Category: Pregnancy Health Tips

Why many South African mothers give up breastfeeding their babies so soon

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 by The Conversation

Globally, numerous policies and programmes have been put in place to promote and support breastfeeding. South Africa has ...

Stretch marks and ‘kiwi’ on your inner thighs -why tissue oil is the answer

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Stretch marks and pigmentation make many women feel self-conscious, even though they are both a natural consequence of ...

How to care for your skin during and after pregnancy

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Not every mom-to-be glows during pregnancy...and no-one ever tells you the about the affects of postpartum on your ...

SKIMS: Kim Kardashian’s new range of maternity shapewear could exacerbate body image issues for pregnant women

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 by The Conversation

Shapewear during pregnancy? While Kim Kardashian-West insists that her range of maternity SKIMS are support wear and not ...

Forget bouncing back, balance is the healthiest way to manage weight post-pregnancy

Posted on Aug 24, 2020 by The Conversation

When you have a newborn baby, your waistline may be the last thing on your mind. Yet women ...

Mental health for pregnant women and new mothers: Why extra care is needed

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 by The Conversation

Depression has many levels and factors, ranging from biological to psychological. It also has social and cultural effects ...

What is the fertile window?

Posted on Aug 16, 2020 by A4W Contributor

The main benefit of fertility charting when trying to conceive is being able to identify your fertile window ...

Perinatal depression: “My harrowing journey to diagnosis… and help”

Posted on Jul 23, 2020 by Sasha Wyatt-Minter

Lauren Shapiro was excited to be pregnant again, but she had no idea how different this pregnancy would ...

Carrying twins: 10 common pregnancy myths BUSTED

Posted on Jul 13, 2020 by A4W Contributor

You don't have to eat for three, there's no guarantee that you will give birth to small babies ...

We tracked Soweto mothers-to-be to find out more about diet and obesity patterns

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 by The Conversation

Obese women, or those with gestational diabetes (glucose intolerance beginning or first recognised during pregnancy), are more likely ...

HIV and high blood pressure in pregnancy: we’re tracing the connections

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by The Conversation

The leading cause of maternal deaths is hypertension, or high blood pressure. This condition is also known as ...

Healthcare for moms and newborns during the pandemic

Posted on May 19, 2020 by PRESS

Understandably, COVID-19 panic, as well as the lockdown regulations, have had an impact on pregnant women, new moms ...

Tips for nurturing and nourishing your bump with a well-balanced diet

Posted on May 14, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Did you know a little one’s first 1000 days are the most significant for their health and development?...

Combatting post-natal depression

Posted on Mar 3, 2020 by Shenrina Badri

There are several things that you can do to help combat post-natal depression …

BPA-free plastic products may NOT be safe (especially if you’re pregnant)

Posted on Feb 21, 2020 by A4W Contributor

We thought that BPA-free plastic products were safe, but now scientists warn that they could be as harmful ...

Staying healthy during pregnancy

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 by Shenrina Badri

It is important to stay healthy - especially during pregnancy…

Study: Being born via C-section does not increase a child’s risk of obesity

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 by A4W Contributor

If you’ve been told that having a C-section will condemn your child to a lifetime of battling obesity, ...

Why you should be careful of candles while pregnant

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 by A4W Contributor

Burning candles while pregnant could predispose your baby to allergies, but that’s not the only air pollutant to ...

How placenta changes in pregnant women over 35 affect infants

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 by A4W Contributor

For pregnant women over 35, placenta changes could negatively affect their male infants...

Win a Thule voucher worth R7000

Posted on Nov 21, 2019 by Shelley Armstrong

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