Category: Pregnancy Health Tips

Lupus and Pregnancy

Posted on Feb 5, 2009 by Caitlin de Kok

The autoimmune disorder, Lupus, mainly affects young women. More than 50 % of all lupus pregnancies are completely ...

Chemicals and Birth Defects

Posted on Dec 3, 2008 by Caitlin de Kok

Pregnant women should take folic acid supplements until the 12th week of pregnancy, to prevent neural tube defects ...

Malaria, Pregnancy and Children

Posted on Nov 11, 2008 by Caitlin de Kok

Most African countries now have drug-resistant strains of malaria. In South Africa, these drug resistant strains are found ...

Exercise No-no’s For Pregnancy

Posted on Nov 4, 2008 by Caitlin de Kok

The following exercise is unsafe during pregnancy: Jogging more than 4km Sprinting Water-skiing Horseback-riding Scuba-diving Contact sports Avoid ...

Overweight and Expecting

Posted on Oct 30, 2008 by Caitlin de Kok

Research has indicated that about 30% of women who become pregnant are overweight. Recent research by the University ...

Recreational Drugs and Fertility

Posted on Oct 10, 2008 by Caitlin de Kok

Recreational drugs, including anabolic steroids, damage sperm production and affect male and female hormone production. It may take ...

How Soon To Test For Pregnancy

Posted on Oct 6, 2008 by Caitlin de Kok

You can check for pregnancy from the first day your period is meant to start. An hCG blood ...

Delaying Childbrith and Caesareans

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 by Caitlin de Kok

Scientists at Cambridge University have found that advancing age is associated with impaired uterine function, specifically a lesser ...

Donate Breast Milk

Posted on Jun 19, 2008 by Caitlin de Kok

We have had a request from Milk Matters to those moms who are presently breastfeeding, to consider donating ...

Pregnancy Rate After Ectopic Pregnancy

Posted on Jun 17, 2008 by Caitlin de Kok

The chances of having a successful pregnancy are lower after an ectopic pregnancy, but depend on the extent ...

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