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Ki ngā pēpi kua ngaro ki te pō, moe mai koutou.
To our precious ones who have disappeared into the night, rest in peace
~ Lisa Paraku, bereaved parent representative PMMRC member


The following information is about the babies and mothers who died in Aotearoa New Zealand during pregnancy, or shortly after childbirth, in 2018, and is published in the 14th annual report of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (the PMMRC).

Every loss of life is mourned and acknowledged and the PMMRC continues to work towards its vision:

Te mahi tahi puta noa i te pūnaha kia kore rawa ai e mate, e whara ngā māmā me ā rātau pēpi, whānau hoki mai i ngā mate, wharanga rānei ka taea te ārai.

Working together across the system towards zero preventable deaths or harm for all mothers and babies, families and whānau.

Information about deaths of babies and mothers in Aotearoa New Zealand

Last updated: 20th January, 2022