Our Editor

Pamela McIntosh, editor of Pregnancy BUMP&baby magazine, shares her insights and advice on pregnancy, caring for a new baby and beyond. With her stories, she hopes to support you through pregnancy as you prepare to welcome your new baby into your growing family.

The Ride of Your Life

So many parents feel that they have to love every single moment of time with their newborn. Becoming a parent  exposes you to a life of contrast like no other.

A cool change

For those of you in your third trimester particularly, I bet you’re happy that the heat has subsided, and these fresh, cool days have arrived. I

How are you today?

Growing a little human is certainly a tough ask physically. But mental acceptance of the changes in your body and that of your baby is next level

From the Editor

Hello, congratulations, you’re growing a little human! Isn’t it mind-blowing?

How to say goodbye to baby gear

If there’s one thing I’m not good at, it’s getting rid of my kids’ stuff, particularly the things they had when they were little babies.

So you’re having a baby

Congratulations! Oh, sorry, did I shout a little bit too loudly? I’m wearing ear plugs to drown out the sound of the white-noise machine I’ve been playing to try to help my own baby go to sleep.

Rules for feeding your baby

When it comes to feeding your newborn baby, other people will have a lot of OPINIONS and THOUGHTS about how you should be feeding them.

Pregnancy is weird

A good friend of mine is pregnant with her first baby, and she’s been texting me all manner of questions — some tricky, some humorous, some embarrassing, and some downright weird.

The time I didn’t know I had

Before my children were born, I used to stay up so late and go to so many events outside of my house. I’m an introvert, so these events were things like museum exhibitions (so quiet), art galleries (so quiet, so pretty), and film festivals (not quiet, but full of fellow nerds who didn’t want to talk to me).

When there are no words

For most New Zealanders, the afternoon of Friday 15 March began as just another regular afternoon. I was in the office looking at proofs of our next issue of Tots to Teens. My children were at school and childcare. My friends were at their respective workplaces, homes, community activities.

Decorating a nursery

Before my first daughter was born, I decorated her nursery entirely in Snoopy-print stuff I got online at great expense from the USA. Oh, it was all so cute.

The maternity pants that weren’t

I am not really a “trousers” kind of person. I prefer to wear dresses and skirts, or tunics over leggings. But a friend recently raved about these gorgeous and comfortable pants she bought from a trendy online boutique, so I threw caution to the wind and ordered a pair for myself.

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