Pregnant women

Pregnant women are now advised to have a COVID-19 vaccination as the risks of COVID-19 infection are higher for pregnant women.

Ministry of Health advice

Updated 3 August 2021

The Ministry of Health have published guidance for pregnant women or women with a newborn on their website.

The guidance explains what precautions women should take levels 1 - 4.


New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists advice 

Reviewed 18 August 2021

The New Zealand College of Midwives and RANZCOG released guidance for caring for pregnant women who may have COVID-19.

Hapū Māmā advice

Reviewed 18 August 2021

Ongoing maternity care is essential. There are time-sensitive actions that are needed for some women in their first trimester to avoid potential harm and death. Hapū Māmā Connecting has developed a template to help GPs give women the clinical and wrap around support they support they need – this is particularly important for those women who have yet to be connected with a midwife. 

Other useful resources from Hapū Māmā: