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31st May, 2022

Media Release 31 May 2022 The decision not to close the last non-hospital (primary) birthing facility in Christchurch until at least mid-next year is a “temporary relief” for women and midwives. St George’s Hospital has…

Statement from St George’s Hospital – maternity services to remain open

31st May, 2022

31 May 2022 Statement from Blair Roxborough, St George’s Hospital Chief Executive. St George’s Hospital will endeavour to maintain safe maternity services for the duration of the existing contract with the Canterbury District Health Board…

Midwives Blindsided by Immigration List and Apprenticeship Funding Announcements

12th May, 2022

Media Release 12 May 2022                                                             …

College of Midwives Supports Midwives Petition 100%

28th March, 2022

Media Release 28 March 2022 The petition launched on Friday by Rata Midwives to save Christchurch’s only remaining primary maternity service, has the full backing of the College of Midwives. The College’s Chief Executive, Alison…

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa Seminars

21st March, 2022

PADA have released dates for their seminar series. Please see their website for details and registrations. https://pada.nz/events/ 

Russian Attack on Hospital in Mariupol

10th March, 2022

10 March 2022 The following can be attributed to the College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy: The New Zealand College of Midwives is alarmed and deeply saddened by the Russian strike of a maternity and…

Latest research findings show ARRIVE trial changed practice but didn’t change predicted outcomes in relation to incidence of caesarean section or preeclampsia

9th February, 2022

Elective Induction of Labor in Nulliparas: has the ARRIVE trial changed obstetric practices and outcomes? In 2018, the ARRIVE trial (Grobman et al. N Engl J Med. 2018) reported that 39-week elective labor induction in…

Open letter to Minister Hipkins

8th February, 2022

The New Zealand College of Midwives (the College) is the professional association for midwifery in Aotearoa and represents almost every practising midwife in Aotearoa. The College has been proactive in promoting Covid-19 vaccination to midwives and pregnant women and people throughout 2021 and considers that vaccination is our best line of defence against Covid-19.

Call for Abstracts

1st February, 2022

Joan Donley Midwifery Research Forum Call for Abstracts. The Joan Donley research forum will be held on Friday 18 November 2022 in Tauranga. This forum provides an opportunity for midwives and others to share ideas,…