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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 ...

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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 …

Are autism and herpes in pregnancy linked?

Posted on February 24, 2017 by Contributor

Is genital herpes during early pregnancy a risk for giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism ...

Gum disease during pregnancy puts baby at risk

Posted on February 14, 2017 by The Conversation

Up to 70% of mothers-to-be develop gum disease but, if left untreated it puts baby at risk of ...

Surviving early pregnancy: your essential guide

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Contributor

Have you just found out that you’re a mum-to-be? Congratulations! It’s a very exciting time, but can also ...

4 Answers to key pregnancy questions

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Contributor

Jeanell du Plessis, unit manager at Genesis Maternity Clinic, answers key questions about pregnancy and what new mothers ...

Should hypothyroidism in pregnancy be treated?

Posted on February 1, 2017 by Contributor

When thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) rises too much during pregnancy, it can cause a number of health problems for ...

Relief for the symptoms of water retention during pregnancy

Posted on January 29, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

It is estimated that approximately 50% of women experience water retention during pregnancy …

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Is the SA fertility treatment model failing us?

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Contributor

According to experts, the fertility treatment model in South Africa needs to improve …

Is it safe for pregnant women to go to the dentist?

Posted on January 4, 2017 by The Conversation

While plenty of factors may keep pregnant women from getting to the dentist, some may avoid going because ...

Health Check: Are cosmetics containing Vitamin A safe during pregnancy?

Posted on January 4, 2017 by The Conversation

Cosmetics promise us many things, but could certain skin-care products containing vitamin A be harmful to unborn children? ...

Pregnancy: Omega-3 supplements and asthma

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Contributor

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma, according to a ...

How can we prevent teenage pregnancies?

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Contributor

Despite the availability of contraception, teenage pregnancy in South Africa is on the rise. What can we do ...

Health alert for pregnant women: NO amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Contributor

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day takes place on 9 September. The Foundation for Alcohol Related Research ...

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Don’t let perinatal depression spoil the joys of motherhood

Posted on August 2, 2016 by Contributor

Perinatal mental health has been recognised as a major concern for expectant and new mothers ...

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Good to know: Pregnancy multivits “unnecessary” for most

Posted on July 21, 2016 by AFP - Relax News

Supplements are heavily marketed to women in all stages of pregnancy as a means of warding off health ...

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