Last updated 10/03/2014

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) reviews the deaths of babies (from 20 weeks pregnancy to 28 days after birth) and women who die as a result of pregnancy or child birth, and advises on how to prevent such deaths.

How is the information used?

We review all information gathered about babies or mothers in New Zealand. This information is also included in our annual reports. If you would like a copy sent to you please contact us.

We treat all information as confidential and store it on a secure database. If you want to know anything more about what we do or how the information will be used, please contact us.

Information leaflets

How to investigate a perinatal death
A booklet for clinicians with information on how to investigate a perinatal death.

Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System (AMOSS) Pamphlet
A pamphlet about Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System (AMOSS). AMOSS is a national surveillance system that describes a variety of rare or serious conditions of pregnancy and the postnatal period in Australia and New Zealand.

Information about the Neonatal Encephalopathy Working Group
A pamphlet about Neonatal encephalopathy which is a disorder/disease in the brain of the newborn.

Pànui for Post Mortem Examination
This pànui is for whànau, families, parents, kaitiaki and caregivers who are trying to decide whether or not to consent to a post mortem to be undertaken on their baby who has died during the perinatal period.

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