Parenting > Birth

Born weighing just 380g, Baby Seth beat all the odds!

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Contributor

Baby Seth Dreyer of Worcester, Cape Town, was born extremely prematurely by emergency caesarean section at just 24 ...

Working dads now entitled to 10 days of paternity leave

Posted on November 27, 2018 by News24.com

Working South African dads are now entitled to 10 days of paternity leave after the birth of their ...

WIN an all-terrain baby 3 in 1 travel system and designer backpack worth R10450 with Mühelos baby

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Shelley Armstrong

The UK’s number one parenting event The Baby Show makes its local debut on September 28 to 30...

Revealed: The benefits and risks of having a C-section

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Living & Loving

C-sections can be lifesaving for mothers and babies but what are the potential effects?...

Your baby could be the new face of Ackermans! Enter here!

Posted on July 30, 2018 by ADVERTORIAL

The Ackermans Baby of the Year will become the face of Ackermans, receive a photoshoot experience in Cape ...

7 Things you’ll only understand if you’ve changed a toddler’s nappy

Posted on June 29, 2018 by ADVERTORIAL

Changing a toddler’s nappy is an entirely different experience and in honour of all those parents who have ...

So your birth didn’t go according to plan? Don’t blame yourself

Posted on May 30, 2018 by The Conversation

When expectations of childbirth don’t match reality, women can feel like a failure – and are somehow at ...

Ouch! 5 Ways to prevent tearing during childbirth

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Living & Loving

There’s no guarantee that you won’t experience some degree of tearing during childbirth, but there are ways to ...

Heartbreaking: “We lost our newborn baby to Group B-Streptococcus Meningitis”

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Lara Bestbier

In March 2018, Nicolene Strydom lost her baby boy at not even a week old to a bacterial ...

20 Things NOT to say to a mom with a colicky baby

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Mary Widdicks

I thought I'd do you (and all chronically sleep-deprived moms) a favour and leave you a few important ...

Good to know: What to do when the baby is born before you get to hospital

Posted on March 16, 2018 by The Conversation

Once the shock wears off, you have an entertaining birth story!...

The power of skin-to-skin

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Contributor

Skin-to-skin care is a simple, easy method of caring for newborn babies...

How childbirth education empowers parents for a better birth experience

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Contributor

Studies have shown that one in every four women describes giving birth as traumatic and up to 20% ...

Incredible video shows how Dr manually turns breech baby

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Lara Bestbier

Vanessa Fisher recently shared an incredible video on her Facebook page of what she went through to try ...

Fact vs fiction: 6 Epidural myths busted

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Living & Loving

Have your friends’ stories put you off considering an epidural? We separate fact from fiction...

Kangaroo Mother Care: The benefits and why more is better

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Contributor

Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a way of caring for premature babies through skin-to-skin contact with their moms ...

The littlest micro premature baby leaves medical staff in awe

The littlest micro premature baby leaves medical staff in awe

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Contributor

The survival of babies born between 23 and 25 weeks is still under debate, but miraculously, the littlest ...

The challenges of breastfeeding a premature baby

The challenges of breastfeeding a premature baby

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Contributor

While breast milk helps reduce the risk of newborn death, breastfeeding a premature baby has its challenges...

4 Ways your personality changes during labour

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Living & Loving

Your hormones can turn you from a relatively sane and calm person into someone completely different...

5 Ways to help parents cope with the trauma of stillbirth

Posted on November 2, 2017 by The Conversation

The death of an unborn baby is a tragedy that deeply affects families, health systems and wider society...

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