Research Article| Volume 26, ISSUE 1, e59-e64, March 2013

New Zealand's unique maternity system

  • Celia P. Grigg
    Corresponding author at: 101 Ravensdale Rise, Westmorland, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand. Tel.: +64 21 268 2128/+64 3339 8796.
    Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney, 88 Mallett St., Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
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  • Sally K. Tracy
    Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney, 88 Mallett St., Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia

    Centre for Midwifery and Women's Health, Royal Hospital for Women, Barker St., Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
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Published:October 29, 2012DOI:


      This discussion paper describes New Zealand's maternity system. It includes a brief background of the country and its history, key aspects of the legislative and funding contexts and the framework for the woman centred and midwife-led maternity system itself.


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