Friday, 16 March 2012
Survey reveals Kiwi women's fertility concerns
An online survey conducted by Good Health magazine, to establish New Zealand women's views on fertility, has revealed some surprising results*.
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Live births down in September 2011 year
There were 62,260 live births registered in the September 2011 year, Statistics New Zealand said today.
Friday, 16 September 2011
Study researches birth satisfaction for first time mothers
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.
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Can we break the record??
During the first week of August over 170 countries worldwide will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.
Plunket stats show breastfeeding on the rise in New Zealand
Plunket's latest figures on breastfeeding indicate a steady increase in breastfeeding rates over the last 10 years.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
'Plunket book' here to stay
Following Plunket’s announcement last week of plans to pilot an innovative new information system called PlunketPlus, there has been speculation around the demise of the ‘Plunket book’.
Monday, 20 June 2011
Hidden Danger of Exercise!
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.
International study shows Caesareans not as "posh" as commonly believed
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.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
'Turia promotes breast-feeding is best'
Co-leader of the Maori Party Tariana Turia is championing the cause of breast-feeding as the best nutritional start for all babies.
Plunket welcomes shaken baby DVD
A graphic DVD showing the affects of Shaken Baby Syndrome, which will be shown to every mother who gives birth in Auckland from July, has been welcomed by Plunket.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Plunket comments on Budget
New Zealand’s largest WellChild provider hopes the latest Budget will increase community support for families.
Monday, 9 May 2011
Plunket celebrates International Nurses day
On 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, it’s time to celebrate nurses around the world through International Nurses Day.
Friday, 6 May 2011
Where is the maternity money coming from?
Labour backs support for mothers and babies, but is worried that other health services may be cut to pay for yesterday’s announcement, by Health Minister Tony Ryall, Maternal Health spokesperson Steve Chadwick said today.
Budget 2011: $54.5m extra for mothers, babies
The Government today announced new initiatives for maternity services and to help new mothers and their babies.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Additional $21.3 million for first time families with new babies
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.
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Recovery After Cesarean (C-Section)
Comfort after C-Section (cesarean section).
Friday, 11 March 2011
Nelson Plunket supports displaced Christchurch families 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.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Plunket services now available in Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH
— While normal services remain suspended in Christchurch, Plunket is working with a number of other organisations to provide as many services as possible.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
63,900 births in 2010; nearly 600,000 for the decade
There were 63,900 live births registered in the December 2010 year, Statistics New Zealand said today.
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Liam and Sophie top the list of popular names for 2010
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.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Real Men Wear Their Babies
As social trends change, and men are more involved with child-rearing, it seems they are now more comfortable wearing their babies, according to New Zealand baby-wearing advocates, Louisa Currie and Heidi Riley.
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Births on the rise again
Sixty-four thousand births were registered in New Zealand in the year ended June 2010, Statistics New Zealand said today.