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Maternity care for COVID-19 positive women

Having COVID-19 can be a worrying time, especially if you are pregnant or have a new baby. It is important that you are prepared to isolate at home if you or someone in your house tests positive for Covid 19. See detail information about preparation here.

Does COVID-19 affect my pregnancy?

Being pregnant increases your chances of becoming more unwell with COVID 19 than if you were not pregnant. You are also more at risk of having a pregnancy complication such as a blood clot or high blood pres...

Immunisation

... children's (paediatric) version of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Check your immunisation schedule for all vaccines?
The National Immunisation Schedule is the series of vaccines that are offered free to babies, children, adolescents and adults.

For more information visit New Zealand’s Immunisation Schedule, contact your GP or local pharmacy, or Freephone 0800 220 250.

Where to go for your vaccination?

You can get your vaccination from GPs, some pharmacies and other healthcare providers.

Our ...

First trimester scanning

... elsewhere and this can be life-threatening for the mother.

Do you have to have scans?Scans are often thought of as a routine and expected part of pregnancy care. However, like all medical investigations the test should only be performed if it will provide information that will improve the outcome for you and/or your baby.

Scans, like all other tests in pregnancy, are offered to you. You don’t have to agree to have any particular test done. It is your choice, and your right to say no. It is a...

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11-year-olds?

... have about your child’s needs including accessibility, free transport options, or any effects the vaccine may have on your child. 

Call: 0800 28 29 26 and push 2 
Free text: 8988
Email: accessiblecovidvaccinations@whakarongorau.nz
Where can I get more information?
For more information and links to research, visit health.govt.nz/CovidVaccineKids, Karawhiua, Ministry for Pacific Peoples and https://covid19.govt.nz/tamariki  

If you have questions about the vaccine, talk to a trained advisor on...

Where to have your postnatal care

... your midwife. 

Your midwife will then visit you within 24 hours of your discharge from hospital or a primary birthing centre, and continue caring for you with 7-10 home visits (more if needed) during the six weeks following birth.

Here is some more information about your postnatal stay choices.

Home birthIf you birth at home, whether planned or unplanned, you can choose to remain at home – unless your midwife assesses that you or your baby should be transferred to the Waikato Hospital post...