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    How to find a midwife in New Zealand

    After sharing Our Struggle to Find a Midwife, I have put together a guide on how to find a midwife in New Zealand. This guide has some information specific to NZ, but much of it will be applicable wherever you live, and the questions to ask your midwife are universal. When you find out you are pregnant you should choose an LMC (lead maternity carer) as soon as possible (see also What to do when you find out you’re pregnant). This is very important for your health and for your baby. Most women choose a midwife but you may wish to choose an obstetrician. Using an obstetrician costs approximately $5-7,000, whereas…