Maternity publications

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

Publications

  • Infant Feeding in an Emergency.
    Published 18 December 2015
    Advice for emergency management staff on planning for and responding to infant feeding needs in an emergency. This includes the Guide for DHB Emergency Management Staff and the Roles and Responsibilities document.
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    Published 07 December 2015
    The Report on Maternity, 2014 provides health statistics about women giving birth, their pregnancy and childbirth experience, and the characteristics of live-born babies in New Zealand. The focus is on births in 2014.
  • Published 06 October 2015
    The Maternity Tables 2013 present annual health statistics about women giving birth, their pregnancy and childbirth experience, and the characteristics of the live-born babies in New Zealand. The focus is on births in 2013.
  • New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2013
    Published 10 September 2015
    The New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators present comparative maternity interventions and outcomes data for pregnant women and their babies by maternity facility and district health board region.
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    Published 02 September 2015
    This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Maternity Quality and Safety Programme, launched by the Ministry of Health in 2012.
  • Maternity Consumer Survey 2014
    Published 01 September 2015
    The Maternity Consumer Survey 2014 presents the results of two national surveys completed in 2014 and 2015: the Maternity Consumer Survey 2014 of women who had live babies and the 2015 Survey of Bereaved Women who lost a baby between 20 weeks’ pregnancy and four weeks after birth. Both surveys were carried out by Research New Zealand.
  • Published 20 July 2015
    The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) is preparing advice to the Minister of Health on requirements for informed consent for human assisted reproductive technology. ACART has prepared this consultation document as part of the process of advising the Minister and welcomes feedback on the proposed advice.
  • Report on Maternity, 2012
    Published 16 April 2015
    This report is the latest release in the Report on Maternity series, which provides health statistics about women giving birth, their pregnancy and childbirth experience, and the characteristics of live-born babies in New Zealand. The focus of this report is on women who gave birth, and the babies who were born, in 2012.
  • Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People (Aged 2–18 years)
    Published 16 February 2015
    This background paper provides evidence-based technical information and best practice recommendations on nutrition and physical activity for health practitioners working with children and young people.
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    Published 17 December 2014
    This guide gives recommendations for screening and diagnosis of probable undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes in pregnancy. It also includes recommendations for treating and managing gestational diabetes.
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