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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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...