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Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga – Crisis Pregnancy Support

Community Health Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Crisis Pregnancy Support is a free service offered by health care professionals (registered nurses and midwives) for women/wāhine and their whānau in the Wellington and Nelson regions. We offer practical care and emotional support for women/wāhine who find themselves in an unexpected pregnancy situation, or experiencing pregnancy loss including post-abortion care.

Our team understands the stress an unexpected or crisis pregnancy can bring and realise this can be a very overwhelming time. We take the time to go through the different options available. In New Zealand these options include continuing the pregnancy, adoption, whāngai, fostering, and abortion. Our approach enables woman/whānau the time to consider all options and make an informed choice. Our hope is to reduce isolation, build women’s self-confidence and resilience and enable them to create safer environments for them and their whānau.  

Crisis Pregnancy Support offers:

Emotional Support

  • We’re here to listen and to discuss any concerns you may have.
  • Provide support as you consider your options, continuing throughout your pregnancy and postnatal period, if you need it.
  • Assist in facilitating conversations with your partner, parents, or whānau if needed
  • Help you recognise and develop your support networks.

Information and guidance

  • Accessing medical care, including free pregnancy tests, finding a midwife, scheduling doctor’s appointments, and locating childbirth education resources.
  • Navigating financial matters, such as budgeting, accessing food parcels, or seeking financial aid.
  • Continuing your education journey during and after pregnancy.

Practical Assistance 

  • Attending medical appointments.
  • Identifying suitable and affordable accommodation options.
  • Acquiring essential baby clothes and equipment.

Māmā Me Pēpi Oranga Maternal and Infant Wellbeing supports responsive, attuned, reflective relationships (Nelson only)


Our team of care coordinators is made up of registered health professionals who provide free consultations to women and their whānau who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant or require support in their pregnancy.
We also have a group of navigators who are available to support women through a variety of means such as general support, mentoring, transportation, visiting and, on occasions, accommodation. All our navigators have been vetted and police checked.


Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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Services Provided

Pregnancy and parenting

Pregnancy support, Young mums, Parent wellbeing, Parenting education, Support after birth, Whānau support

  • Pregnancy support
  • Young mums
  • Parent wellbeing
  • Parenting education
  • Support after birth
  • Whānau support
Information & support
Budgeting and help with debt
Accommodation and housing support
Sexual and reproductive health

Pregnancy testing

  • Pregnancy testing

Information on how to access an abortion provider.

Service types: Sexual and reproductive health.

Information on how to access an abortion provider.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access


Nelson Marlborough, Wellington, Hutt

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This page was last updated at 10:03AM on June 5, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga – Crisis Pregnancy Support.