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Keeping you and your baby happy and healthy with our
range of pregnancy vitamins, baby care and toys!
70 Town Centre,
Ph: 03 249 9268
Providing Pregnancy, Labour & Birth
and Postnatal Care.
Suppor ting Birth at home,
Gore & Invercargill Hospitals
Ph: 03 208 8298
Cell: 027 214 1335
Fiordland District Midwives
ISOBEL DEVERY: 027 226 7020
Professional, caring and a specialist in
pregnancy, birth and a postnatal care
Privileged to care for woman
and families in our community
Fiordland District Midwives
a part of your community.
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Registered with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand
Quality Early Childhood Education – Birth to School Age
Enrolments open now. For more information about
your nearest centre and to book a space
Playcentre is a family organisation where:
we empower adults and children to play,
work, learn and grow together
and best educators of their children
So that whanau are strengthened and
Phone 03 214 2033 | www.Playcentre.org.nz
“Whanau tupu ngatahi - families growing together”
This voucher entitles
you to 3 free visits at
or phone 0800 PLAYNZ
“Whanau tupu ngatahi -
families growing together”
Choose your INDEPENDENT MIDWIFE
Choose Birthing Services at Tuatapere Maternity Hospital
Choose our famous post natal stay, relax and be off to a great start
(You can stay with us even if you birth elsewhere)
All services available free of charge
Book with your independent midwife.
Community Based Maternity Care
Tuatapere & Te Anau
Book with Jo
(027) 291 8085
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS
Join experienced midwife Jo Lundman
for a weekend of education and information
Sat 29th June & Sunday 30th June
Free of charge
Pregnancy, Labour, Birth & Post Natal Info for Parents.
We have moved and to celebrate
we’re giving you the gift!
Come to our new store and purchase any car
seat, buggy or cot from Baby On The Move
Invercargill and go in the draw to win a break
for two at the Hilton Queenstown.*
We are now at: 115 Spey Street, Invercargill
Ph: 03 214 2229, E: email@example.com
Must be purchased before 30th June 2013 to be eligible. Terms and conditions apply - ask instore for details.
Night for two in a King Relaxation Room
Breakfast for two
$100 voucher for the Wakatipu Grill Restaurant
Just found out you’re going to be a dad?
a moment in my tummy... a lifetime in my heart
That’s great news, but pregnancy looks easy when it’s
happening to someone else!
Based on their own experiences of struggling to find useful
parenting related information specifically aimed at dads, Wellington-
based dads Scott Lancaster, Eric Mooij and Stefan Korn created
Last year they went on to publish “Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For
Dummies” – a 170-page book containing the latest information,
resources and cheats to help new dads master dadhood.
These tips have been edited from that guide...
1. Take care of your lady
Growing a baby is hard work and takes quite a physical toll on a
woman’s body. The tiredness of carrying an extra person around puts
all sorts of strains on the female body. Look after your partner 24/7
if need be, especially if she’s having a difficult pregnancy, and do all
you can to make life easier for her.
2. Get on the wagon
Your missus has to stay off alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, blue cheese,
seafood and a whole lotta other stuff to keep that baby in there safe
and sound. Seeing you downing a pint of beer and enough salami to
sink a small ship could be enough to send her over the edge. Staying
off alcohol and cigarettes and eating what she can eat is not only
better for you, but it sets a precedent for how you intend to live as
3. Give your partner some ‘me’ time ever y now and then
The prospect of becoming a mother, while really exciting, is
daunting, both mentally and physically. For most mothers, the
first few months after birth end up being a 24-hour, seven-days-
a-week job. During pregnancy, your partner is bound to have some
trepidation about her new responsibility and how she’s going to
cope. Over the next few years your partner’s always going to have one
eye on what she’s doing and one eye on your child. So, in the months
before this all kicks off, let her have some time that’s just for her.
4. Be there for the medical stuff
Go along to all the medical appointments, scans and meetings
with your midwife or obstetrician. Your partner wants you to be
there to share it. The first time you hear your baby’s heartbeat or see
the faint shadows of your baby moving around in your partner’s belly
during an ultrasound scan, you’ ll be glad you came along. Going to
appointments also supports your partner because, in the event of any
unwelcome news, you’re there to help her.
5. Get with the program
Start skilling-up on essential baby knowledge and skills. Mums-
to-be love to see their partner getting excited about their new life as
parents, and what better way to show your excitement than to throw
yourself into the preparations? You have so much to learn about
looking after a newborn baby and the months after that, so why not
find out all you can about it now?
6. Go on a babymoon
As a couple, now is the perfect time to take a relaxing and indulgent
holiday somewhere. Somewhere sun lounges and swimming pools are
more common than office blocks, with great restaurants and shops to
browse. Somewhere the two of you can just hang out, sleep late, read
books and do whatever you want when you want.
7. Be excited about becoming a dad
Finding out you’re going to be a dad is a little scary, but burying
your head in the sand and pretending the baby’s not going to happen
doesn’t help. Even if the impending change of lifestyle takes a while
to sink in, you can definitely make the pregnancy experience more
enjoyable for your partner if you show a bit of excitement about
becoming a dad. Showing your partner that you’re excited gets her
excited and happy about becoming a mum.
In a few months when the baby is born, you’re going to be celebrating
a new person’s presence in your life – the person who is on this Earth
because of you. That’s pretty special! But the arrival does come with
a price – temporary sleep deprivation and a restricted social life. So
make the most of your quiet nights and unlimited access to the outside
world now! Take your lady for a flash dinner somewhere fancy, visit
a special place together – do whatever spins your wheels as a couple.
9. Record that beautiful belly
Celebrating the physical changes that take place during pregnancy,
such as the voluptuous new shape of a pregnant belly and those plus-
sized bosoms that you gotta love, is now common. Most pregnant
women, while despising the weight they put on, love their bellies, so
get out your camera from week one and get snapping. You’ll laugh
when you look back and see how your baby grew even before you got
to meet your little champ.
10. Keep telling her how beautiful she is
For many women, the hardest part of pregnancy is near the due
date. Your partner may be having a difficult time getting comfortable
at night and suffering from heartburn or piles. You, as your partner’s
great ally, her support and rock, can earn mega brownie points and
endear you to her always if you keep telling her how beautiful she
is. She wants to know you still find her attractive and that she’s still,
despite everything going on in her body, the hot woman you fell in
love with – not just because of the way she looks, but because of who
she is – and that she’s going to make a wonderful mother.
We have three prizes to give away,
two Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy
for Dummies and one cast of your
baby’s feet from E.Scape Glass in
Invercargill including frame and
etching valued at $115
Simply send you name and contact
PO Box 251, Te Anau
Entries must be received by
31st May 2013.
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