While you were in the hospital
Baby undergoes some checks and screening after its arrival. You can also get advice on breastfeeding, safe sleep for baby and bathing your newborn.
Further protection for your baby
Tips on breastfeeding your baby and how to get help if needed.
Safe Sleep for Baby
Follow the P.E.P.E. guidelines for ensuring your baby sleeps safely
Well Child Services
All NZ babies are entitled to free Well Child services. Make sure your baby is registered with a service in your area.
All babies are different but each one needs to form a warm and secure relationship with its carer(s).
Looking after Mum
Caring for a baby can be exhausting and hard work. There are ways of getting and giving back to YOU – for both your sakes.
Fathers play a special role in the lives of their families. Find out what support is available to help you make the most of this time with your baby.
Family Planning after Pregnancy
Check what contraception options are available to you and how to access these to help with planning your family.
Postnatal Health Checks at Home
Your midwife will visit you for six weeks after your pregnancy to ensure you and your baby’s health and safety.