Support Networks

Support Networks

PREGNANCY, BABIES &RELATED SUPPORT NETWORKS

There are plenty of NZ online support forums for various topics. Here are some examples:www.littlies.co.nz, www.diyfathers.com, www.mothersonline.co.nz and www.parentscentre.org.nz

Allergies

Allergy NZ Inc http://www.allergy.org.nz/ 0800 34 0800

Breastfeeding

La Leche League http://www.lalecheleague.org.nz/
Rotorua contact: Chris 345 4838
or www.moh.govt.nz/breastfeeding

 


Caesarean Birth

Local support group / online support group??
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/ (click on “Caesarean” in topic list)

Club Feet / Talipes

Contact Orthopedic Outpatients at Rotorua Hospital
or http://www.ponseti.org.uk/

Clicky Hips

Contact Orthopedic Outpatients at Rotorua Hospital
or Local support group / online support group??

Reflux

http://www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz/
or Local support group / online support group??

Home Schooling

Ministry of Education Rotorua Office: Phone 349 7399
email:enquiries.rotorua@minedu.govt.nz
or Local support group / online support group??

Home Birth

Home Birth Association www.homebirth.org.nz
Rotorua contact: Michelle Edhouse 347 2924

Immunisation

Immunisation Awareness Society:http://www.ias.org.nz/
or Rotorua Immunisation Awareness Support Group
Phone Jackie Pitman 347 8394
or www.moh.govt.nz/immunisation

Infertility and Secondary Infertility

Fertility New Zealand http://www.fertilitynz.org.nz/
Contact for Tauranga & Surrounding areas: Angela: 07 575 6898 –angela_werder@xtra.co.nz

Miscarriage Support

Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc.http://www.miscarriagesupport.org.nz/
Phone 09 378 4060

Intensive Care Premature Baby Support

Contact: currently no active support group, but if you are interested in forming one, please get in touch.

Cot Death / Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SIDS New Zealand Incorporated 0800 164 455,http://www.sidds.org.nz/
or SANDS – Still Birth and Newborn Death Support Group
0800 768 726 or Denise Gray 07 332 3807 (for Rotorua)
or New Zealand Cot Death Association Phone 09 355 1488, Fax 09 355 1489
emailnzcda@childhealth.org.nz

Postnatal Depression

Mother Matters (therapy group), Rotorua.
Contact Tina Berryman-Kamp 3484161 / 0274 326 117

Multiple Births

New Zealand Multiple Birth Associationhttp://www.nzmba.info/
or Multiple Birth Support Group, Rotorua.
Contact Belinda Heron 348 1982

Midwives (finding one)

New Zealand College of Midwives Inc.http://www.midwife.org.nz/
Phone 03 377 2732, emailnzcom@nzcom.org.nz.

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