Pregnancy and maternity
You’re having a baby! Here’s some helpful and straightforward information about pregnancy and the maternity services that are available to you in the Waikato.
To book your FREE kaupapa Māori antenatal class with Hapū Wānanga, click here.
You can also find information about pregnancy from Health Navigator New Zealand (a very good section devoted to all aspects of pregnancy) and the Ministry of Health.
Planning for your pregnancy
Important things you can do to help give your baby the best start in life.
Just found out you're pregnant?
What to do at the start of your pregnancy, including finding a midwife and early pregnancy care.
Having a healthy pregnancy
How to stay healthy during pregnancy and the services available to you in the Waikato.
Information about the most common pregnancy complications and how to help you achieve the best possible outcomes.
Preparing for labour and birth
Labour and birth options in the Waikato, including where to birth, pain relief choices and information about going into labour.
After your baby has arrived
Information about postnatal care, feeding your baby, contraception, mental health and a range of services available to you and your baby.
Wahine Hapū and Pēpē
Kaupapa Māori information and services to support you during your pregnancy, birth and after your pēpē is born.