What is mothers matter?


Mothers Matter is a collaboration of committed individuals, health professionals and parents who are united in a common goal to improve perinatal care for all women in New Zealand.

Equity of care is what’s needed, we are clear that mothers should have the right to choose their birthing and postnatal care and needs.

We are requesting the New Zealand Government establish a ring-fenced national fund, managed by the Ministry of Health, via an unbiased NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation).

This policy change will:

🚩 Guarantee a mother’s right to receive the clinically and psychologically appropriate amount of time (up to 48 hours or longer) of postnatal care at the maternity facility of her choice, regardless of the type of birth she has had.

🚩 Provide women with access to resources that meet their choice and need such as screening for psychological and health issues

🚩 Prevent issues that could adversely affect a mother’s life, that of her baby, and that of her whanau.


Latest News

Latest batch of short films press release 2May
2022

Latest batch of short films press release

We are asking the Government what action will be taken to better support the perinatal needs of our mamas and whanau. THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO FAIL TO TAKE ACTION TO PROVIDE A MATERNAL HEALTH SYSTEM...
Our latest series of short films #whoholdsourmothers

Our latest series of short films #whoholdsourmothers

1 May 2022
Mothers Matter is proud to release the second batch from our series of short films, featuring a range of voices - health professionals to mamas. Some voices included in this latest batch are -...
Mothers Matter is proud to release the second batch from our series of short films, featuring a range of voices - health professionals to mamas. Some voices...

Our latest series of short films are now on air

1 March 2022
THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO FAIL TO LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF MAMAS, WHĀNAU AND PROFESSIONALS. OUR MATERNAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS FAILING OUR WOMEN, OUR WHĀNAU AND AS A...