Support Groups For New Parents

Support Groups For New Parents

There is a wide range of groups in New Zealand which offer support and/or information for new parents. Each has its own special focus.

Father and Child Trust

Father and child websiteThe Father and Child Trust offers information and support for new or expecting fathers about a range of topics including trauma and post natal issues.


Home Birth Aotearoa

Home birth websiteHome Birth Aotearoa is a national organisation representing the many local associations throughout New Zealand. 


Teen Parent Schools

Teen parent websiteIf you are a teenager and pregnant, or already have a baby, Teen Parent Units (TPUs) based around New Zealand can offer you a unique educational opportunity. 


Neonatal Trust

Neonatal Trust website

Every year approximately 10% of all babies are born prematurely in New Zealand. The Neonatal Trust provides support for families of premature or sick full-term babies. 


Trauma And Birth Stress 

TABS website

Trauma And Birth Stress (TABS) is a support group of mothers who have had stressful and traumatic pregnancies or births.


Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support 

Sands website

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support (SANDS) is a parent-run, non-profit organisation supporting parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby.


Multiple Birth Association

Lots of support is available for parents of multiples from community organisations. Many community organisations, including multiple birth clubs, offer support in a range of ways to parents of multiples.


Neonatal Unity for Mothers and Babies 

Numb websiteNeonatal Unity for Mothers and Babies (NUMB) advocates for mothers with premature and very sick newborns. 


This page last reviewed 15 June 2018.
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