• Second time struggles

    Pregnancy

    Mum-of-one Maylene Ash has been on a heartbreaking journey trying to create the big family she always dreamed of.

  • First Look

    Pregnancy

    The 12-week ultrasound scan is the first chance most mums get to see their baby. Here is a list of what the sonographer will check during the scan.

  • Make the call

    Pregnancy

    What’s the difference between a midwife and an obstetrician and how do you choose who will care for your during pregnancy, birth and the newborn days?

  • Coping with Morning Sickness

    Pregnancy

    In the early weeks one of the main symptoms many women experience is the dreaded morning sickness. Here are some ideas to combat the nausea:

  • Top 10 tips for safe exercise in Pregnancy

    Pregnancy

    To help you stay fit and strong on your pregnancy journey, personal trainer and coach Todd Mantle has some tips on exercising safely.

  • Acupuncture in pregnancy

    Pregnancy

    Many mums-to-be try out complementary treatments to help support their bodies and minds during pregnancy. Acupuncture is once such treatment that offers great help right from the 'trying' stage to the ...

  • Healthy eating in pregnancy

    Pregnancy

    Your body is never more of a temple that when it has a precious new occupant. Naturopath Loula George advises how to look after it from the inside out.

  • Happy pills

    Pregnancy

    While the idea itself may be a little hard to swallow, Rebecca Williamson finds that many women attest to the positive effects of taking placenta capsules.

  • Pre-baby blues

    Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of joy: your ever-expanding body is blossoming, your skin glowing. However it’s not that way for every woman. For some mums-to-be, pregnancy can be a time of stress ...

  • Pregnancy exercise classes

    Pregnancy

    Exercise is often put on the back-burner in winter, but when pregnant or recovering from birth it’s important to keep it up. We look at three different low impact classes sure to get you excited about ...

  • Supplements in pregnancy

    Pregnancy

    Your nutritional needs change when pregnant and it can be confusing to know what is best. Here are our dietician's tips on supplements.

  • Common skin issues in pregnancy

    Pregnancy

    Find out about the most common skin issues during pregnancy.

  • First things first

    Pregnancy

    We know that dietary and lifestyle factors can affect a healthy pregnancy, so we asked the experts to share their advice on the best ways to look after yourself at this important time.

  • Plan A

    Pregnancy

    Birth can be an unpredictable process, but taking time to consider the options available to you and your baby can bring a sense of control and lessen anxiety. We asked a midwife and an obstetrician to ...

  • Home truths

    Pregnancy

    Midwife Sharon Weir explains what you need to know if you’re considering having a home birth.

  • Best foot forward

    Pregnancy

    Superstar Kiwi shoe designer Kathryn Wilson on her new role as mum to Lola Belle

  • Be baby ready

    Pregnancy

    Baby Whisperer Sharlene Poole shares the 10 things she likes new parents to know before baby arrives.

  • Preparing for baby

    Pregnancy

    Thinking ahead, doing some research and planning for baby’s arrival can go a long way to helping you feel more in control when you need to be.

  • 12 ways to celebrate your pregnancy

    Pregnancy

    Being pregnant can feel like hard work at times so it’s important to find little ways to celebrate this special phase too. Here are 12 fun ways to mark the occasion.

  • Hypnobirthing

    Pregnancy

    The journey from conception to the birth of your little one is one that although incredibly fulfilling, it is often a time of anxiety about all the changes and upcoming birth. We explore the practise ...

  • What to spend

    Pregnancy

    Figuring out how to juggle your finances once you have a new member of the family is an important part of preparing for your new life as a parent. Here is a handy guide of what you will need to buy, a ...

  • Week 6

    Pregnancy

    It might still be a little hard to wrap your head around the idea of being pregnant, but your little one now has a heartbeat!

  • Week 7

    Pregnancy

    Your body is going through so many changes at the moment, your uterus has almost doubled in size since conception.

  • Week 8

    Pregnancy

    Many women find the first trimester the most difficult as they have all the symptoms, but can’t tell anyone! Hang in there, you are almost halfway!

  • Week 9

    Pregnancy

    It may be a rough week this week as your HCG hormones will be going through the roof with all of the growing baby is doing.

  • Week 10

    Pregnancy

    It may be a rough week this week as your HCG hormones will be going through the roof with all of the growing baby is doing.

  • Week 11

    Pregnancy

    This is your last week in the first trimester! While your baby has been going through some big changes, for you the development has been slower but that is about to change with rapid growth on the car ...

  • Week 12

    Pregnancy

    This week is a milestone week for both of you and you are now over the high risk period of your pregnancy.

  • Week 13

    Pregnancy

    Welcome to the second trimester, this time is generally a lot quieter than the first with your hormones balancing out.

  • Week 14

    Pregnancy

    This can be an awkward stage as you will have certainly noticed that your waistline changing, but you don’t necessarily look pregnant yet.