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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 ...

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 ...

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