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Birth and pregnancy Pamphlets

Ultrasound scans during pregnancy
This pamphlet includes information on what ultrasound is used for, the benefits and ethical and medical concerns, experts' views and useful contact groups

Vitamin K does my new baby need it?
This pamphlet gives information to help you make a decision about whether to give Vitamin K to your new baby. It explains the benefits and the possible risks.

Third Stage of Labour
This pamphlet gives information to help women make an informed choice about physiological care or active management of the third stage of labour.


Midlife Pamphlets

BreastScreen Aotearoa More about breast screening and the National Breast Screening Programm

You and Your Health Records - Your Rights Under the Privacy Act

Recommended Medical Investigations & Treatments for Fibroids Information for women

 

Ultrasound scans during pregnancy - Produced by Womens Health Action (WHA)

This pamphlet provides information to help parent's s make decisions about ultrasound scans in pregnancy. It is regularly updated based on medical and research findings. The most recent update was in 2007

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Contents

  • What is ultrasound?
  • When is routine ultrasound screening carried out?
  • What is ultrasound used for?
    • Routine Screening
    • Social Uses of Ultrasound
    • Medical Uses of Ultrasound
    • Fetal Nuchal Translucency (NT) Screening
  • Benefits of ultrasound
  • Concerns about ultrasound
  • Ultrasound scans during pregnancy
  • Ethical concerns about ultrasound
  • Women's reactions to ultrasound
  • What the experts say about routine ultrasound
  • Useful contact groups
  • References

 


Vitamin K does my new baby need it? - Produced by WHA

This pamphlet gives information to help youmake a decision about whether to give Vitamin K to your new baby. It explains the benefits and the possible risks.


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Contents

  • Vitamin K - does my new baby need it?
  • IT'S YOUR CHOICE
  • What is Vitamin K?
  • What is Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB)?
  • Which babies are at risk of VKDB?
  • What about Vitamin K in breast milk?
  • What about Vitamin K in infant formula milk?
  • So why give extra Vitamin K to babies?
  • How is Vitamin K given?
  • Is Vitamin K safe?
  • Vitamin K by mouth or injection?
  • WHat about natural alternatives?
  • Signs of VKDB
  • What NZ Health Professionals recommend
  • Key Points
  • References

 

Third Stage of Labour - Making an informed choice about physiological care or active management - Produced by WHA

This pamphlet gives information to help women make an informed choice about physiological care or active management of the third stage of labour.

Contents:

  • Active management or physiological care?
  • The third stage of labour
  • Physiological care of the third stage of labour
  • Active management of the third stage of labour
  • Routine active management
  • Possible risks of active management
  • Assessing the evidence
  • Delayed cord-clamping
  • Important things to consider
  • Things to discuss with your midwife or doctor

 

   

Cervical Screening: A Guide for Women in New Zealand -Produced by The National Screening Unit

This booklet is available free throughout New Zealand/Aotearoa from The National Screening Unitand available online at: http://www.nsu.govt.nz/Files/NCSP/NCSPdetailedbooklet.pd

Introduction
Section One - Having a cervical smear test
What is cervical screening?
How often should you have a cervical smear test?
Benefits of three-yearly cervical screening
When should you have cervical smear tests more often?
Who should have cervical smear tests?
Where do you go for cervical smear tests?
Where can you find a female cervical smear taker?
Having a cervical smear test if you are disabled
How much will a cervical smear test cost?
When should you have a cervical smear test?
How is a cervical smear test done?
How do you know when your next cervical smear test is due?
When and how will you get the results of your cervical smear tests?
How effective is a cervical smear test?
Testing of cervical smear samples
Results of cervical smear tests
What does an abnormal result mean?
Colposcopy
Treatment for abnormal cervical cells
Section Two - Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer
What causes cervical cell changes and cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer in New Zealand
Section Three - The National Cervical Screening Programme
The National Cervical Screening Programme
The National Cervical Screening Programme Register
How can you tell if the National Cervical Screening Programme is working well?
Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights
How do you make a complaint about any part of the programme?
Privacy Code
Glossary

 

Recommended Medical Investigations & Treatments for Fibroids Information for women - Prepared by Women's Health Action for the National Health Committee. July 2001

This pamphlet is currently only available online by clicking on the following link http://www.nzgg.org.nz/download/files/Fibroids_pamphlet.pdf


Includes:
  • What are fibroids?
  • What causes fibroids?
  • Symptoms of fibroids
  • Diagnosing fibroids
  • Methods of diagnosing fibroids
  • Treatment of fibroids
  • Medical treatments
  • Medical treatments that don't work
  • Surgical treatments
  • New treatments - surgical and non-surgical
  • Complementary treatments
  • Glossary
  • Further information
This pamphlet has been endorsed by the RANZCOG and the RNZCGP.
This pamphlet, based on the NHC Guidelines has been prepared by Women's Health Action for the National Health Committee. July 2001

 

BreastScreen Aotearoa More about breast screening and the National Breast Screening Programme - Produced by the National Screening Unit

This booklet is available free throughout New Zealand/Aotearoa from The National Screening Unit and available online at:http://www.healthed.govt.nz/uploads/docs/HE10107.pdf

Contents:

  • Breast cancer in New Zealand
  • What are Mammograms?
  • What Mammograms can achieve
  • Benefits of mammography for women 50 and over
  • The National Breast Screening Programme
  • Mammography for women who are not part of the programme
  • Limitations and risks of screening
  • Techniques of diagnosing cancer
  • What happens if a cancer is found?
  • What causes breast cancer
  • Breast Self Help
  • Examination by a Doctor
  • References

Health Information Check-Up "Know your Privacy Rights) - Produced by the Privacy Commissioner

This pamphlet is available free throughout New Zealand/Aotearoa from the Privacy Commissioner and available online here.

This brochure outlines your rights under the Health Information Privacy Code. The Code controls how your medical records are handled.
Doctors, nurses, specialists and other health professionals are generally very careful to make sure your personal details are kept safe. Knowing your rights means you can do a health information check-up.

Contents:

  • What is health Information?
  • Does it have to be kept safe?
  • Who gets to see my health information?
  • Can I see it?
  • What if my health information is wrong?
  • What if I'm not happy?
  • The Health Information Privacy Code
  • Questions and Answers

 

 

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