Is pregnancy scan free in NZ?
Early pregnancy dating scans remain free of charge for all New Zealand Residents. Details of applicable surcharges can be found on our Prices page. To be eligible for funded pregnancy scans, you must be a New Zealand resident and you must have a valid referral form from a midwife, doctor, or specialist.
What is a dating scan for pregnancy?
A dating ultrasound or dating scan is a scan done early in pregnancy (before 12 weeks). It is usually done to check how many weeks pregnant you are and therefore to calculate the estimated due date, but it can be done for other reasons.
When should you get a dating scan?
A dating scan might be recommended before 12 weeks to confirm your due date if you are unsure of your last menstrual period or your date of conception. The scan is optional and not everyone will have it. You can discuss whether you want or need a dating scan with your doctor or midwife.
Is giving birth free in NZ?
The vast majority of babies are born in hospitals. She (or he) will see you through your whole pregnancy and will be there when youre giving birth. While maternity care in New Zealand is free, a private obstetrician will cost between $3000 and $4000.