Welcome to the New Zealand Multiple Birth Association
If you have just found out you are expecting multiples—CONGRATULATIONS!! You are joining a fairly rare club. According to Statistics New Zealand, multiple births make up only 1.5-2% of all births. In 2014 there were 808 sets of twins born and 11 sets of triplets. There hasn’t been a set of quads born in New Zealand since 1998!
If you are expecting, or raising multiples, the NZMBA can help you! Our mission is to address the special and unique needs of families experiencing a multiple birth, by providing information and support to multiple birth clubs and members.
The NZMBA is the national body that represents 23 local Multiple Birth Clubs, consisting of over 1500 families throughout New Zealand. We aim to provide education, support and advocacy to all of these families, by providing guidance and resources to their local multiple birth clubs, and via this website.
For more information the benefits of joining a club, click here.
To find out more about the history of the NZMBA, click here.
As you explore our website, you will find a wide variety of helpful information, based on current research and the experiences of other New Zealand parents of multiples, as well as the contact details for Multiple Birth clubs throughout the country.