Weiti Midwives Hibiscus Coast Auckland

Weiti Midwives

Weiti Midwives

Weiti Midwives

Helpful Resources

Own your birth

Your pregnancy is unique and we are here to provide information and support so that you can make the best decisions for yourself, your baby and your family during this rite of passage.

“We believe women who take responsibility for their own pregnancy and birth, and positively prepare for the adventure will have a more satisfying birth.”

In New Zealand you can choose an independant Midwife, Community Midwife, General Practitioner or private Obstetrician as your Lead Maternity Carer, and you can change your LMC during your pregnancy if you wish. Find a provider you trust.

Website links

Antenatal and Birth Preparation

Attachment Parenting Theory: www.attachmentparenting.org

Bella Mama – Yoga and Massage: www.bellamama.co.nz

Health Point – North Shore Hospital: www.healthpoint.co.nz

Elementa – Yoga: www.elementa.co.nz

Active Movement in Water During Pregnancy – Good exercises for pregnant women: www.swimmingnz.org.nz

The Parents Centre – Antenatal and parenting classes: www.parentscentre.org.nz

Depression in pregnancy and postnatal: www.mothersmatter.co.nz

Mother Risk – Medication risks and safety in prenancy and breastfeeding: www.motherisk.org


Water Birth: www.waterbirth.org

Michel Odent: www.wombecology.com

Parenting, Breastfeeding, Postnatal and Newborn

Ask Lenore: www.asklenore.info

Zero to Three: www.zerotothree.org

Breastfeeding Support: www.kellymom.com

La Leche League – Breastfeeding Support: www.lalecheleague.org.nz

Plunket: www.plunket.org.nz

Trauma and Birth Stress: www.tabs.org.nz

Postnatal Distress Support Network NZ: www.postnataldistress.org.nz

Raising Children Network – Newborn, parenting info: www.raisingchildren.net.au

The Sleep Store – Info on newborn sleep: www.thesleepstore.co.nz

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI aka SIDS): www.plunket.org.nz

Downloadable Ministry of Health Information Pages



After Birth


Pregnancy 0 to 14 weeks

Pregnancy 14 to 30 weeks

Pregnancy 30 weeks onwards

Screening tests and scans: weeks 0 – 14

Screening tests and scans: weeks 14 – 30

Screening and other tests and scans: week 30 onwards

Diabetes in pregnancy

Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Immunisation for Pregnant Women


Checking your baby at birth and soon after

Labour and Birth

After Birth

Keeping baby safe in bed: the first 6 weeks

Keeping baby safe in bed: 6 weeks to 6 months

Keeping baby safe in bed: 6 weeks to 12 months


Coping with a crying baby

Checking your baby at birth and soon after

Week 1 after the birth

After the birth: weeks 2–4

After the birth: weeks 4-6