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Maternity staff care for Takanini local mum and newborn like family

Finding out you're pregnant 11,000 kilometres away from home may be a daunting experience, but it was the complete opposite for 28-year-old Takanini local Maneet Kaur who was back in her hometown Bangalore, India attending her sister’s wedding. “It was an exciting time for my husband and I.

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CM Health recognises International Infant and Baby Loss Awareness Day

For many families facing the nightmare of losing a baby Debbie Davies, Counties Manukau Health’s Perinatal Loss Midwife walks the trail of grief with them and it was one difficult conversation three years ago that spurred her to seek a service at Middlemore that would formally acknowledge International Infant and...

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Alcohol free pregnancies at heart of FASD Awareness

Latest News - 09 September 2019 | Encouraging women to have alcohol-free pregnancies to prevent their babies from developing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is at the heart of FASD Awareness Day today, supported by Counties Manukau Health (CM Health).

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Nod for baby friendly approach to breastfeeding

Latest news 1 April 2019 | Counties Manukau Health has been recognised for its efforts towards encouraging breastfeeding. Middlemore Hospital has recently celebrated recertification as a Baby Friendly Hospital, while CM Health’s three primary birthing units celebrate their recertification today (April 1).

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