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Member communication 18 August 2021

18th August, 2021

Kia ora koutou members, Thank you to all members who are working to ensure that our maternity service continues to provide essential care for women and whānau during the Level 4 restrictions. This email is…

Midwife member communication 17 August 2021

18th August, 2021

Kia ora members With the announcement of the move to Alert level 4, we know we have been here before and we can do it again. Midwives are essential health care providers. Information for midwives…

CV Check: Letter to Minister

12th August, 2021

The College of Midwives has written to the Associate Minister of Health and Minister for Maternity, Hon. Dr Ayesha Verrall, to further escalate our concerns over the current Children’s Worker Safety Check process for self-employed…

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.

Covid-19 Vaccination, Pregnancy and Lactation: June 2021 update

15th June, 2021

INFORMATION SHEET Covid-19 Vaccination, Pregnancy and Lactation: June 2021 update WEBINAR (Updated 15 June 2021) New Zealand has now commenced a vaccination programme for COVID-19. Watch the webinar recording and read the information sheet for…

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…

CE Alison Eddy talks to Breakfast host Jenny-May

11th May, 2021

CE Alison Eddy with Jenny-May on Breakfast this morning highlighting many of the issues midwives are facing Click here to listen to full interview https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/overwhelmed-midwives-feel-let-down-government-failing-address-shortages 

ICM Update

10th May, 2021

During today’s United Nations Press Briefing, ICM Chief Executive, Dr. Sally Pairman highlighted the key findings from #SoWMy2021, underscoring the serious need for commitment and action from governments. #Midwives are the cost effective solution to…