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Too posh to push? Caesarean births on the rise.

Caesarean births are on the rise in New Zealand, now accounting for about a quarter of all births. Some of these are emergency procedures, but increasingly women are booking to have elective caesareans prior to their due dates in order to avoid natural labour. Ministry of Health statistics report an increase in elective caesarean sections […]

Breast milk sharing grows in New Zealand

Breast milk sharing is slowly increasing in popularity, according to a survey done by a Christchurch donor breast milk bank. However, the survey also revealed that while most women were happy to share their breast milk if they had enough to spare, many were less keen to accept the breast milk of another for their […]