Women and their families can require additional health and social services during pregnancy and parenthood. The women and her baby are at the centre of care and her maternity team may consist of a variety of services available depending on their needs.

Additional hospital services may include:

  • Obstetric and paediatric specialists
  • Pukenga Hauora cultural support services
  • Diabetes teams, counselling
  • Physiotherapy
  • Mental health liaison support and other hospital services.

Within the community midwives work with Plunket, Tamariki Ora services, General Practice, social workers, breastfeeding support groups, postnatal depression support network and other community based groups which support and promote the health and wellbeing of women and their families.