Pregnancy, birth and babycare
|Informed choice leaflets for pregnant women and professionals on a range of subjects including breech and waterbirths. Scroll to bottom of screen to see 26 informed choices leaflets.||www.choicesforbirth.org|
|New Zealand Plunket Society - Plunket nurses provide information and support to parents of children under 5, including well-child checks at 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, 9 months, 15 months, 2 years, 3 years and 5 years.
Local Central Plunket contact: 15 Richmond Street, Hamilton.
Ph 839 3982
|New Zealand College of Midwives - midwives professional body. Lots of good information about midwives and midwifery in New Zealand||www.midwife.org.nz|
|Maternity Services in New Zealand - consumer information and support, especially if you are unhappy with the services you have received.||www.maternity.org.nz|
|The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) is a nationwide organisation based at the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland.
We provide New Zealanders with a local source of independent, factual information regarding vaccine-preventable disease and the benefits and risks of immunisation
|Family Planning - information on contraception choices||www.theword.org.nz|
|Parents Centre - an amazing support centre for parents by parents and provide ante-natal education, breastfeeding information, new baby education classes and on-going playgroup/coffee morning type groups.
Local contact: Parents Place, 87 Boundary Rd, Hamilton.
Ph 855 7517
|Breastfeeding help and support
La Leche League is an international support system, set up in the 1950's to help women who wanted to successfully breastfeed their babies. It is a mother-to-mother support system with monthly meetings which discuss different aspects of breastfeeding and parenting. Trained volunteer breastfeeding counsellors (called leaders) are also available for 1-to-1 phone or personal help.
The website has lots of information, and can also connect to the world site, which is even bigger!
|World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action||www.waba.org.my/|
|Jack Newman (paediatrician), founder of breastfeeding clinic Toronto Sick children Hosp.
Very worthwhile site, lots of good info to give to women, no copyright.
|World Health Organisation||www.who.org|
|Dr Thomas Hale Breastfeeding pharmacology page||neonatal.ttuhsc.edu/lact/|
|Everything about breastfeeding!||www.borstvoeding.com/abon/bf-resources.html|
|Evidence based info on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting||www.kellymom.com|
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