Maternal Green Prescription

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Maternal Green Prescription (MGRx) is a free programme to promote the health and well-being of pregnant women (and their child) through improved nutrition and increased levels of physical activity. Our team of Healthy Lifestyles Co-ordinators work with women to encourage positive healthy lifestyle changes that will benefit their growing baby and whole whānau.

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How we support:

  • Regular reviews and in-home consultations with families over a 12 month period
  • Promote the healthy feeding of babies - encouraging and supporting breastfeeding, and introducing healthy first foods
  • Practical cooking and food workshops
  • Physical activity support
  • Community networking and engagement

Who is MGRx for?

We prioritise referrals with particular reference to:

  • Pregnant women diagnosed with pre-diabetes
  • Pregnant women at risk of pre-diabetes
  • Māori and Pasifika mothers
  • Young mothers under 24 years of age
  • Pregnant women with weight concerns
  • Māori or Pasifika women with diagnosed or pre-diabetes risk who have given birth in the last 12 months (new)

How can I get involved?

If you feel Maternal Green Prescription is the right fit for you, fill out our self-referral form and we will get in touch with you. Alternatively, ask your GP, midwife or lead maternity carer about us.

Self Referral Form

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How can I refer my client?

For medical centres

Sport Wellington is no longer accepting faxed referrals from medical centres with access to HealthLink eReferrals. For instructions on how to send an eReferral directly from your Patient Management System, please view the eReferral instructions (MedTech).

For secondary care and other providers

See our online referral form for Lead Maternity Care services / Midwives (LMCs), Obstetricians, GPs, Dieticians, registered healthcare professionals.

Health Care Referral Form

For more information on Maternal Green Prescription or other healthy lifestyle opportunities please call 0800 ACTIVE or email