Your Choice Midwives

Resources

USEFUL CONTACTS

PREGNANCY

Multiple Birth Club 0800 4TWINS (0800 489 467)

Miscarriage Support Service 0800 564 722

PARENTING

National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON (0800 754 755)

Healthline 0800 611 116


Plunket Line 0800 933 922

SAFE INFANT SLEEP

http://stephaniecowan.co.nz/where-is-the-village/


Parent to Parent – special needs children 0508 236 236

OTHER RESOURCES

PREGNANCY AND BIRTH WEBSITES

Information about the New Zealand College of Midwives and maternity care in New Zealand.


Janet Balaskas, founder of the Active Birth movement .


Web site devoted to water birth.


New Zealand’s home birth website. For more information about home birth, and to find your local association.


Website of Maggie Banks, a Waikato-based midwife, educator and author. You can order her books plus others through this website.



SUPPORT TO QUIT SMOKING


Follow this link to view the progress of labour as the cervix dilates and the baby moves through the pelvis on the way to being born.





NZ Action on Pre-Eclampsia

This is a very useful website with accurate up to date information about Pre-Eclampsia.


It is essential that every pregnant woman understands a little about Pre-Eclampsia


A website with useful tips on getting baby into the best position for birth



Suppliers of The Pink Kit, a resource to give you the skills and information you need to help prepare for a natural birth with confidence.

Information about vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).



Order your H2Oh Baby! Portable birth-pool kit from here.www.h2ohbaby.co.nz


OTHER WEBSITES

For information about food safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding specific to New Zealand.

La Leche League New Zealand, the experts in breastfeeding – by mothers for mothers.




All about breastfeeding!



New Zealand based agency set up to provide education and support for families on optimal child development and attachment.



Information on post-natal depression.



Information and support for women suffering after a traumatic birth experience.



Parent to Parent is a support and information network for parents of children with special needs.



Contact details of your local Parents Centre, offering childbirth education and parenting Courses, playgroups and more.www.parentscentre.org.nz

Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)

Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction is a common issue for women during pregnancy. These sites may provide some useful information for minimising the discomfort.
http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/pubicpain.htm


http://www.pelvicjointpain.org.nz/downloads/SPD-Information%20doc.pdf


Disclaimer
The websites listed are women-friendly sites which provide more information on various aspects of childbirth. They are not endorsed by and do not necessarily represent the views of the New Zealand College of Midwives or Your Choice Midwives.

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