A pilot University of Otago study investigating factors that contribute to birth satisfaction for first time New Zealand mothers has led to a bigger nationwide study examining how birth preparation impacts on birth satisfaction.
Plunket's latest figures on breastfeeding indicate a steady increase in breastfeeding rates over the last 10 years.
Did you know that almost every exercise you do affects your pelvic floor? And that some exercises can actually harm these muscles, leading to bladder or bowel control problems? Women are bombarded with increasing media pressure to regain their pre-baby figure, which often results in women returning to intense exercise too soon and ending up with problems.
A ground-breaking study of women who have given birth in New Zealand, Scotland and England, has found the strongest evidence yet that having caesarean sections does not always protect women from the common and often distressing after-effect of urinary or faecal incontinence.
New Zealand’s largest WellChild provider welcomes the Government’s announcement today of an additional $21.3 million over four years to support first time families with new babies.
Nelson — Some need car seats, some have questions regarding their child’s behaviour and wellbeing, some just want to talk about what they have been through.
There were 63,900 live births registered in the December 2010 year, Statistics New Zealand said today.
The office of Births, Deaths and Marriages of the Department of Internal Affairs today released the list of the most popular baby names registered in 2010.
Wellington — The first ever study of pregnant women in New Zealand with severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) found that 35% of those admitted to intensive care had a potentially preventable “near miss” event.
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