Getting a first period can be an exciting milestone in a young girl's life. But what if it happens when she's out and about, away from you? Find out what to include in their first period kit.
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Early and active 1st stage contractions are usually defined as pains that come every 2, 3, 4 or 5 minutes (timed from the beginning of one contraction to the beginning of the next contraction). They usually last more than 40 seconds and up to 70 seconds each time. Prelabour contractions are usually further apart, shorter in length (or very long eg. 2 minutes) and can often be erratic.
The first pregnancy visit is generally timed to happen around 10 to 14 weeks of the pregnancy. The main aims of the first pregnancy visit are for your Lead Maternity Caregiver (LMC) to obtain detailed information about your health, medical and pregnancy history.
The first week home with your newborn baby can be a shock for new parents. Learn how to survive the early weeks with newborn babies in Kidspot's New Zealand's newborn family health section.
We wanted to hear from those with experience what it’s really like to be a father, so we put a call out to all Kidspot dads: "Tell us what you wish you knew before becoming a dad." They shared with us practical tips, funny anecdotes, emotional outpourings, and advice for those who are becoming a dad for the first time.
Once the emotion of the positive pregnancy test has passed and you're in the long haul of pregnancy, there are several ways you can help your pregnant partner as they do the hard work of growing your special new whānau member. Discover some of the key challenges and events that typically occur on the pregnancy journey, and how you can support your partner.
Welcome to a whole new world of words and acronyms! The journey through conception, pregnancy, labour and birth can be like learning a new and strange language. To take the mystery out of the process, we've put together a handy glossary for you.
Many of us are already incredibly resilient in so many ways. So, to help you be even more resilient to stress and overwhelm during the silly season this year, here are 10 tips on how to survive parenting during Christmas time without dialling down on the fun.