news -October 2011
New support service for breastfeeding mothers
A NEW and FREE breastfeeding support service in Central Otago has been set up to provide support for new and experienced mothers who are experiencing breastfeeding challenges.
The peer counsellor programme is a really effective initiative which helps to empower mothers experiencing breastfeeding challenges and to make choices that suit their family. The new counsellors are eight experienced mothers and are volunteering their time to help other breastfeeding mothers. The counsellors are based in Alexandra, Ettrick, Wanaka and Ranfurly and will be available for one-on-one support, phone help and informal group drop-in sessions.
This service also has been already making a difference to mothers’ breastfeeding experiences in Dunedin and Queenstown and proving a success.
For further information about the new service contact Catkin Bartlett on 0800 560-6502 or Sarah Berger on 03 448-8887.
news -March 2010
The start of our new midwifery practice!
We have started our new midwifery practice "Central Otago Midwives". With this new practice comes a new website on which you can learn about our midwifery care and other useful information.
As we are a professional team of midwives we also have two new professional practice locations: Centennial Health (Alexandra) and Junction Health (Cromwell). This will optimise the communication with your own local general practitioner and makes working together so much easier!
news - Febuary 2010
Meals for Mums
This month a new service has been launched in Cromwell called Meals for Mums. Meals for Mums provides a daily meal for the first 5 days that mum is at home with baby. This service is free and run by volunteers. Check our useful contacts page to get in touch with them.