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The Women's Health Pain Clinic is a multidisciplinary service made up of pain specialists, psychologists, physiotherapists and pain nurse specialists. We help women manage their pain.

Referral to the Pain Clinic

If you need review by the pain service, you must be under the care of a gynaecologist or an obstetrician who has access rights to Auckland District Health Board.

Please note, only referrals from specialists are accepted. This service is not a diagnostic service, so it's important that women are seen by a specialist such as a gynaecologist or obstetrician first. If you are under the care of a midwife, your midwife can refer you to an obstetrician to initiate the process.

What to expect

Your first appointment will be with both a doctor and a pain nurse specialist.

We take a multidisciplinary approach and use many different techniques to help you manage your pain. These include:

  • Pharmacology
  • Physiotherapy (including water walking)
  • Psychology

For women with pain issues in pregnancy, we aim to provide effective relief in a way that is safest for your baby. This means choosing the safest medication and ensuring we use the smallest doses necessary.

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