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Pre-eclampisa in pregnancy


Here's what you need to know about a condition that effects approximately 10% of pregnancies…

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Cramps and Braxton Hicks


The different aches and pains during pregnancy can be a bit disconcerting, but tummy cramps and Braxton Hicks are all completely normal.

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Supplements in 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.

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Keeping your pregnancy under wraps


In those early weeks it can be hard to keep something so exciting a secret. Here are some tips for the days when you wish you could just tell everyone.

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Common skin issues in pregnancy


Find out about the most common skin issues during pregnancy.

Lean on me: Birth Support


Carolyn Tranter is the founder of The Doula Academy and is passionate about her unique role supporting women through childbirth and early motherhood. She explains how a doula can support a mum-to-be d ...

First things first


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.

Preparing for Baby


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. Midwife Sharon Weir & obstetrician Dr Ma ...

About Treasures nappies


Treasures nappies have been wrapping around babies’ bums since 1975.

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Maternity Leave 101


Preparing for maternity leave involves planning, paperwork. Victoria Wells explains some points to start thinking about.

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Preparing for maternity leave


Preparing for maternity leave involves planning, paperwork, and, as Victoria Wells explains, some significant emotional adjustments too.

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Plan A


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 ...

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Home truths


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

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Best foot forward


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

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Be baby ready


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

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Choosing a pram


A pram might be the priciest item you buy when you’re getting ready for baby’s arrival, so you want to spend your dollars wisely. Here are some key things you need to consider in order to identify whi ...

In the bank


More and more expectant parents are making the choice to bank their baby’s cord blood immediately after they’re born. Rebecca Williamson explains how it works and what you need to know.

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Preparing for baby


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.

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12 ways to celebrate your 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.

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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 ...

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Nursery checklist


Setting up baby's room is a fun part of preparing for your new arrival, but the choices can be overwhelming. Here's a handy guide of what you will need.

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Nappy Tips


You might be wondering how many nappies you will need as your baby grows. We have pulled together a handy guide of nappy numbers for each size.

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What to spend


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 ...

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Labour & Birth


Every woman experiences labour differently, but all will generally go through these three stages.

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C-Section: Everything You Need to Know


Important facts about a c-section, what happens during the procedure, and what to do during the c-section recovery time. All you need to know explained here.

5 Common questions about birth


Giving birth can be a daunting prospect for first-time mums. You really don’t know how it’s going to go until you’re there, doing it. We answer your burning questions.

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Bringing on labour


If you're past your due date and you want to start things rolling you're probably wondering which methods may actually work and which ones are myth?

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You & your body


The first few days and weeks after you give birth will likely be an overwhelming time. Many mums describe feeling elated one minute, as they revel in the achievement of bringing a new life into the wo ...

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Pain relief options


We explain the most commonly used methods of pain relief during labour. Many women use a combination of these.

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Special delivery


One in four babies are born by caesarean in New Zealand and yet many women struggle with conflicted emotions afterwards. Tamara Mclean explains how to deal with those emotions, and why you shouldn’t f ...