Support services and information about pregnancy for women throughout NZ.
Christchurch Multiple Birth Club
Freephone 0800 4 TWINS. Run by parents of multiples to support parents of multiples.
Maternity Services Consumer Council
Phone (09) 520 5314. A consumer organisation that promotes the rights of women throughout the birthing cycle. Contains information on how maternity care is provided in New Zealand and the options available to women.
Ministry of Health NZ - pregnancy services
Freephone 0800 855 066. Information for pregnant women regarding which free and subsidised maternity-related services they are eligible for.
Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc.
Phone (09) 378 4060. Provides advice regarding grieving and tips about helping others who have experienced miscarriage. Also includes books, helpful resources, personal stories, information for men, suggestions from health professionals and more.
Pregnancy Help NZ
Practical support and advice to prepare for parenthood – te tautoko me te tohutohu awhina mō te mātuatanga. Also has contact details for pregnancy help branches around NZ, frequently asked questions, news, events, pregnancy tests, counselling, drop-in centres, birthing/parenting support programs, home/hospital visits and more.
Salvation Army NZ – Bethany Centre
Phone (04) 384 4713 or see their list of contact numbers. The last remaining Salvation Army maternity centre. And although it is no longer a hospital, its role has remained the same as it was 110 years ago—to educate and support young, single pregnant women and those with newborn babies.
Well Women Franklin
Phone 021 1588 134. Support for women and families in the Franklin region that are experiencing or at-risk of experiencing ante or post-natal distress, including baby and child-birth related anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. Includes a peer support group guided by trained facilitators, also provides telephone support, a low-cost counselling service and in-home support to women and families who are in distress.