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Crisis Assessment and Home Treatment Service (CAHT)

Ph: 0800 505 050
Address: 193 London Street, Hamilton

24/7 and for self-presentations 
8am - 4.30 pm

Provides a single point of entry for all acute and non-acute mental health issues.  This service is available all day and every day and anyone who calls will be referred to the appropriate treatment or support service.  Can be through referrals from GP, family, friends or by self.

Child Youth and Family

Ph: 0508 326 459
Email: cyfcallcentre...

Having a large baby

Sometimes your unborn baby may be diagnosed as being large for gestational age (or large for dates), which means your midwife or doctor has felt or measured the baby to be bigger than expected for the number of weeks of pregnancy.

There is no strict definition of what a large baby is, but it generally means your baby is expected to weigh more than 4.5kg at birth.

However, whether your baby is large for you will depend upon your own individual characteristics, which are used to draw a customis...


Pre-eclampsia is a very serious complication that affects 3-7 per cent of women, usually late in pregnancy, but sometimes as early as 20 weeks. Pre-eclampsia can also occur up to two or three weeks after your baby is born.

If pre-eclampsia is not treated quickly, both your health and your baby’s health is at risk.

Who can get pre-eclampsia?Anyone can get pre-eclampsia during pregnancy and the exact cause of the condition is unknown. However, your risk is higher if you:

are having your firs...

Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM)

Your unborn baby is surrounded by a sac of amniotic fluid or ‘waters’. In most cases, this sac breaks during labour.

In two per cent (two in 100) pregnancies there is premature prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) – when your waters break before labour begins and more than three weeks before your due date.

You may notice a gush of fluid, a slow leak or a trickle from your vagina. Contact your midwife or doctor straight away if this happens.

What causes PPROM?The cause of PPROM is unknown...

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Hamilton Sexual Health is a free-to-all and confidential specialist service for people living in the Waikato.

Providing non-judging compassionate care is our core value: we know STI & HIV-related stigma and shame strongly predict harm and our aim is to make it easier for you to get help.

We provide care around STIs, HIV and a range of other sexual health issues as well as gender-affirming care. We have close links with Waikato Hospital’s infectious disease team around the ma...

Pregnancy and maternity

You’re having a baby! Here’s some helpful and straightforward information about pregnancy and the maternity services that are available to you in the Waikato.

You can also find information about pregnancy from Health Navigator New Zealand (a very good section devoted to all aspects of pregnancy) and the Ministry of Health.

Planning for your pregnancy
Important things you can do to help give your baby the best start in life.

Just found out you're pregnant?
What to do at the start of your...

Choosing a midwife (lead maternity carer)

The first step on your pregnancy journey is choosing a midwife to coordinate your maternity care. Your midwife is also known as your lead maternity carer (LMC).

When to register with a midwifeThe best time to register with a midwife is in the first trimester of pregnancy (the first 12 weeks) or as early as possible. Register with a midwife as soon as you can, to make sure you are able to access early screening to assess your health, and for you to have early access to any services you may need...


DietitiansDietitians are registered health professionals who provide specialist advice about food and nutrition to clients and those who care for them.

The clinical dietitian team at Waikato Hospital has specialist dietitians who provide services to all wards. They also provide outpatient services within both adult and paediatric areas.

Community health dietitians work with clients to provide education and support with dietary treatment. They provide services at Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and T...