Maternity Education

Welcome to our Maternity Education Page.

All bookings are accessible via healthLearn.

For further information please contact or visit the Maternity Services Education Team, Level 5, Christchurch Women's Hospital.

CDHB staff please refer to the booking process below.

All continuing education must self-enrol via healthLearn and await Manager approval. NB: Course Conference forms are no longer required for courses available via healthLearn.

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CDHB Education Calendar 

Maternity Education Year Plan 2021

Education Planner Maternity 2021

Professional Development Planner for CDHB Core​

Professional Development Planner Core Midwives

Professional Development Planner Nurses in Maternity

Adult CPR/Maternal Collapse 

Resuscitation training is now provided as part of either Emergency Skills or PROMPT course - see below.


Breastfeeding Study Days 2021

Child Protection and Partner Abuse

Book via healthLearn.

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Diabetes in Pregnancy 2021

Emergency Skills

Emergency Skills Day 2021

Resource List:

Breech Birth Network - The Birth of Leliana

Arrow® EZ-IO® System - Proximal Tibia Site Identification and Needle Insertion (Adult, Alert)

Tranexamic Acid (TX): The Science and the Practice

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension and Pre-eclampsia in Pregnancy in New Zealand

Physiological Breech Birth Algorithm

Amniotic Fluid Embolism, An Australian-New Zealand Population-Based Study

Outcomes of Blood Loss Post-Physiological Birth ...

Newborn Resuscitation Practice Steps

Epidural Lectures 

Online via healthLearn.

Fetal Monitoring Online Training

RANZCOG OFSEP is a FREE online resource that acts as a pre reading and further reading to users and it is designed to complement our face-to-face FSEP sessions. You do not need to login and you do not require a username, password or enrolment key to access OFSEP.

OFSEP website.

Fetal Surveillance Education FSEP 2021

Fetal Surveillance Education Requirements 

Journal/CTG Club/Forum

To be arranged.

Maternity Practice Skills

Maternity Practice Skills 2021

Neonatal Resuscitation

Included in Emergency Skills Days and PROMPT

Newborn Life Support (NLS)

Newborn Life Support 2021

Perinatal Loss

2021 Perinatal Mortality Meetings

Perinatal Loss Workshop 2021

Perineal Care and Repair

Perineal Care and Repair Workshop 2021

​Preceptor Development

2021 to be confirmed

Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training - PROMPT


Preventing Maternal Acute Morbidity - PMAM

Preventing Maternal Acute Morbidity 2021

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative - BFH

The New Zealand Breastfeeding Association website has a number of educational opportunities available in BFHI.

NZBA Website

Cultural Competency Training Tool (Mauriora Associates)

Mauriora Associates Limited (Mauriora) is a consultancy that specialises in Māori health, leadership, education and research and was established in 2000 by Māori Medical Doctors.

Mauriora personnel possess a wide range of skills and experience in health and education including: audit, assessment and evaluation; national and international conference presentations; health and education related research; resource and curricula development; cultural competency; health literacy; clinical and cultural supervision and mentoring.

Mauriora Associates Website 

Hand Hygiene

Improving Hand Hygiene among healthcare workers is currently the single most effective intervention to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections in hospitals. This website has useful information to help reinforce the "5 Moments of Hand Hygiene".

Hand Hygiene Website

Health e-learning

Health e-learning offers a number of presentations at no cost.  The subject of these presentations is varied and numerous.

Health e-learning Website

LearnOnline is a vocational training resource hub for New Zealand’s community of health practitioners, providing a collaborative approach to educational resources for the health sector. There is a growing number of courses available provided by different organisations for health workers either studying or working in different fields of practice.

Learn Online Website


This is a series of research articles and questionnaires that you can access online.  For BFHI purposes, these should be about breastfeeding/lactation or closely related to the subject.  Please submit any evidence of completing this learning to the Lactation Consultants for inclusion into the BFHI database (questionnaire, paragraph etc). Many articles also have CME points allocated.

You will need to register in order to access the articles.  This is free. Once you have registered, you can type "breastfeeding" or "lactation" into the search engine.

Medscape Website

Mental Health Education & Resource Centre (MHERC)

MHERC have a wide range of professional development courses available in a wide range of topics.

MHERC Website 

Useful Links

Health Quality and Safety Commission Website

Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System Website

Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance Website 

Pre-eclampsia (APEC) UK 

This is a new e learning package for midwives and all who care for pregnant women.

The aim of this package is to give you an overview of the history, signs, symptoms and management of pre eclampsia. At the end is a short quiz which could result in your getting a certificate of completion from Action on Pre eclampsia. At APEC we are continuously striving to improve to help you so please take a minute to complete our feedback form (you will be directed to this from the quiz).

(APEC) UK website

Healthy Start E-learning Programme

The Healthy Start Workforce Project e-learning programme encourages further understanding about the impact of lifestyle factors in conception, pregnancy and infancy on a child's metabolic, physiological and neurological development.

Healthy Start Workforce Project 

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Page last reviewed: 02 September 2021