Women’s Health Action welcomes Julie Anne Genter’s announcement today about additional government funding for maternity services.
Investment in the sustainability of midwifery-led maternity care is an investment in the wellbeing of whānau, and healthy, thriving communities. Midwives are a key part of primary health services in Aotearoa. Our midwifery-led maternity service promotes continuity of care and a strong community focus. This model of care is evidence-based and is held up worldwide as producing the best outcomes for pregnant people and their babies.
Today’s announcement is a step towards safeguarding and improving maternity services in Aotearoa.