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560 Marshland Road, Ouruhia, Christchurch 8083.
Janet Balaskas, founder of the Active Birth movement .
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.
New Zealand based agency set up to provide education and support for families on optimal child development and attachment.
Order your H2Oh Baby! Portable birth-pool kit from here.
New Zealand’s home birth website. For more information about home birth, and to find your local association.
La Leche League New Zealand, the experts in breastfeeding – by mothers for mothers.
Information on post-natal depression.
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
Information about the New Zealand College of Midwives and maternity care in New Zealand.
For information about food safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding specific to New Zealand.
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 mor
A website with useful tips on getting baby into the best position for birth
Information and support for women suffering after a traumatic birth experience.
Information about vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).
Web site devoted to water birth.
Help & support for breastfeeding.
Find breastfeeding friendly cafes and
Canterbury specific website for health
Information on SUDI, safe sleep,
breastfeeding or any other health
Te Hā – Waitaha
Free stop smoking support
A Pregnancy Incentive Programme is
available for pregnant smokers
Kimihia ngā ratonga e tika ana mā kōrua ko tō tamaiti
Find the right services for child such as registering your baby’s birth.
Information, inspiration and illumination for midwives, birth folk, women and families, from Dr Sara Wickham a midwife, author, speaker and researcher.
Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust, Haere mai, assisting Māori/women and their whānau to achieve their goals.
“Mō tatou a mō ngā uri a muri ake nei – For us and for those who will come after us”
Some of the services available in New Zealand that offer support, information and help.
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.