For information about COVID-19, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website.
Choose a midwife and find out about who can get maternity care, paid parental leave, antenatal classes, health tests and parenting support.
Every baby born in New Zealand must be registered, usually within 2 months of being born. It’s free, and you can apply for the baby's birth certificate and IRD number at the same time.
Page last updated: 12 May 2021