Welcome to the Auckland Region of the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM), the professional organisation and recognised ‘voice’ for midwives and student midwives in New Zealand.
This website is a resource to further strengthen our role, our visibility and the partnership between midwives and the women who choose our care in the greater Auckland area. Our site refers specifically to the NZCOM Auckland Region and is a valuable communication platform for members to follow the direction of our professional organisation, keep abreast of current information, education and continuing education, share news and views, and celebrate our many successes.
The Auckland Region Committee can be contacted via this site in relation to their role as representatives of the region regarding midwifery and consumer issues. The Auckland region has the highest number of births, consequently we have the greatest number of midwives working across the region. We are proud to live in, work in, and contribute to an incredibly diverse, youthful, multi-cultural population. Half of our women identify with two or more ethnicities and around 10% of women have English as a second language.
For women we offer information about midwives and maternity services, a link to support networks, and opportunities to better understand how we, and our babies, fit into the New Zealand health system.
Midwives are free, publicly funded and are fully integrated in the hospital and community maternity system.
To see if you are eligible for free maternity care click on the following Ministry of Health link http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/maternity