New parents will experience a lot of emotions, ranging from joy and excitement to fear or worry. When whānau take good care of themselves, they're also caring for their new pēpi in a loving way and building an emotional connection with them.

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Ara Mātua – pregnancy

Ara Mātua parenting pathways identify ways kaitiaki can strengthen their relationship with pēpi. There are spaces to add their own goals to build their parenting confidence.

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