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Gentle massage may soothe stress in preterm babies

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

A gentle massage could help soothe stress response in preterm babies.

Get the birth you want!

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

If you’re a mom wanting to give birth naturally in South Africa, you might find yourself facing some ...

Funny parenting test asks: Are you really ready for kids?

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

Think you are ready to have children? This parenting test taking mommy blogs by a storm, MIGHT just ...

Fear of childbirth predicts postpartum depression

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

According to the researchers, the observed link between fear of childbirth and postpartum depression may help health care ...

Eating placentas? US moms swear by health benefits

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

Health trends come and go, but one post-birth fad is gaining a foothold in the United States among ...

DIY your due date in 3 simple steps

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Jeanne Faulkner

If you know when your period started, that should be enough information to estimate a solid due date. ...

Did you know that fear of giving birth means labouring longer?

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

Expectant moms who are fearful of giving birth are likely to be in labour for longer than women ...

Coming to terms with postnatal depression

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

Postnatal or postpartum depression (PPD), is a type of clinical depression which can affect women, typically after childbirth.

Born at 25 weeks, a story of hope

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

Tanya Moodley began experiencing abdominal pain 25 weeks into her pregnancy. This is her story.

Birth options: C-section explained

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

The birth plan you choose for your first baby will most likely affect your choices thereafter.

Birth options: Natural (vaginal) birth

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

Most women who have uncomplicated pregnancies should be able to deliver via the normal vaginal route

Babies shouldn’t die of a broken heart, says Hudson Initiative

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

Around 1 in every 100 babies is born with a heart defect, and in South Africa, many of ...

Air fresheners may lead to hormonal imbalances, birth defects and reproductive problems

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

Recent research has shown that air fresheners pose a great risk to women, specifically expectant moms who may ...

5 Things you must do before having kids

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Contributor

Everything changes once you have kids. Your sleep habits, eating habits, hygiene and skinny jeans. Life will never ...

10 Reasons preemies are rockstars

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Jessica Bensten

You and me, we had the same due date, but I'm already four months old. As your seasoned ...

Viral social media campaign promotes stretch mark acceptance

Posted on Jun 22, 1819 by Contributor

Stretch marks are getting some positive attention via social media. The "Love Your Lines" campaign encourages women to ...

Womb to world: The secrets of your baby’s new life

Posted on Jun 22, 1706 by Contributor

The first 24 hours and the weeks that follow are an amazing journey of getting to know your ...

The night before you were born

Posted on Jun 22, 1225 by Contributor

"You’ll never remember all these times, these hours, these days filled with enough love to cover the sky."

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