Auckland 2022

26-28 Aug, Fri: 10am-4pm Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun 10am–4pm, The Trusts Arena

Seminar Series

Because no one issues you with a manual on the birth of your children, make the most of the FREE Seminar Room from leading experts on a range of vital parenting topics throughout each day of the show.

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Fri

Friday 26 August

Dorothy Waide
10:30am-11:15am

Karitane Mothercraft Nurse Dorothy Waide, is a best Selling Author and one of New Zealand's leadings sleep consultant’s. She understands it's ok to ask for help. With over 30 years baby nursing and in-home 24/7 care both in New Zealand and around the world. She believes nurture is central to giving babies the very best start in life and takes an holistic approach to her work. Dorothy is here to help and support families by sharing her knowledge and skills.


Dorothy is currently OHbaby!’s sleep expert, ambassador for Water Wipes NZ, appears regularly on the Parenting Squad 1ZB and works alongside New Shoots Children’s Centre.

Free

Jennifer Douglas - Starting Solids for the Intuitive Baby
11:30am-12:15pm

Jenny Douglas is a children's Dietitian and she will cover all you need to know about starting solid foods with your baby. Find out about when to start, why start, how to do it, what foods to give, how to introduce allergy foods, and understanding your babies feeding cues. Plus there will be time for Jenny to answer your baby nutrition questions. Everyone who attends Jenny's seminar will also receive a discount on the new book 'YUM!' by Nadia Lim & Jennifer Douglas!

Free

Ella McLean - Building Your Sexual Confidence Postpartum
12:30pm-1pm

When you are a mother - you take a back seat to the me time you used to enjoy. Sexual pleasure and body confidence go hand-in-hand. Our sexual self-esteem is an integral part of life and an ever evolving experience. Having a baby can knock the wind out of your sails in so many ways and knowing how to deal with lowered sexual confidence is a really powerful tool that everyone can benefit from. Join Ella McLean, founder of sexual wellness brand Hello Lover, as she explores ways we can grow our sexual confidence, improve communication, become more self-aware and reframe the way we connect with sex as we navigate our changing roles, bodies and lives. This is a sex-positive, shame free and inclusive space - all people welcome!

Free

She Moves - Pre & Postpartum exercise what every mum needs to know!
1:30pm-2:15pm

Join award winning Online Personal Trainers Ren & Jen from She Moves as they answer all the most common questions about pre & postpartum exercise! Exercise during pregnancy and postpartum is super important but it can be confusing to know what you should and shouldn't be doing! Come join Ren & Jen as they share all the info you need to know!

Free

Annette Faamausili - Navigating Toddler Sleep 1-3 years
2:30pm-3:15pm

Are you tired of your toddler's ever changing sleep habits? Do you dread putting your child to bed and worry what the night will bring?Annette Faamausili is an experienced Sleep Consultant of over two decades and specialises in toddler sleep issues. She is going to share her wisdom and expertise on some of the common sleep challenges parents face. From early rising to dropping the day nap and managing bedtime battles she's got it covered.

Free

Sat

Saturday 27 August

Mela Lush - Navigating Motherhood and Career in a Post Pandemic World
9:30am-10:15am

Mela will discuss the biggest challenges mothers face in their return back to work and how to overcome them.

Free

Dorothy Waide
10:30am-11:15am

Karitane Mothercraft Nurse Dorothy Waide, is a best Selling Author and one of New Zealand's leadings sleep consultant’s. She understands it's ok to ask for help. With over 30 years baby nursing and in-home 24/7 care both in New Zealand and around the world. She believes nurture is central to giving babies the very best start in life and takes an holistic approach to her work. Dorothy is here to help and support families by sharing her knowledge and skills.


Dorothy is currently OHbaby!’s sleep expert, ambassador for Water Wipes NZ, appears regularly on the Parenting Squad 1ZB and works alongside New Shoots Children’s Centre.

Free

Jennifer Douglas - Starting Solids for the Intuitive Baby
11:30am-12:15pm

Jenny Douglas is a children's Dietitian and she will cover all you need to know about starting solid foods with your baby. Find out about when to start, why start, how to do it, what foods to give, how to introduce allergy foods, and understanding your babies feeding cues. Plus there will be time for Jenny to answer your baby nutrition questions. Everyone who attends Jenny's seminar will also receive a discount on the new book 'YUM!' by Nadia Lim & Jennifer Douglas!

Free

Kathy Fray - ORGANIC BIRTH - Understanding the Secrets of Natural Labour for Spontaneous Birth
1:30pm-2:15pm

Research is clear: Healthy kiwi women with normal pregnancies who opt for Epidural anaesthesia increase their rates of Emergency C-Sections, Haemorrhage and ICU/HDU admissions - and statistically their babies have lower APGAR scores, and higher rates of NICU/SCBU admissions. But simply planning to "refuse an epidural" isn't enough ... women need in-depth knowledge on Pregnancy birth-prep and Labour pain-management, including understanding the 3 Phases of Labour and the 4 Stages of Birth. Get empowered.


BIO: Kathy Fray is an internationally awarded senior Midwife who has been NZ's #1 birth & baby Author since 2005. www.MothersWise.com

Free

Annette Faamausili - Navigating Toddler Sleep 1-3 years
2:30pm-3:15pm

Are you tired of your toddler's ever changing sleep habits? Do you dread putting your child to bed and worry what the night will bring?Annette Faamausili is an experienced Sleep Consultant of over two decades and specialises in toddler sleep issues. She is going to share her wisdom and expertise on some of the common sleep challenges parents face. From early rising to dropping the day nap and managing bedtime battles she's got it covered.

Free

Ella McLean - Building Your Sexual Confidence Postpartum
3:30pm-4pm

When you are a mother - you take a back seat to the me time you used to enjoy. Sexual pleasure and body confidence go hand-in-hand. Our sexual self-esteem is an integral part of life and an ever evolving experience. Having a baby can knock the wind out of your sails in so many ways and knowing how to deal with lowered sexual confidence is a really powerful tool that everyone can benefit from. Join Ella McLean, founder of sexual wellness brand Hello Lover, as she explores ways we can grow our sexual confidence, improve communication, become more self-aware and reframe the way we connect with sex as we navigate our changing roles, bodies and lives. This is a sex-positive, shame free and inclusive space - all people welcome!

Free

Sun

Sunday 28 August

Dorothy Waide
10:30am-11:15am

Karitane Mothercraft Nurse Dorothy Waide, is a best Selling Author and one of New Zealand's leadings sleep consultant’s. She understands it's ok to ask for help. With over 30 years baby nursing and in-home 24/7 care both in New Zealand and around the world. She believes nurture is central to giving babies the very best start in life and takes an holistic approach to her work. Dorothy is here to help and support families by sharing her knowledge and skills.


Dorothy is currently OHbaby!’s sleep expert, ambassador for Water Wipes NZ, appears regularly on the Parenting Squad 1ZB and works alongside New Shoots Children’s Centre.

Free

Jennifer Douglas - Starting Solids for the Intuitive Baby
11:30am-12:15pm

Jenny Douglas is a children's Dietitian and she will cover all you need to know about starting solid foods with your baby. Find out about when to start, why start, how to do it, what foods to give, how to introduce allergy foods, and understanding your babies feeding cues. Plus there will be time for Jenny to answer your baby nutrition questions. Everyone who attends Jenny's seminar will also receive a discount on the new book 'YUM!' by Nadia Lim & Jennifer Douglas!

Free

Mela Lush - Navigating Motherhood and Career in a Post Pandemic World
12:30pm-1pm

Mela will discuss the biggest challenges mothers face in their return back to work and how to overcome them.

Free

Kathy Fray - ORGANIC BIRTH - Understanding the Secrets of Natural Labour for Spontaneous Birth
1:30pm-2:15pm

Research is clear: Healthy kiwi women with normal pregnancies who opt for Epidural anaesthesia increase their rates of Emergency C-Sections, Haemorrhage and ICU/HDU admissions - and statistically their babies have lower APGAR scores, and higher rates of NICU/SCBU admissions. But simply planning to "refuse an epidural" isn't enough ... women need in-depth knowledge on Pregnancy birth-prep and Labour pain-management, including understanding the 3 Phases of Labour and the 4 Stages of Birth. Get empowered.


BIO: Kathy Fray is an internationally awarded senior Midwife who has been NZ's #1 birth & baby Author since 2005. www.MothersWise.com

Free

Annette Faamausili - Navigating Toddler Sleep 1-3 years
2:30pm-3:15pm

Are you tired of your toddler's ever changing sleep habits? Do you dread putting your child to bed and worry what the night will bring?Annette Faamausili is an experienced Sleep Consultant of over two decades and specialises in toddler sleep issues. She is going to share her wisdom and expertise on some of the common sleep challenges parents face. From early rising to dropping the day nap and managing bedtime battles she's got it covered.

Free

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