Entries by Kirsty Magazine

Mātauranga Māori in pregnancy and birth

Kirsty Saxon (Multiples New Zealand) talks to our multiple mamas about the resurgence of mātauranga Māori in pregnancy and birth. The word whānau means both to give birth and family, and hapū means both pregnant and clan, illustrating the significance of pregnancy and childbirth to Māori. The whakataukī (proverb) ‘Mate i te tamaiti he aurukōwhao; […]

Te Whare Tapa Wha

Kirsty Saxon (Multiples Canterbury/Multiples NZ Executive) explores mental health from a Māori perspective. The topic of mental health is something I am really passionate about, as a mum who suffered from Postnatal Depression (PND) with both my singleton in 2011, and my twinkles in 2013/2014; and also someone who still struggles with depression.  Mothers of […]