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Choices For Childbirth

The first health professional you see in your pregnancy is required to provide you with information regarding the options you have for caregivers and place of birth. Our Choices for Childbirth resource covers;

  • Where to give birth
  • Choosing a caregiver
  • What does it cost
  • Where to go for information on pregnancy, labour and birth
  • Support during labour and birth
  • Support after the baby is born
  • Your rights during pregnancy and birth

“A women’s satisfaction with her birth experience is related  more to her involvement in decision-making than to the outcome. But women need the information necessary to make informed choices and decisions” - Sarah Buckley

Copies of our Choices for Childbirth resource come to the community for free, we only charge for post and packaging.  Please see our "Order our resources" tab for more details or contact mscc on mscc@matenrity.org.nz. Choices for Childbirth is available as a hard copy in ten languages and as a PDF in Arabic, French and Traditional Chinese

If you have the ability to translate this resource into a language we do not have as yet available please email us at mscc@maternity.org.nz