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Letter to Members – Media corrections

8th January, 2019

Dear Members, In the aftermath of a member giving the media my last email to you all there has been a flurry of media reporting and I subsequently need to correct a few issues reported…

Delayed cord clamping improves brain development

6th December, 2018

Latest research demonstrates delayed cord clamping improves infant brain development.   Effects of Delayed Cord Clamping on 4-Month Ferritin Levels, Brain Myelin Content, and Neurodevelopment: A Randomized Controlled Trial Objective: To evaluate whether placental transfusion…

Q & A with MERAS Midwife on Strike

3rd December, 2018

Why are you striking? MERAS midwives are striking because our MECA expired almost 18 months ago. In that time our union has tried to engage with the DHBs to negotiate the terms and conditions of…

A Rock and a Hard Place

3rd December, 2018

Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Midwives on Strike Anna Fielder – Mother of three. Midwives on Strike Need Our Support You may have heard that midwives in the MERAS union are taking…

Please provide feedback

3rd December, 2018

Dear members A member consultation is currently underway on the GAP programme and risk assessment algorithm.  The College is keen to hear your feedback and views. Please log in and respond!

Photo competition EXTENDED

1st December, 2018

New Zealand College of Midwives Photo competition: The College is holding a photography competition seeking pictures  that capture the concept of “Partnership in action in maternity care” It should include a midwife/midwives and a woman/family…

Midwives Striking and DHB Game Playing

30th November, 2018

Statement from the NZ College of Midwives. To be attributed to Chief Executive, Karen Guilliland. The New Zealand College of Midwives is extremely disappointed in the actions of the Bay of Plenty DHB demanding more…

Caesarean Section and Health of Baby

22nd November, 2018

22/11/18 The following can be attributed to Dr Lesley Dixon, Midwifery Advisor, NZ College of Midwives: “There is no doubt that Caesarean section is an important part of maternity and birth planning for women who…

Maximum disruption for DHBs and minimal disruption for women and their babies!

22nd November, 2018

Jill Ovens, MERAS Co-Leader, talks to Radio New Zealand – see the written story here https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/376502/striking-midwives-promising-maximum-disruption

Midwives Kick Off Two Weeks of Strike Action

21st November, 2018

21 November 2018 Midwives Kick Off Two Weeks of Strike Action More than 1150 DHB-employed midwives will begin strike action tomorrow (Thursday, 22 November). Employed midwives are striking for two hours, twice a day, over…

Midwives Join Call For Better Postnatal Resourcing

21st November, 2018

Media Statement 20 November, 2018 Midwives Join Call For Better Postnatal Resourcing Midwives agree that access to high quality care for 48 hours after birth is vital to the wellbeing of mothers and babies and…

Cultural app to raise awareness among staff and community

15th November, 2018

Pronunciation of te reo Māori, cultural protocol and waiata are the main focus of a new mobile app, Āke Āke, launched this week by Auckland and Waitematā District Health Boards. Āke Āke, available now on iOS and…