Karakia- “The wahine and her whanau may use karakia” Whanaungatanga – “The wahine and her whanau may Hau Ora – “The physical, spiritual,
involve others in her birthing programme” emotional and mental wellbeing of
Have you discussed with your LMC your use of prayer? the wahine and her whanau is
Do you wish a certain person to say karakia? Everyone involved can have a role to play e.g Kai,
promoted and maintained”
cleaning, bathing, caring for pepi.
Who is going to be with you and what roles are they How can the midwife promote
going to have?
physical wellbeing, emotional
wellbeing, Whanau and spirituality?
Te Reo Maori – “The wahine and her whanau may speak
Te Reo Maori”
Mana – “The dignity of the wahine, her whanau, the
Whenua-health of the placenta influences what you are
midwife and others involved is maintained.”
to become in future generations
Mutual respect, caring, hospitable, acknowledgement
How do you expect your midwife & others involved in
your care to maintain your mana?
Tikanga Whenua – “Maintains the continuous
relationship to land, life and nourishment; and the
knowledge and support of kaumatua and whanau is
available.” Mokopuna – Reflection of the Ancestors. – “The
Do you wish to keep your placenta and bury it? mokopuna is unique, cared for and inherits the future, a
healthy environment, wai u and whanau”
Do you have special container (Ipu whenua) made of clay
or harakeke for the whenau? Are you going to breastfeed?
What support do you have?