Antenatal Classes for Parents of Multiples

MAMA aims to give parents-to-be information that will support you to combine instinct and information and make informed choices when planning a healthy and happy pregnancy, labour and birth and early parenting experience.

MAMA provides information to assist with:

  • Understanding how maternity services are provided in Auckland
  • Contacting and choosing a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) midwife, doctor or obstetrician in Central Auckland, West Auckland and the North Shore
  • Information about classes that help you to prepare for labour, birth and parenting (antenatal classes)
  • Providing information about the amazing growth and changes that you and your baby are experiencing and to assist you to make choices that will help you to have a healthy and satisfying maternity experience.

MAMA provides Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses that are funded by the Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards  at various locations in Auckland. MAMA has a limited capacity of fully subsidized courses so we also offer user-pays courses at various locations when needed.

MAMA also runs specialized courses for parents expecting twins and triplets in Morningside/Mt Albert and Unsworth Heights. See their website for locations and times.

Virtual Hospital Tours

Physical tours are no longer available around Auckland Hospital. To view the virtual hospital tour for Auckland Hospital, please click on the links below:

National Womens Labour and Birth Unit

NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

Government Assistance / WINZ

If you have a child under five and have had a multiple birth, then you are entitled to government funded home help. This is not means tested.  You are entitled to 240 hours over one year for twins and 1560 hours over two years for triplets.

WINZ website with information about multiple birth entitlements:
A list of what you need to bring along
WINZ Application for Home Help Payments (pdf)

For more information contact your local WINZ Service Centre or phone 0800 559-009.

Multiples NZ Resources

The M.A.C , along with 27 other clubs in New Zealand is affiliated to Multiples NZ which has a website where you can view their regular magazine.

If you have just discovered you are pregnant with twins, here is a brochure from Multiples NZ on what you should consider regarding LMC care and other useful info about being pregnant with multiples.