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.