Pregnancy Help supports the well being of pregnant and recently pregnant women, parents, caregivers and their families/whanau, by providing information and practical support with non-judgemental Care, Concern and Confidentiality.

What services does it provide?

All branches provide:

  • crisis contact
  • telephone helpline
  • information, advice and support on a non-judgmental basis
  • a friendly listening ear
  • advocacy
  • referral to other agencies service
  • practical support such as bassinets, clothing, bedding, nappies, and other equipment

Other services varying from area to area include:

  • pregnancy testing
  • childcare
  • birthing/parenting support programmes
  • drop-in centre
  • home help

Pregnancy Help’s client group includes a growing number of primary caregivers who are single fathers and grandparents. Pregnancy Help is a vital link in a chain of helping that enables successful parenting, by providing help, support and guidance at a time when they are most vulnerable. Confident parents with good parenting skills give babies the best possible start in life.

How is it funded?

Pregnancy Help are funded mainly from community based grants, some government funding, membership donations and public donations of equipment and clothing.

How can I get their help?

Anyone can self refer to Pregnancy Help’s services. Clients can also be referred via their midwife, Doctor, Social Worker, Plunket or any health care worker.

Pregnancy Help Inc. regional branch details are available via the website www.pregnancyhelp.org.nz or in the local telephone book.

How much does it cost?

All services are FREE.

Link to the Pregnancy Help Inc website

www.pregnancyhelp.org.nz

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This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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