Pregnancy video weeks 0 to 14 weeks of pregnancy

Find out about keeping healthy and well during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. 

Find out more on the Ministry of Health website.


SUDI prevention

Safe Sleep Day

For Safe Sleep Day, our team has collated stories from Safe Sleep educators and those committed to whānau and mokopuna ora. Our team acknowledges the mahi those are doing across the sector to ensure knowledge is shared in a way which strengthens te mana o te whānau.

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Never shake a baby

Never, ever shake a baby. Never leave a baby alone with anyone who may lose control. A single moment of losing control may damage a baby forever. Babies can die if they are shaken.

If you ever think your baby has been hurt, call 111. Don’t let fear or pride stand in your way. It could save your baby’s life.

Visit Kidshealth website to learn more about how find out more.

Look at You - Aroha Atu, Aroha Mai

Babies are social and communicate right from birth. This video supports parents, whaanau and those working with babies to understand their social and emotional needs in the first three months of life. 

The video is based on ‘Getting To Know You’ by Australian, Dr Bijou Blick and has been adapted for our New Zealand population.  Visit the Counties Manukau website for versions of this video in Maori, Samoa, Tongan Cook Island Maori and Niuean.

Your labour pain relief choices – a guide for New Zealand women 

Common pain relief options written by Dr Morgan Edwards. Click here to view the videos on the website.

Sleep on side from 28 weeks pregnant video

It is recommended that women who are pregnant sleep on their side from 28 weeks of pregnancy this aims to reduce the risk of late stillbirth.

Visit the website for further information and downloadable PDFs.  

Movements matter

Contact your midwife (or specialist doctor) straight away if once you are regularly feeling your baby move, your baby moves less than usual or you cannot feel your baby move at all.

Find out more on the Ministry of Health website.

Last updated 25 June 2021.