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About – Womens Health

Details: Women’s Health Action (WHA) is a charitable trust in its 37th year of operation. Formerly Fertility Action, WHA was founded in 1984 by women’s health activists Phillida Bunkle and Sandra Coney. Fertility Action had its beginnings in reproductive health and rights and came to …

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Resources – Womens Health

Details: Women’s Health Action produces and distributes a range of evidence based resources and other publications designed to assist women and their whanau to make informed decisions. The resources produced by Women’s Health Action undergo an intense research and development process in consultation with various stakeholders.

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Programmes – Womens Health

Details: Health Topics . Abortion & Termination of Pregnancy; Alcohol; Breast Implants; Cervical Screening; Cystitis (UTI) Domestic and Sexual Violence; Endometriosis; Genital Alteration and Mutilation; Heart Disease; Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Maternity; Menopause; Periods (Menstruation) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; Vaginal Health; Consumer

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Products – Womens Health

Details: Making an informed choice about physiological care or active management. The “third stage of labour” is the time from the birth of your baby until the birth of the placenta whenua.

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Vaginal Health – Womens Health

Details: There are a few simple things you can do to keep your vagina health. Washing your genitals daily. Avoid using perfumed soaps, deodorant sprays, wipes, bubble bath solutions, douching, deodorized panty shields, and talcum powder on the vaginal area. Wearing cotton underwear and avoiding tight jeans and other tight clothing.

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Digi-Updates – Womens Health

Details: Hear from our Child and Maternal Health Manager, Isis, about the 2016/2017 New Zealand Health Survey… Continue reading Discussing Gambling Cessation with Hāpai Te Hauora

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BLO – Womens Health

Details: About the Big Latch On. “2019 Big Latch On celebrations have been hugely successful,” says Isis McKay, Women’s Health Action’s General Manager. There were over 1,700 people taking part, at over 90 venues throughout Aotearoa this year. “It is so great seeing events pop up in cities and towns all over the country,” says Isis.

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Our People – Womens Health

Details: Isis McKay. Kia ora, I joined WHA in 2008 and am currently the General Manager, Maternal and Child Health. I have spent the last 11 years in various roles primarily focusing on the area of maternal and child health, including overseeing our community development event, the ‘Big Latch On’.

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Body Image – Womens Health

Details: The Body Image section of our website is under review. Please contact [email protected] if you would like more information on Body Image [email protected] if you would like more information on Body Image

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Blog – Womens Health

Details: By Womens Health, 10 months 7 months ago . WBW The Early Days of Breastfeeding – Lizzie’s Experience. Lizzie shares her experiences of breastfeeding in the early days, and the ways in which she has been able to make breastfeeding an achievable and enjoyable experience, including mixed feeding.

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News – Womens Health

Details: Women’s Health Action is seeking a Treasurer to join our dynamic Board. Women’s Health Action (WHA) is a charitable trust, which exists to provide information, education and advocacy on women’s health matters. For 35 years, we have…. Continue reading.

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Pamphlets – Womens Health

Details: Vitamin K plays a role in the process of blood clotting. All new born babies have lower levels of this vitamin than adults. This pamphlet gives information to help you make a decision about whether to give Vitamin K to your new baby.

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Breast Implants – Womens Health

Details: Vaginal Health A breast implant is an envelope which usually contains silicone and is designed to mimic the look and feel of a natural breast. There are many reasons why women choose to get breast implants, including for cosmetic reasons or after having a mastectomy.

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WBW – Womens Health

Details: By Womens Health, 10 months 7 months ago . WBW Welcome to your breasts. In this Video Emma shares what she wishes she was told about her breasts when she was a young girl. Emma explains the functions of breasts and discusses how they change throughout the lifetime, including during puberty and pregnancy.

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Contact Us – Womens Health

Details: Women’s Health Action has women’s health and wellbeing at heart. We aim to provide women with high quality, evidence-based information to assist them to make informed choices about their health and keep up to date on topics related to women’s health.

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Health and Disability System Review – Womens Health

Details: Health and Disability System Review. On June 16th the Health and Disability System Review was published. This review has been in the works for the past two years, led by Heather Simpson and commissioned by (former) Health Minister Dr David Clark. The report investigated how the current health and disability system functions in Aotearoa New

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Alcohol – Womens Health

Details: Alcohol is a part of our culture in New Zealand and enjoying alcohol in moderate amounts is unlikely to negatively impact on your health. However, when alcohol is consumed in harmful quantities it may effect your physical and psychological health and increase the risk of …

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COVID-19 Updates – Womens Health

Details: COVID-19 Updates. During the Covid-19 pandemic Women’s Health Action are releasing a series of interviews addressing. common concerns and questions related to Covid-19. Find all of our Covid-19 related information here.

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Virtual Big Latch On 2021 – Womens Health

Details: As part of our World Breastfeeding Week 2021 celebrations, Women’s Health Action will be running a series of Facebook Live sessions on topics relevant to parenting and feeding. Our 2020 video series on the breastfeeding journey can still be viewed on our website:

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Maternity – Womens Health

Details: Maternal mental health and wellbeing. The transition into parenthood, including pregnancy, birth, and the early weeks is a huge adjustment to make to your life and for some people it can have an impact on their mental wellbeing. Any anxiety or depression, as well as other mental health conditions that occur from the onset of pregnancy until the

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Our History – Womens Health

Details: Women’s Health Action, formerly Fertility Action was founded in 1984 by women’s health activists Phillida Bunkle and Sandra Coney. Fertility Action, originally founded to publicise the dangers of one particular intra-uterine contraceptive device (lUD), the Dalkon Shield, soon developed into one of the most visible and active of the modern

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Informed is Best – Kendall’s Experience – Womens Health

Details: Kendall is a mother to two young daughters, Lola and Cleo, who keep her more than busy. She is currently embarking on a midwifery degree, previously having studied and worked in law. She is passionate about women’s health and breastfeeding, and had a long, complex and beautiful breastfeeding journey herself.

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Cervical Screening – Womens Health

Details: Vaginal Health; Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus or womb. Cervical cancer develops slowly over time, usually taking many years, when abnormal cells grow on the cervix. These abnormal cells are caused by infection with high-risk types of human papilloma virus (HPV).

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Consumer Rights – Womens Health

Details: Your rights when using a health and disability service are: Right 1: The right to be treated with respect. Being treated with respect includes having your privacy respected and having access to a service which is responsive to your individual needs, values and beliefs, and respects different cultural, religious, social or ethnic groups, including Māori.

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Breastfeeding Videos – Womens Health

Details: Professor Amy Brown is based in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences at Swansea University in the UK where she directs the new research centre ‘LIFT’ : Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translation.

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Genital Alteration and Mutilation – Womens Health

Details: Female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is illegal because it is harmful to the health of women and girls. New Zealand is a signatory to the following International Instruments and conventions that encourage and oblige action against FGM including:

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Womens Health

Details: Vaginal Health Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), affecting both men and women 1 . There are over 100 types of HPV, and 13 of these are cancer-causing (also known as high risk type).

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Physiotherapy for Pregnancy and Postnatal Health – Womens

Details: Physiotherapy for Pregnancy and Postnatal Health. Physiotherapy is a useful technique to ensure you stay healthy both during and after pregnancy. There’s little public awareness on the benefits that physio can have, and Becs (interviewed in this video) advocates that all people who have given birth should have a ‘postpartum WOF’ with a

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Womens Health

Details: Vaginal Health Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that many women suffer from. It is a multi-faceted illness, affecting the body in several different ways including infertility, hair growth, disrupted or absent menstrual cycles, weight gain and resistance to insulin.

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The Abortion Legislation Committee has

Details: The Minister of Health will ensure reproductive health services are available throughout New Zealand. Women’s Health Action presented an oral submission to the Select Committee in October 2019. To view our submission go to this link, at start the video at 51.07. You can view more information about abortion in New Zealand here.

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Test Event – Womens Health

Details: Health Topics . Abortion & Termination of Pregnancy; Alcohol; Breast Implants; Cervical Screening; Cystitis (UTI) Domestic and Sexual Violence; Endometriosis; Genital Alteration and Mutilation; Heart Disease; Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Maternity; Menopause; Periods (Menstruation) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; Vaginal Health; Consumer

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The Unsettled Baby – Womens Health

Details: Shel Banks. Shel Banks is an IBCLC based in the north of England. She works part time in the NHS managing the Baby Friendly project for a hospital, and has a small private practice as an infant feeding specialist, specialising in the unsettled baby. With evidence-based practice at the centre of her work, Shel has contributed to several NICE

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Mental Health and Wellbeing During Covid-19 – Womens Health

Details: Mental Health and Wellbeing During Covid-19. 2020 has certainly been a stressful year, and many of us may have felt our mental health being challenged more than usual. In this video we chat with Amanda and Zoe from the Mental Health Foundation to find out what mental health is and how we can support it in times of stress.

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Understanding the Legislation – Womens Health

Details: Women’s Health Action carried out a survey of NZ employees and NZ employers and found that: 54% of employee respondents said their employers provided them with flexible hours and/or private facilities to breastfeed 20% of employees said that no workplace support was available 67% of employers said they saw a reduction in staff turnover when providing adequate breastfeeding facilities

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Women’s Health Action is seeking a Treasurer to join our

Details: Women’s Health Action (WHA) is a charitable trust, which exists to provide information, education and advocacy on women’s health matters. For 35 years, we have worked to reduce inequalities, draw attention to the social determinants of health and take an assets-based approach to health promotion and disease prevention.

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Uncategorized – Womens Health

Details: Making an informed choice about physiological care or active management. The “third stage of labour” is the time from the birth of your baby until the birth of the placenta whenua.

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Third Stage of Labour – Womens Health

Details: Making an informed choice about physiological care or active management. The “third stage of labour” is the time from the birth of your baby until the birth of the placenta whenua.

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admin – Womens Health

Details: Join with Māmā and support services throughout Western BOP to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week via zoom. Featuring tips from other Māmā, learn about free local services and be online for your chance to win a Pēpi/ Baby or Māmā gift pack.

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Find an Event – Womens Health

Details: Virtual Big Latch On 2020 Nelson Tasman. Event Date: Friday 31st July Region: Nelson-Marlborough View Event

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Expressing at Work – Womens Health

Details: Look after your health: drink LOTS of water and remember to eat throughout the day. Using a pump: using a double or twin breast pump to express from both breasts at the same time can help cut down the time needed to express. Using a breast pump shouldn’t hurt so if it does try different positions or if it has different suction settings, set

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