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Welcome to NEWP, where you can find a variety of services, activities and information relevant to you as a new or expectant parent in the Waikato area.

You will find resources for mums, dads, relatives, young parents, single parents, mental health, childcare providers, parents of children with special needs, families new to the Waikato, and much more.

Feel free to browse the tabs above, or use our search box if you are looking for something specific.

This site focuses mainly on services for families in the Waikato; we have also added a few links below to general information for families that is not specifically about programmes or activities here in this region, but might be useful to new parents.

Some links to general information on conception, pregnancy and parenting that you might find useful are listed below.

Ministry of Health
Information and advice for mums and dads to be on the stages of pregnancy, nutrition, birth, baby’s first years of life and everything in between

Oh Baby NZ
Website, magazine and online community for New Zealand parents, including information, advice, links, competitions and more

Step-by-step information to help you access services for your baby provided by the NZ Government

'Find Your Midwife'
Free online service to help you find a midwife in your area (NZ-wide) who will provide you with care throughout your pregnancy and birth

Healthpoint NZ

Information and links about pregnancy, parenting, parental leave, feeding, immunisation, screening programmes, mental wellbeing, etc 

Bounty NZ
General information about conception, pregnancy, babies, birth, etc. Free sample packs, competitions and a blog written by NZ parents 

Great Fathers NZ
Helpful information and advice for new and expectant fathers on pregnancy, breastfeeding, budgeting, sex, relationships, postnatal depression and more

The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wananga o Waikato

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