Obstetric information for families


Welcome to the National Obstetric Anaesthesia group’s information page for New Zealand families.

How we help

As a parent there are many choices you can make for your family: from conception, through birth, breastfeeding and beyond.
We hope that by providing you with information on some of the choices where Anaesthetists might be involved, that we can help you feel confident when the time comes to making those decisions.

Resource Links

An information page on both planned and emergency caesarean sections for New Zealand women, by NOA member Dr Morgan Edwards 

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An information page on all pain relief choices available in New Zealand, by NOA member Dr Morgan Edwards

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Information on breastfeeding and anaesthesia for families and doctors, by Waikato Anaesthetist Dr Caroline Ariaens

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Info by the Obstetric Anaesthesia Association of the United Kingdom, with translations in > 20 languages.

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