Supporting a labouring and birthing partner is not only a privilege, but it can also have an impact on the overall experience your partner and baby have. For some, this can be a little overwhelming so to take away some of the mystery, we have put together a guide of the key things you can do to help.
When you've made the decision to start or add to your family it can be frustrating to find that conception can be a tricky thing to navigate. If you find that conception is taking longer than you had hoped, you may be wondering if you should speak to a health professional about fertility.
If you're planning on becoming a dad, or already have a baby on the way, we've got some tips and advice from those who have gone before you on. Your partner is likely inundated with do's and don'ts on everything from eating to sleeping, but there are a few things you can also do to get ready for becoming a dad.
Unless you're trying to make a baby, you probably haven't given a lot of thought to how healthy your sperm are. You probably just assume they are ready on stand-by, waiting to leap into action. But getting pregnant really does take two! We take a look at the importance of sperm health and what you can do to help ensure your swimmers are ready to go.
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.
There are so many different products available for babies, it's pretty easy to get overwhelmed. So the best place to start is with the essentials. Car seats and cots are two items that your baby is likely to spend a lot of time in so it's important that you get ones that are not only comfy, but also safe. Find out more about the legal safety standards that apply and other things that you might consider when making these important purchases.
Toddlers need their dads ... and research convincingly shows that they need them for more than the 30 minutes a day that some studies show they spend. Find out how dads make a difference, and get some tips on how to spend quality time with your toddler.