Hapūtanga and birth during COVID-19

Support Group Aotearoa has created a social and emotional support group for māmā. They provide a safe space to ask questions, share and find support alongside other māmā. 

Support Group Aotearoa


Childbirth educator – Aotearoa NZ

This service provides pregnancy, birth and parenting education delivered in online and face-to-face wānanga to support whānau to make informed decisions in their parenting journey.

Childbirth educator – Aotearoa NZ


Saarah’s message to hapū māmā

Saarah, a hapū māmā, shares her supportive message to māmā like her.

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Whānau Āwhina Plunket

Whānau Āwhina Plunket hosts an online Q and A session with experienced health professionals Waikura Kamo and Keli Livingston, and Fiona Coffey from the New Zealand College of Midwives.

It covers a range of important topics, including:

  • COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
  • What midwifery services look like during COVID-19
  • What Whānau Āwhina Plunket visits looked like under the red light setting from the previous traffic light system
  • How parents or carers can prepare and look after themselves
  • What you can do to keep young pēpi and pre-schoolers safe from COVID-19.

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COVID-19 vaccine and hapūtanga

If you're hapū or planning to be, studies have shown it is safe and better for you and your baby if you have the COVID-19 vaccine. Kids Health provides some useful information and videos about the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy. 

COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy


Straight Up with Dr. Lily Fraser

Dr Lily Fraser talks with whānau about why they chose to vaccinate.  

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Siouxsie Wiles

Siouxsie shares her personal experience of making tough decisions during sensitive times. 

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Tū pakari, tū taha

Chloe Fergusson-Tibble shares why she trusts Māori doctors and the advice of hauora professionals.

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