Screening Tests

After your baby is born the following screening tests are available for your baby

The Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme detects rare but life-threatening metabolic disorders with a blood test done at 48 hours old or as soon as possible after this.  Click on the following link http://www.nsu.govt.nz/current-nsu-programmes/3739.aspx

Newborn Hearing Screen.  Click on following link http://www.nsu.govt.nz/current-nsu-programmes/3737.aspx

Safe Sleeping 

SUDI stands for sudden unexpected death is extremely rare for babies protected by this safety formula face up + face clear + smokefree = Safe Sleep 

Please clik the following link for further information on safe sleep

http://www.changeforourchildren.co.nz/safe_start_programme/index

Immunisation 

Immunisation can protect your baby against harmful infections, which can cause serious complications, including death. It is one of the most effective, and cost-effective medical interventions to prevent disease.  

http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/new-zealand-immunisation-schedule