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Pre-term labour – what you should know

A4W Contributor

If you start to have regular contractions that cause the cervix to to dilate or thin out before ...

Perineal tear: The lowdown on tearing down low!

A4W Contributor

The topic of tearing ‘down there’ during childbirth is not a pleasant one, but the more you know, ...

Placenta encapsulation: Post-natal healing and other benefits

Bumbles Cookery Club

The placenta contains at least a half dozen hormones and other natural substances that help the body to ...

Oops, it’s not a girl! Video captures family’s surprise

Contributor

This hilarious video proves that even the most specialised doctor and ultrasound machine, can in fact, be wrong ...

Overcoming postnatal depression – P.S. you’re not a bad mom

A4W Contributor

Suffering from PND does not mean you are a bad mother; it just means you need help from ...

News flash: Your baby’s health doesn’t start from scratch

A4W Contributor

The reality is, the child doesn't quite start from scratch,they already carry over a legacy of factors from ...

Naturally does it when it comes to giving birth

A4W Contributor

South Africa has one of the highest rates of C-section delivery in the world. Have we forgotten how ...

Kangaroo Care: Loving touch is critical for preemies

A4W Contributor

The benefit that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after ...

In labour and delivery, nurses know how to fight

Shelly Lopez Gray

I have seen the work of nurses save so many women and newborns. I have seen what we ...

Inform yourself: The importance of skin to skin

Laura May Janse Van Rensburg

The moments after the birth of a baby are precious to the mother and to be separated from ...

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