• Skye Ross Third Trimester Glowing Pregnancy
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    Skye Ross: Third Trimester and Glowing!

    When I found out I was pregnant, my mind raced, and it wasn’t long before I was thinking about Skye. Having announced her pregnancy just a month before I found discovered mine, I calmed myself in knowing I had a friend in this journey. I couldn’t wait to tell Skye, and surprised her with my news over peanut butter and chocolate smoothies. I was only 6 weeks pregnant, so being able to compare notes and ask questions was invaluable. If it wasn’t for Skye, I probably wouldn’t have got onto finding a midwife so quickly, and thankfully found one that I love. I hope that you will also love comparing…

  • how to find a midwife or lead maternity carer LMC
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    How to find a midwife in New Zealand

    After sharing Our Struggle to Find a Midwife, I have put together a guide on how to find a midwife in New Zealand. This guide has some information specific to NZ, but much of it will be applicable wherever you live, and the questions to ask your midwife are universal. When you find out you are pregnant you should choose an LMC (lead maternity carer) as soon as possible (see also What to do when you find out you’re pregnant). This is very important for your health and for your baby. Most women choose a midwife but you may wish to choose an obstetrician. Using an obstetrician costs approximately $5-7,000, whereas…