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Your top 5 questions about birth centres answered

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Living & Loving

Want to avoid a hospital birth, but afraid to have your baby at home? A birth centre might ...

Cost-free stem cell storage programme gives hope to South African families affected by life-threatening blood disorders

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Contributor

Nothing in life is certain, but if we knew we could do something to help our children, why ...

Ouch! 5 Ways to prevent tearing during childbirth

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Living & Loving

While there is no way to guarantee that you won’t experience some degree of tearing during birth, there ...

Last minute shopping for your hospital bag – don’t forget the car seat!

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Contributor

As you count down to the arrival of your little one, it’s important to remember to pack the ...

What you need to know if your baby is breech – PLUS what you can do

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Living & Loving

Registered midwife Pippa Hime explains what you need to know, and what you can do, if your baby ...

WIN 1 of 2 Philips Avent baby hampers worth R 3163 each

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Shelley Armstrong

Breastfeeding guide for moms on the go! Philips Mother and Child Care Division

Baby blues versus postnatal depression – we explain the difference between the two

Posted on August 4, 2017 by Living & Loving

Yes, there is a difference between feeling a little blue post birth, and the more serious concern of ...

Useful tips to prepare you for birth and breastfeeding

Posted on July 27, 2017 by Contributor

There is nothing as amazing as knowing that you have prepared well ahead for the birth of your ...

7 Weird things that happen in the delivery room

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Living & Loving

Knowing what to expect during labour makes for a less stressful delivery, so we’re spilling the beans on ...

Do I really need a doula?

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Living & Loving

With the mounting costs of pregnancy and childbirth, you might be reconsidering your birth plan and wondering if ...

Exercising after a C-section: What you need to know

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Living & Loving

You’ve just had your baby and you want to start getting back in shape. But what exercises can ...

Oh, Baby! 7 Things you probably don’t know about midwives

Posted on May 22, 2017 by The Conversation

The term 'midwife' can conjure up images of a stern matron, ready for some no-nonsense birthing, or, more ...

4 Tips to help you choose the best birth photographer

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Living & Loving

Here is everything you need to know about birth photography and how to choose a birth photographer...

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Should dads be in the delivery room during birth? Two dads share their thoughts

Posted on May 5, 2017 by Living & Loving

We look at the pros and cons of having your partner in the delivery room when you give ...

International Day of the Midwife: Who is going to catch all the babies?

Posted on May 3, 2017 by Contributor

Midwife champion calls for more mentoring, training and involvement of midwives, together with obstetricians - to resolve obstetric ...

labour

5 Signs of approaching labour

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Living & Loving

These signs will let you know that labour is approaching…

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Planning for baby: What’s in your hospital bag?

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Contributor

When strategising what to pack in your hospital bag, make sure you think about all aspects of your ...

Sweet! Turkish Airlines’ crew welcome new life at 30 000 feet

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Contributor

A small miracle made an unexpected appearance on a Turkish Airlines flight on Friday, 7 April 2017 ...

sex

Why does sex hurt after birth?

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Living & Loving

Whether you had a natural birth, a C-section or an assisted vaginal delivery, you may find that after ...

4 Common challenges for working moms & how to deal with them

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Living & Loving

We got the experts to weigh in on some of the most common challenges facing working moms …

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