Prepare for baby

Prepare for baby



Nesting instincts

Almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn't uncommon – even if you're not usually a particularly clean person.

When disability means perfection

The word "disabled" has become so fraught with negativity that I don't even like to use it at all.

Pregnant and fired

A Manawatu service station worker was wrongfully fired for her sickness during pregnancy.

A new mum survival kit

Forget about the bright, pretty baby things – while you’re in survival mode, all you’ll need are the essentials.

Finding out your baby's sex

Would you rather find out if you're having a boy or a girl at a scan or in the delivery room?


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Birth plan

Do you need a pregnancy contract?

Is a pregnancy contract a wortwhile exercise in protecting your relationship against the trials and tribulations of new parenthood?

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Things I'll miss about pregnancy

Despite the harder times, there are definitely things I will miss about being pregnant.


Epi-No or just no?

The Epi-No is a fairly polarising piece of equipment. Some women love it and some hate it. But the biggest question is: does it work?

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Are you ready for your baby?

Bombarded by joyful images of instant bonding and instinctive breastfeeding many new parents are unprepared for the realities of caring for newborns.

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What to do on maternity leave

I'm quite rapt that I've made it through my first week of maternity leave and so far, no baby!

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Men and pregnancy

Almost everything about pregnancy is geared towards the woman and her baby. But what about the other parent?

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From antenatal to the frontline

"I feel like we're going to war," I muttered as we bid farewell to fellow antenatal class participants.


Least popular baby names

Looking for a baby name that's nowhere near the top 10 - or even the top 1000?

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Furbabies, meet the real baby

"You won't care about the dogs when you have a baby to take of," others joke (but not joke).

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How to say you're pregnant

A couple from the United States decided to announce they were expecting in an ingenious way.

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The hospital visit

I was excited to be in the place where we will (probably) see our little one for the first time.

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20 baby shower gifts

Do you want to wow your friend with an awesome baby shower gift? Check these out.

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The money or the bag?

One of the things I've had a few friends bring up is about investing in a decent nappy bag.

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Organising a baby shower

What do we say to people when they ask what we'd like as gifts for our new family member?


Packing your hospital bag

Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.

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