If you’re having a baby, you want to give them the best possible start in life.
Seek maternity care as soon as you think you’re pregnant – call 0800 Mum2Be for a list of Lead Maternity Carers in your area, or see Your Lead Maternity Carer.
Pregnancy Counselling Services
Call the Pregnancy Counselling Services helpline on 0800 PREGNANT (0800 772 462)
New Zealand College of Midwives
The professional organisation for New Zealand midwives.
New Zealand Multiple Birth Association
An organisation providing information and advice for the parents of twins or multiples.
Home Birth Aotearoa
A national organisation supporting and providing information about home births.
Mothers and Midwives Association
An Auckland-based maternity group whose website includes lots of information to help you plan your maternity care.
Maternity Services Consumer Council
Information on how maternity care is provided in New Zealand and what your options are.
In this section
- It’s always important to eat healthy food, but especially during pregnancy. Find out how to make sure you get the nutrition you need to protect your health and the health of your baby. Read more
- Many women experience sickness or nausea during pregnancy. Learn more about dealing with vomiting in pregnancy. Read more