Welcome to Tapuaki

In many Pacific cultures pregnancy is believed to be a blessing or a gift from God, or ‘Tapuaki’ as referred to in the Tongan culture. 

Here you will find information about pregnancy and parenting to help you stay safe and healthy during your pregnancy and to care for baby when he or she arrives. Learn about what you, your partner and/or family can do to ensure mother and baby are healthy, find links to different services and resources such as videos, and read stories written by other parents about their experiences in Tala (story) Tapuaki.

To read the information in a Pacific language, click on the Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, Niuean, Tuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu or Tokelau flag at the top right hand corner.

So you’re preparing for pregnancy – congratulations! It’s important to know what you can do before pregnancy to ensure you have a healthy...
Congratulations! You are either elated, excited, shocked, terrified or all of the above!  Whichever way you’re feeling, it is completely...
Pregnancy is a wonderful time, however many women may feel worried or anxious, especially as there are many changes occurring. Many women may feel...
The time is getting closer for you to meet your little one (or ones!).  In preparation for baby’s birth and to guide you safely through your...
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! These resources and links provided here will hopefully serve you as a guide to your exciting new journey...
View some of the latest stories sent in by parents about their experiences on parenting. (Please note that information, views and opinions...