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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.

Super Mama

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.


Pregnancy and Iron

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Booklets & Leaflets

Childhood Immunisation - Information for families of babies and young children. (PDF 1.9MB)

Your Pregnancy - A guide to pregnancy and childbirth in New Zealand (472KB)

Eating for Healthy Pregnant Women/Ngā Kai Totika mā te Wahine Hapū - A guide to healthy eating for pregnant women (349KB)

HIV Testing - English - Antenatal screening (PDF 191KB)

HIV Testing - Maori - Antenatal screening (PDF 111KB)

Metabolic Screening - Your newborn baby's blood test (584KB)

Down Syndrome Screening - Antenatal screening and testing for Down syndrome and other conditions - in pregnancy (533KB)

Quit Smoking - I quit smoking for baby and me (PDF 3.7MB)

Folic Acid and Iodine - Folic Acid and Neural Tube defects (PDF 253KB)

Breastfeeding App


Taranaki Maternity Quality & Safety

Pregnancy Help:
Services and support during pregnancy:
Dysplasia of the Hip:
Birthing Options:
The Pepi Shop:
Maternity Consumer Council:

Keep your baby safe during sleep -
Ministry of Health website:
Whakawhetu National SUDI prevention for Maori:
Change for our Children:
Kids Health website:

Last updated: Monday, November 18, 2019

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