Power to Protect. Never, ever shake a baby
First Aid for Infant Choking - New Zealand Red Cross
How to Give Baby CPR - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance
Baby Movements inside the womb.
#movementsmatter campaign challenges dangerous myths about baby movement during pregnancy, and gives mums-to-be the facts about what to do when they experience reduced fetal movements.
The video features a Māori super hero named Super Mama, who offers important advice to pregnant mothers in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy and beyond.
Super Mama’s five top tips
Top Tip – Tahi
Every Super Mama needs a midwife to make pregnant life a whole lot easier. Find a midwife as soon as you find out you’re pregnant, they know everything about pregnancy! There are midwives available in Taranaki all the way around our māunga. For more information check out these websites to find yourself a midwife now.
Top Tip – Rua
Super Mamas can take supplements during their pregnancy, including iodine and folic acid that support their Super-Pepe’s brains. Your midwife will explain this to you.
Top Tip – Toru
Having a baby can be stressful and emotional, but don’t worry, it’s just the hormones. Talk to your midwife, whānau or friends, and remember, it's ok to ask for help.
Top Tip – Wha
Avoid unhealthy habits during your pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. No smoking, drinking or drugs. Your Pepe doesn’t want that - Auahi Kore whānau!
Top Tip – Rima
Eat healthy and keep fit and active during your pregnancy. It’s important to eat the right kai so go the fruit, vegetables and the wai. Look after yourself wahine ma, move that body! Go for a hikoi and monitor your weight gains.
Booklets & Leaflets
Pregnancy Help: www.pregnancyhelp.org.nz
Services and support during pregnancy: www.health.govt.nz/your-health/pregnancy-and-kids/services-and-support-during-pregnancy
Dysplasia of the Hip: www.healthline.com/health/developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
Birthing Options: www.activebirthtaranaki.org.nz/birth-options
The Pepi Shop: www.changeforourchildren.co.nz/shop
Maternity Consumer Council: www.maternity.org.nz
Keep your baby safe during sleep -
Ministry of Health website: www.health.govt.nz
Whakawhetu National SUDI prevention for Maori: www.whakawhetu.co.nz
Change for our Children: www.changeforourchildren.co.nz
Kids Health website: www.kidshealth.org.nz/safe-sleep-your-baby
Last updated: Monday, November 18, 2019