Supporting Families, Preventing Tragedies

Other Related Resources

Links and Resources

Useful websites about maternity and general health issues

http://www.mothersmatter.co.nz/

http://www.everybody.co.nz

http://www.moh.govt.nz/maternity

http://www.nice.org.uk

 

The regulations governing the practices and payments under which Lead Maternity Carers work is found at

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/section88-maternity-notice-2007-feb07

 

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee has been tasked since 2006 with the collection and analysis of maternal and baby deaths.  Their reports are available at http://www.pmmrc.health.govt.nz

 

 

Red Flags

        RED FLAGS

  • Lack of monitoring
  • “Normalising” the abnormal
  • Lack of action/delay in getting emergency care
  • Going over due date
  • Failure to progress in labour
  • Meconium-stained liquor (waters)
  • Lengthy handover during emergency
  • Inconsistent reporting and documentation
  • Your concerns being ignored

    Click here to read more about common warning signs


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