Healthy Pregnancy  |  Professional Development for Midwives

Healthy Pregnancy

Professional Development for Midwives


Healthy Conversation Skills Training

  • Helps you support clients make long term behaviour change for better nutrition, physical activity, or any lifestyle behaviour.
  • Are simple to understand, time-saving, and can strengthen your everyday practice to support behaviour change for long term health.


  • Tauranga: 21 or 22 November 2016
  • Hamilton: 13 or 14 February 2017
  • Rotorua: 21 or 22 February 2017
  • Matamata: 27 or 28 February 2017


Healthy Start Education Programme - The University of Auckland (Gravida) examines the process before, during and after pregnancy that influence a child’s later risk of developing non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, allergies, an some cancers.

  • The Healthy Start Education Programme is an e-learning programme made up of eight online modules.
  • This e-learning programme is offered free-of-charge to all maternity, child and whānau professionals through funding from the Ministry of Health

Conversations in Weight Management video

  • 16 minute training module for healthcare workers
  • How to support weight management:  how to initiate a conversation/brief intervention/motivational interviewing


Healthy Pregnancies Education Day 2016

The Healthy Pregnancies Education Day 2016 focused on:

  • Current research on the modifiable risk factors for childhood obesity and implications for supporting pregnant women
  • Effective ways to converse with pregnant women about the modifiable risk factors for childhood obesity
  • Local services available to support women to adopt and maintain healthy practices before, during,  and after pregnancy

Link to Presentations

Last updated : Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Next review date : Wednesday, July 10,2019

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