Maternity publications

Standards, guidelines and other useful publications on maternity services in New Zealand.

Publications

  • Published 02 September 2007
    The government has funded the Ministry of Health to develop a national breastfeeding promotion campaign to improve breastfeeding rates and duration, especially for high-need groups, and Māori and Pacific peoples who have lower rates of breastfeeding than the non-Māori and non-Pacific population.
  • Published 06 August 2007
    Breastfeeding is key to providing the best start for New Zealand infants and it is important for both mother and baby’s health. Following a review of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes in New Zealand, the Ministry has prepared a single, standard reference document which now includes the Code of Practice for Health Workers in New Zealand and the New Zealand Infant Formula Marketers’ Association Code of Practice for the Marketing of Infant Formula.
  • Published 02 July 2007
    This is the fifth in the series of annual data analysing New Zealand maternity services. It contains information on the outcomes, availability and utilisation of maternity services for women who gave birth in New Zealand in 2004.
  • Published 02 May 2007
    This document provides a guide to the Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007 (the Notice). This document is designed to assist providers of primary maternity services in understanding the Notice and how this Notice has changed from the current Section 88 Notice for Maternity Services issued in 2002 (the 2002 Notice).
  • Published 02 April 2007
    Antenatal Down Syndrome Screening in New Zealand 2007 is the result of work carried out by the Antenatal Down Syndrome Screening Advisory Group. The Advisory Group was convened as part of a review of the current practice of antenatal screening for Down syndrome carried out by the National Screening Unit.
  • Published 02 March 2007
    This report presents the analysis of submissions received for the Review of the Maternity Facility Access Agreement, and recommended action resulting from consultation.
  • Published 01 September 2004
    Eleven action points which will provide a framework for refining and strengthening New Zealand's interpretation of the World Health Organization's International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, have been agreed by the Ministry of Health.
  • Published 01 July 2004
    This is the third in the series of annual data analysing New Zealand maternity services. It contains information on the outcomes, availability and utilisation of maternity services for women who gave birth in New Zealand in 2002.
  • Published 01 April 2003
    This is the second in the series of annual data analysing New Zealand maternity services. It contains information on the outcomes, availablity and utilisation of maternity services for women who gave birth in New Zealand in 2000 and 2001.
  • Published 02 November 2002
    The outcome expected from this Breastfeeding Action Plan is an overall improvement in the breastfeeding rates of Maori and Pacific peoples, and an overall increase in the breastfeeding rate of other New Zealanders.
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