Our pregnancy and parenting service offers support and provides advice to expectant parents. It also provides parents in need with support to ensure a healthy start for their family. 


Having a new baby can be an exciting time for a family, and with that sometimes comes fear, challenges, and some uncertainty. Our team are here to help anyone who is looking for support.

We offer:

  • Access to one-to-one education session for hapū māmā and their family.

  • Access to antenatal classes and maternal immunisation.

  • Hapū Māmā Day; a 1-stop 1-day shop with a kaupapa māori focus for all wāhine.

  • Provided with Wahakura or Pēpī Pods if required

In addition and to ensure the best start for your baby, the WRHN has the capacity to provide other services such as checking that your home is healthy and warm, providing quit smoking support and also offering advocation support to access additional support services.  


Little Buds is a child car-seat fitting service whereby whanau can access car seats to hire or purchase.  They will also fit your baby's car seat to your car for free.

Rural support is also available. Simple contact the WRHN team or the Taihape midwife team for access.



Our team offers free rāranga wānanga with hapū māmā and their families. At these wānanga, hapū māmā are not only taught to weave wahakura for their baby, but they will also learn about safe sleep in a co-sleeping environment. The wānanga is open to anyone who wishes to attend, including their whole family.

For māmā who already have wahakura, our team can provide bedding packs and can even check to ensure the bedding is fitted correctly and safely for baby.

If you or someone you know is expecting a baby and needs a little or a lot of support, don’t hesitate to contact our team on 0800 123 010.