Post natal

Post natal

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newborn

The 'fourth trimester'

Yes, I know, pregnancy is only three trimesters, but in my opinion the postpartum period should count too.

Would you pop a placenta pill?

Repulsive no-no or healthy supplement? The debate is a long way from being settled.

Embrace the muffin top

A mother's video message to encourage others to accept their post-baby bodies is becoming a YouTube hit.

Breastfeeding despair

Heard of Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex? Neither had Dilvin Yasa – until it brought her to her knees.

Twitter PND predictor?

Postnatal depression could be predicted by monitoring a woman's Twitter feed, computer scientists say.

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PLacenta

Placenta pills give 'bounce'

Taking placenta pills helped one mother cope after her third child was born.

newborn

Beating the baby blues

"It is believed that at the baby's birth a 'guilt chip' is inserted into every mother."

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Placenta photo frames

A London artist who creates sculptures using earwax, hair, urine and maggots is now working with placenta.

Pregnant

Health tip texts for new mums

Text messages will promote positive eating habits for Auckland's hardest-to-reach new mothers.

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

You can get through this

At times when her son Oscar was a baby, Maddy Mendoza-Orubuloye couldn't look at him. "It's a shocking thing to say, but I hated him."

NEWBORN

Why early bonds are vital

It's the moment you imagine during pregnancy - having your newborn baby placed on your chest after delivery. But sadly, things don't always goes to plan.

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

Postnatal depression: supporting a friend

While it's awful watching a friend suffer with depression, there are practical ways to show your support.

tori spelling

Post-baby pics:the truth

Losing baby weight isn't as easy as some celebrities make it seem. Tori Spelling says she was pressured to lie about how she lost her pregnancy weight.

A pregnant woman

The aftermath of a natural birth

The consequences of a vaginal delivery can last a lifetime. They can drastically change how you live and challenge your sense of self.

kristen bell

'I have a muffin top - who cares?'

Words you never thought you'd hear from a new mum in Hollywood.

mum and baby

When love takes time

This life was what I'd wanted, so why didn't I fall in love with my son at first sight?

Invercargill baby

Baby's father exploring legal options

The Invercargill father of a baby whose throat was slashed after her mother was turned away from Southland Hospital is exploring his legal options.

Kiran Chug

My post pregnancy wardrobe

I seem to have found myself in a strange in-between place where maternity clothes are too big but my old clothes are way too small.

depressed woman

Trauma therapy for prem mums

A type of therapy developed to treat victims of military trauma can help ease distress and depression among mothers of babies born prematurely.

Sucharitta Milton

DHB to review care

Mother of a baby whose throat was slashed is to have her care reviewed.

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