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More workplaces urged to support breastfeeding

More than one third of New Zealand employers are unaware of workplace breastfeeding legislation, a figure reflected in the lack of support for breastfeeding employees found in a study undertaken by Women’s Health Action. Women’s Health Action maternal health advisor, Isis McKay, says the study shows there is an urgent need to educate and support …

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Diary – Fit mama: The key training questions

Personal trainer Ange Noy is pregnant with her first child and trying to maintain her fitness level as best as possible while navigating sometimes conflicting advice from her endocrinologist, GP, midwife, family, friends, assorted fitness instructors, online forums and phone apps. When you fall pregnant, how do you keep fit while doing what’s best for …

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Pregnancy and Fitness: Exercise for Expectant Mums

For expectant mums, exercise was once considered risky. But now, most pregnancy specialists agree that regular, mild to moderate exercise not only supports a healthy pregnancy, but also leads to healthier babies and encourages lifelong healthy habits. I suggest speaking with your doctor, doula or midwife before beginning any type of exercise routine to be …

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