Maternity Services

​​Welcome to Canterbury District Health Board's Maternity Services home page. We invite you to read this information about our comprehensive range of  maternity services available to pregnant women and their babies. Services are available to all pregnant women ranging from healthy low risk women under primary lead maternity carer (LMC) care, to women requiring tertiary/specialist services for complex obstetric and/or medical needs in pregnancy.


I’m pregnant - what next?

Beginning to plan your maternity care


Birthing Locations

View the range of Primary Unit choices and the availability of tertiary level care.


Pregnancy, Childbirth and Newborn Information

A range of information available on pregnancy and parenting from websites


Our Maternity Facilities

View the list of CDHB Maternity facilities


Our Maternity Support Services

Read about Maternity Outpatients, parent education classes and other services available to pregnant women in the CDHB.


What mother and baby items do I bring to hospital?

Items to pack for your stay at the maternity facility.


How do I get a baby car seat ?

Find out how to hire or buy a car seat for baby.


Keeping Baby Healthy and Safe

Read advice on how to keep healthy before and after childbirth


Feedback about Maternity Services

Take an opportunity to provide us with some feedback about your experience with our maternity facilities and services


Maternity Quality and Safety Programme Annual Reports

Read about CDHB maternity quality and safety initiatives and progress in our Annual Reports.

Maternity Services

Neonatal information

​If you are looking for information
about the care of newborn babies you can view our Neonatal ​Service
information in the Specialist Care &
Treatment section of this website.

Kiriata Māmā TV

Kiriata Māmā TV is a new initiative
launched in October 2015 and
created for women and families
across Canterbury.

We would love to hear your feedback which will help guide our selection of content for future families.

Please complete our online survey


Canterbury Maternity Community

Our new Facebook page is to inform and update on what is happening in
the maternity community.  It also 
provides an environment for valuable consumer feedback.

The administrators on this page are 
part of the Maternity Quality Safety 
Programme as coordinators and
consumer members.  This is also 
endorsed by the Canterbury DHB 
communications team.

This is Ministry of Health initiative to  encourage and promote consumer    engagement in the maternity

Page last reviewed: 22 March 2017