Welcome to the official site of the New Zealand College of Midwives, the professional organisation for midwives.
The College is governed by a National Board comprising a number of nominated and elected representatives from throughout New Zealand. Representatives include rural midwives, urban midwives, educators, students, consumers, Māori midwives and birthing women.
14th July, 2021
A mid-winter update on vitamin D during pregnancy and infancy. The webinar looks at physiology, consequences and prevention of vitamin D deficiency, who is recommended to have vitamin D supplementation, and prescribing for women and…Read Article
14th July, 2021
The launch of a range of new midwifery initiatives is a step in the right direction for a workforce that is stretched to breaking point in some regions of Aotearoa.Read Article
We are excited to welcome you to Christchurch/Ōtautahi, for our 16th Biennial National Conference to be held at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Please note change of dates, the Conference will now be held on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 November 2021.Click here for more information
As a member of the College you have the opportunity to contribute to all the representations the College makes to government, health organisations, consumer groups and the public.
The College encourages and values individual member input very highly. You can also take an active role in supporting your local and regional midwifery community including joining with consumers and their organisations to support initiatives that enhance the lives of mothers and babies.
The Find your Midwife website, created by the New Zealand College of Midwives to help women to find a midwife they can work with best.
The MMPO was established by the New Zealand College of Midwives in 1997 to provide its LMC (Lead Maternity Carer) midwives with a supportive practice management and quality practice system, enabling high quality continuity of care for women throughout New Zealand.
MERAS, a dedicated union for midwives, now represents over 90% of midwives employed in hospitals and maternity units. MERAS has a DHB/MERAS MECA and CEAs with several non-DHB maternity units. MERAS is affiliated to the College of Midwives and provides a strong voice for employed midwives.