Ngā paetukutuku whaihua | Useful Websites

There are lots of useful websites for expectant parents and their whānau about New Zealand maternity services. A number of these websites are where you will find information about New Zealand maternity services and what a woman and her family can expect during pregnancy, labour and birth and the postnatal period until the baby is six weeks old. The Ministry of Health and the New Zealand College of Midwives' websites have wide ranging, current information on maternity services in general and on midwifery in particular.

Find Your Midwife

If you are pregnant you will need a midwife – use this site to search for midwife LMCs in your region.

New Zealand College of Midwives | Te Kāreti o ngā Waiwhakawhānau ki Aotearoa

The professional organisation for midwives in New Zealand.

Manatū Hauora | Ministry of Health

The government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.

Te Whatu Ora

Links to websites for all Te Whatu Ora local health websites, where you can find out more about maternity services in your community.

New Zealand Legislation

The authoritative source of Acts, Bills and Legislative Instruments should you want to learn about the legislation governing maternity health care.

Health and Disability Commissioner | Te Toihau Hauora, Hauātanga

Promotes and protects the rights of health and disability consumers and facilitates the fair, simple and efficient resolution of complaints.

Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal | Taraipuinara Whakatika Kaimahi Hauora

Hears and determines disciplinary proceedings brought against any health practitioners.

Te Tāhū Hauora | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality and Safety Commission works with clinicians, providers and consumers to improve health and disability support services.


Provides a range of information about having a baby, including information for expectant parents, registering a new baby, baby names and childcare costs.

Sleep on side

A public health messaging designed to provide pregnant women with vital information which may reduce the risk of stillbirth in the late stages of pregnancy.