Resources For Pregnant Women
These resources can all be accessed from the Ministry of Health website:
Alcohol and Pregnancy
When you Drink so Does Your Baby
Originally produced by Alcohol Healthwatch, this pamphlet provides information on the serious issue of alcohol and pregnancy, with humorous baby cartoons by artist Dick Frizzell.
HIV Testing During Pregnancy
Pregnant? Worried About HIV/AIDS?
This horizontal narrow poster advises about HIV testing in pregnancy, giving the good news that there is treatment to reduce the risk of HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) passing to a baby from a pregnant woman infected with the virus.
National Immunisation Register (NIR)
All babies born in NZ are registered with the National Immunisation Register. This link provides detailed information on the NIR.
Information for parents about breast milk alternatives.
Maternity Services Consumer Council
Midwifery Council of New Zealand
New Zealand Multiple Birth Association
Eating for Healthy Pregnant Women
Parental Leave, Department of Labour
Postnatal Depression and Related Conditions
Pregnancy Counselling Services
Rubella & Women
This leaflet outlines the risks of rubella (German measles) in pregnancy on the unborn child, and gives guidance on rubella immunity.
Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme
This service is designed to provide early identification of newborns that are affected by certain congenital metabolic disorders. Screening your newborn for all these disorders is strongly recommended, but it is not compulsory.
Antenatal Screening for Down Syndrome
Antenatal screening can estimate for each woman, her chance of having a child with Down syndrome.
Nicotine replacement therapy for a Smokefree Pregnancy
Well Child/ Tamariki Ora Services