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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...

7 Things that happen during labour that no one tells you about

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Living & Loving

There are things that happen during the labour and birth process that not even your best friend will ...

I was determined to have a natural birth, but in the end, it didn’t matter

Posted on October 12, 2017 by ANA Newswire

Turns out, it didn’t matter how my baby got here, just that she did...

5 Reasons babies get stuck during labour

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Living & Loving

Here are a few reasons why a “vaginal bypass” may be necessary if your baby gets stuck during ...

9 Remedies to help soothe those stitches down there

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Living & Loving

A tear down there can be extremely uncomfortable. Try these eight remedies to help soothe stitches to your ...

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 ...

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