Other helpful links
New Zealand College of Midwives
New Zealand College of Midwives is the professional organisation for midwives. The website includes information for women on maternity services, how to find a midwife and how to provide feedback on your care.
Nelson Bays Primary Health
Nelson Bays Primary Health is the Primary Health Organisation (PHO) for Nelson and Tasman. If you need information about General Practice – finding a GP, primary health nurses, community health services, immunisation, smoking cessation services in your community visit the Be Well website.
Marlborough Primary Health Organisation (Kimi Hauora Wairau)
Marlborough Primary Health Organisation (Kimi Hauora Wairau) funds and co-ordinates Primary Healthcare Services in the Marlborough community. If you are wanting information on finding a GP, smoking cessation services or other health services visit their website.
National Screening Unit
Screening tests for you during pregnancy and for your baby. During pregnancy you will be offered a variety of screening tests and ultrasound scans. After your baby is born it is recommended your baby has a hearing test and a heel prick blood test to screen for metabolic disorders. Visit the National Screening Unit website for information on tests and scans during pregnancy and tests for your baby after it’s born.
The Maternity Services Consumer Council
The Maternity Services Consumer Council is a consumer-based organisation made up of almost 100 community groups with an interest in the provision of maternity services.
La Leche League
La Leche League provides help and support for breastfeeding mothers. The organisation also has a wide range of reading material on breastfeeding. Contact can be made either before or after your baby is born.
Parents Centres New Zealand Inc
Parents Centres New Zealand Inc provide antenatal education programmes and support for new parents.
0800 933 922
24 hrs a day, 7 days a week
PlunketLine is a separately funded and managed organisation. Your PlunketLine call will be answered by a Plunket Nurse, who is a registered nurse.
24 hours, 365 days
Well Child advice
0800 611 116
For free information and advice, funded by the Ministry of Health.
The Healthline call centre is staffed by registered nurses who provide parenting advice, child health promotion and health education.
Home Birth Aotearoa is the national organisation representing the many local home birth associations throughout Aotearoa /New Zealand. Home Birth Aotearoa supports and celebrates home birth.
Trauma and Birth Stress
Trauma And Birth Stress (TABS) is a charitable trust that serves as a support group of mothers. We have experienced stressful and traumatic pregnancies or births that affected our lives negatively for months or years afterwards. We formed TABS to make Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) known as a form of mental illness that can happen following childbirth, but quite distinct from the Baby Blues, Post Natal Depression (Post Partum Depression) and Post Natal Psychosis.
- MUM 2 BE Information on how to access 0800 686 223 maternity services and what you are entitled to receive
- Work and Income Information on whether you 0800 559 009 qualify for financial help
- Inland Revenue Information on family assistance 0800 227 773 Department (IRD) and parental tax credits
- Department of Labour Information on parental leave 0800 800 863
- Quitline Advice on giving up smoking 0800 778 778 (Quit - Me Mutu)
- Healthline Advice about your baby 0800 611 116
- Health and Disability Help with complaints about the 0800 112 233 Commissioner care you received or visit their website: www.hdc.org.nz
- Mothers Matter - Mothersmatter.co.nz
Page last updated: 07/10/2016