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Time to 'treat her right'

Kiwi women and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions have joined together to create a campaign calling on the government for equal pay.

Add your voice at http://www.treatherright.co.nz/

This section of the website is designed specially for women. Here you can find out about midwives and the services they offer. You can also find information about the maternity service in New Zealand and the care you can expect to receive from your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC).

Support services can be very helpful in pregnancy and afterwards. A number of consumer groups and community support agencies are listed. We have also included links to other websites that offer information about pregnancy and parenting.


Looking for a midwife? Visit findyourmidwife.co.nz

Provide feedback for your midwife - click here

Celebrate your midwife on International Day of the Midwife - May 5th, view and share the videos on this page that show the partnership model of care we have in New Zealand.

Fighting for change in women's health

More women should be encouraged to give birth at midwife led units rather than traditional labour wards, says NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence UK). Read more...

Midwifery Factsheets

A series of factsheets explaining how midwives are educated and how the profession works in New Zealand has been produced by the New Zealand College of Midwives as part of our public education programme.

The following factsheets are available to download: Education of New Zealand Midwives, Quality of Midwifery Care in New Zealand and How New Zealand Midwives Work

Check out these two beautiful birth journeys