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Petala's story: The importance of meeting cultural needs for Pacific Island families

Petala was anxious when she found out she was pregnant. She wanted a Pacific Island midwife as she says coming from a Samoan family she thrives on community. Petala talks about the need for education around pregnancy and sex in the Pacific community. Go to to watch our other videos for Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa | Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021.

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Last updated: 23rd June, 2022