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College statement: 17 October 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination

17th October, 2021

On Monday 11th  October, the government announced it would be mandating vaccination for all health workers including midwives. This decision was made in the best interests of the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.…

Media Release: Review of birth injury cover, updated Maternity Action Plan welcomed by midwives

28th September, 2021

The New Zealand College of Midwives commends the Government on its proposal to amend ACC legislation and update its Maternity Action Plan, saying the developments signify increased attention is finally being paid to women’s health.

Te Pae Christchurch targeting pre-Christmas opening

31st August, 2021

Due to the latest COVID-19 disruption, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is now aiming to hold its first events in the lead up to Christmas. The building was on track to hold its first events…

WEBINAR: Vitamin D during pregnancy, breastfeeding and infancy

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…

New Clinical Coach Role to Bolster Midwifery Workforce

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.

New Film Highlights The Importance Of Supporting Aotearoa’s World Class Midwifery Service

4th June, 2021

New Zealand midwifery is famous everywhere else except New Zealand.

Member advisory: 27th May 2021

27th May, 2021

Member advisory: 27th May 2021 Nitrate levels in drinking water: risks for pregnant women and formula-fed babies Through land uses such as farming and sewage disposal systems, nitrate, a highly soluble compound, is released into…

Use of mechanical restraints with pregnant women – policy change

19th May, 2021

The College welcomes this change in policy which follows numerous submissions on members behalf. The College will continue to work with Corrections to help them develop policies to ensure women and babies receive the best…

INVITATION – SoWMy virtual policy dialogue and report

17th May, 2021

Dear ICM Members, Please find attached the invitation to the virtual policy dialogue and launch of the State of the World’s Midwifery (SOWMy) 2021 report, that will take place virtually on 18 May 2021 from…