The Maternity Services Consumer Council produces well researched submissions on various topics surrounding maternity and child health. We also correspond with the Minister of Health and DHB maternity managers to advocate on behalf of birthing mothers and their families/whanau.

As part of our advocacy for woman and their families we support and promote the maternity manifesto to encourage positive change in our maternity system. For more information please visit


Submission – MSCC to the Inquiry into Preventing Child Abuse – 2012

Submission – MSCC on THE GREEN PAPER for Vulnerable Children – 2012

Submission – MSCC’s NZ Maternity Standards – 2011