Environmental factors could be behind New Zealand's high rate of breast cancer.
New mothers will now have access to breastfeeding help and advice around the clock.
If you’re a woman and taking medicines for epilepsy, pain or mood regulation ACC, the Ministry of Health, the Health Quality & Safety Commission, and Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome New Zealand (FACS NZ) encourage you to talk to your doctor.
Probiotics could help women avoid postnatal depression, a New Zealand study has found.
Almost two-thirds of women fail to take the supplements recommended by the Ministry of Health when pregnant.
Expectant mothers in South Auckland will now have more choice of where to give birth and one midwife says it will help alleviate a "dire shortage" of postnatal beds in the area.
Nearly 70 primary health and family planning nurses from Invercargill to Whangarei are trialling a third level of nurse prescribing. The new limited level of prescribing rights – to be known as registered nurse prescribing in community health – is aimed at nurses currently using standing orders and is a step below the registered nurse prescribing in primary health and specialty teamswhich got underway in September last year.