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August 12, 2016

Have you been frantically cleaning the house this week? Often women get seized by a nesting instinct towards the end of their pregnancy and find themselves ironing sheets, clearing out cupboards or even painting rooms. Whilst this is a great way to channel some of your nervous energy, it’s also important to be resting with your feet up as well. You may also be feeling stronger and stronger Braxton Hicks contractions this week but labour could still be a week or two away. Lately your baby’s development has been more about improving the functions of organs than about their construction and growth. Your baby’s brain and nervous system are working better every day.  

We asked five kiwi mums to share how motherhood has changed their lives, and what advice they would share to new mums embarking on their journey. 

Structure during those long early days can help both mother and baby feel good. Here are the experts tips on creating consistency. 

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. - Rajneesh

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