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