Pregnancy support

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.

Te Rito Ora
A free community-based service that provides breastfeeding support and nutrition advice for all mothers and babies who live in Counties Manukau. Phone 0800 435 723 (Mon–Fri 8am5pm) or email

The Trust Tararua
A one-stop shop for supporting families through pregnancy, parenting, and family challenges for people living in the Tararua area. Phone 06 376 7608 or email

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.