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pregnant mom worried about tokophobia

Tokophobia: what it’s like to have a phobia of pregnancy and childbirth

Catriona Jones, University of Hull; Franziska Wadephul, University of Hull, and Julie Jomeen, University of Hull It’s very common for women to feel anxious about...
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Incorrectly using antibiotics causes antimicrobial resistance

In a national survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics – a responsible provider of colds and flu medication – more than 80% of South African...
twins gone too soon

My precious jewels

Thato Mngoma wrote this letter from the depths of her soul to her twin boys who were gone too soon. You’ve entered my womb and...
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Anthill 26: Twins

Double trouble, two peas in a pod, always together and possibly even reading each other’s minds – twins come with tonnes of stereotypes. This...
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Formula feeding: What to expect

While “breast is best”, there are times when a mommy cannot breastfeed her little one for various reasons. When you have to turn to formula...
raising harley

Raising Harley

Harley had her name months before we found out I was pregnant. When I found out I was having a girl, it was like...
woman suffering from PMDD thinking it is all in her head

It’s not all in your head

For many women, their menstrual cycle can become a nightmare due to altered hormone levels that may cause Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), a mood...
infant formula with spoon

How is formula made?

Have you ever taken a moment to consider how infant formula is made and the quality control involved? Is there more to it than...
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Breastfeeding: 5 ways it can be encouraged responsibly

Breastfeeding shouldn’t face protest. M-SUR/Shutterstock Amy Brown, Swansea University Health promotion messages rarely work when they simply tell people what to do. We all know what a...
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Divorce Survival Guide: Part Three

By Petro Thamm, owner and founder of Good Night Child Sleep Consultancy. Part Three of Petro Thamm’s Divorce Survival Guide helps family and friends to...