for your part­ner at very rea­son­able rates.

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