Find out about keeping healthy and well during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Find out more on the Ministry of Health website.
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.
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.
Common pain relief options written by Dr Morgan Edwards. Click here to view the videos on the website.
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.
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.
These videos provide advice on how to breastfeed and solutions to problems you may encounter.
How to Express Breastmilk (with Mandarin subtitles)
Attaching your baby at the breast (with Mandarin subtitles)
Is your baby getting enough milk? (with Mandarin subtitles)
Increasing your milk supply
Deep latch technique
Read more about healthy eating, support services, looking after your health while pregnant, support services, newborn screening programmes and parenting help, information and courses.
You can also find out about giving birth at our hospitals, as well as support from our community midwifery and obstetric teams here.