Go Mama is committed to supporting women throughout their motherhood journeys. The following links may be helpful if you are looking for resources, facing any challenges, or require additional maternity-related assistance.
Support for Mamas and Babies
Bare Necessities is a charity that has pre-packaged boxes applicable to most new mothers. These consist of essential items such as maternity pads, nursing pads, hydrogel disc pads, nursing cream and other personal care items. They also have customised donation boxes with maternity clothing, accessories and intimates.
Nurturing Families (previously Mummys In Need) is a not-for-profit charity that provides material aid for families struggling to provide for their children. Nurturing Families can provide assistance for families in crisis with items from nappies and wipes, clothing and baby food to cots, car seats, prams, school bags and everything in between!
Whānau Āwhina Plunket provides a range of free services aimed at improving the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of five within New Zealand.
Maternal Mental Health
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa – The amazing team at PADA champion awareness and facilitate best practice in perinatal mental health and wellbeing. Visit their site for access to a wide range of resources, information and support.
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia – dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of expecting, new and growing families in Australia.
Mental Health Foundation (NZ) – an organisation working towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing.
Aronui Ora/National Women’s Health (NZ) – A referral-based organisation in Auckland offering support to parents and caregivers who are struggling to cope with their day-to-day life during pregnancy and post-partum.
COPE – Centre Of Perinatal Excellence (Australia) – a not-for-profit organisation devoted to reducing the impacts of emotional and mental health problems in the pre and postnatal periods.
Pre & Postnatal Exercise Specialists
Just For Mums Fitness – Lydia has designed home workouts & exercise programmes specifically for you at each stage in your motherhood journey, and structured them to be done at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home and with little to no equipment.
Move It Mama – The high-energy ladies at Move It Mama offer 10-20 minute online workouts including a Perinatal-specific class.
Pregnancy Exercise Guide – by Megan Bryn Gephart, Certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach (and US Army Mama)
Active Mums – A nationwide fitness provider providing safe and rewarding antenatal and postnatal exercise for both Mum and Baby
Nutrition and wellness plans by Jess at Health and Wellbeing Discovery
A short course on what good infant nutrition looks like, how and what to feed a baby, and how to start weaning with Infant Nutrition: from Breastfeeding to Baby’s First Solids