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midwives

Midwives save lives of moms and babies

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Contributor

A study has found that integrating midwives into healthcare systems could prevent more than 80% of maternal and ...

Study: Warm showers and ball exercises help women during childbirth

Study: Warm showers and ball exercises help women during childbirth

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Contributor

A new study found that pregnant women may benefit from warm showers and exercises with a ball before ...

Contraception: Alternatives to the pill

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Bona

According to the Department of Health, an estimated 65% of women are using some form of contraception in ...

How air pollution affects children’s brains

How air pollution affects children’s brains

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Contributor

A growing baby’s exposure to so-called 'safe' levels of air pollution is linked to brain abnormalities that may ...

Pregnant and a coffee addict? You may need to kick your habit

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Contributor

If you’re a coffee addict, you may need to kick the habit for the duration of your pregnancy...

Expert advice on healthy eating during pregnancy

Expert advice on healthy eating during pregnancy

Posted on February 26, 2018 by Contributor

Registered dietitians and ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa) spokespeople share their expert advice on healthy eating ...

Did you know that taking a folate supplement before pregnancy could protect your baby from neural tube defects (NTD)?

Why you should take a folate supplement long before pregnancy

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Contributor

Did you know that taking a folate supplement before pregnancy could protect your baby from neural tube defects ...

What to eat in the first trimester

Pregnancy: What to eat in the first trimester

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Contributor

What you eat during the first trimester of pregnancy should provide the right nutrients for both you and ...

pregnancy symptoms

How to cope with uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Contributor

You may have that ‘glow’, but many moms also experience uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms. Here are a few ways ...

Reproductive Health

Consider your reproductive health this February

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Contributor

February is not only the month of love, it is also Reproductive Health Month and Sexually Transmitted Infection ...

how to cope with infertility

How to cope with infertility

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Contributor

Are you struggling to fall pregnant? Learn how to cope with infertility and boost your chances of conceiving…

Medications to avoid during pregnancy

Medications to avoid during pregnancy

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Contributor

Here is a list of medications to avoid during pregnancy…

Traffic air pollution puts unborn babies' health at risk

Traffic air pollution puts unborn babies’ health at risk

Posted on December 8, 2017 by Contributor

Experts warn that traffic air pollution could be having a detrimental impact on unborn babies' health...

WATCH! WCW: How Takkies is slaying pregnancy!

Posted on December 6, 2017 by People

Takkies is giving us #pregnancygoals!...

What causes premature births

World Prematurity Day: What causes premature births?

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Contributor

One in seven babies in South Africa is born too early. What causes premature births and are there ...

New study on antidepressant use during pregnancy

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Contributor

The use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases the risk of your child being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder ...

Pregnancy: Why womb age matters

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Contributor

Deciding to start a family later in life could be influenced by more than just the age of ...

Study: A mother’s age doesn’t matter

Posted on June 5, 2017 by Contributor

Are you over 35 and anxious about your pregnancy? Research has found that a mother's age at childbirth ...

pregnancy trends

How to beat pregnancy night sweats

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Contributor

Waking up in the night with sweat-drenched pyjamas is the last thing any new or expecting mom needs ...

Ladies, this is why fertility declines with age

Posted on April 5, 2017 by Contributor

A recent study has uncovered a new explanation for why female fertility declines with age …

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