Did you know that it‘s important to avoid coffee or drink it in moderation if you‘re pregnant? While the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is undeniably enticing, here‘s why it may be time to put a little pause on that daily cup of coffee.
Having a new baby can be an exciting and overwhelming time for many new parents. On top of everything else, it can be hard figuring out exactly what essentials to have before bub arrives. To help simplify your decision-making, we’ve put together a list of brands and products we feel will make the journey into the world of parenting easier.
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.
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.
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.
Making the decision to start having kids or add to your family is an exciting time. Part of that decision may involve saying goodbye to contraception. Read on to find out how stopping contraception affects your ovulation.
At around 34 weeks pregnant it's time to start thinking about packing your bag for the hospital. We asked Kidspot parents what their absolute extra must-haves were for their time in hospital.
A push present is, in essence, a gift of appreciation for new mothers. It's a way to celebrate the triumphant and celebratory occasion of bringing a new life into the world. If you're looking for ideas for the perfect gift, here are some of the most unique gifts for the new mum.
Breastfeeding can be extremely challenging, especially if you’re a first time māmā! But remember, you don’t have to do it on your own! Whatever your breastfeeding journey looks like, BreastfeedingNZ is a safe place where you will find free support and feel empowered … welcome to the community.
Talking with your baby is a wonderful way to help them develop language and communication skills. But having a tiny human hanging on your every word can be a little daunting when you think you have nothing to say!
When a woman ovulates (or releases an egg) her temperature rises slightly and stays elevated for at least 10 days. Taking your temperature daily can reveal this pattern to show you when your body tends to do this. As a guide, ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the next period is due to arrive.
Each month, women experience ovulation - the phase of the menstrual cycle that involves one of the ovaries releasing an egg (ovum). It generally occurs about two weeks before your period starts. If that ovum meets a sperm on its path along the fallopian tube, your journey to motherhood has begun.
Despite how poorly you may be feeling it is extremely unusual for morning sickness to have any negative effect on your unborn baby. However, the possible weight loss and dehydration that can accompany chronic morning sickness is more concerning for you and your baby