Pregnancy

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How to make homemade stretch mark oil

Keep stretch marks at bay with these simple and luxury recipes you can make at home. There is a large selection of body oils available...
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Codeine: You could be putting your baby at risk

By DNAlysis Did you know that common medications such as Myprodol, Mybulen, Benylin C and Sinutab could harm you, your unborn baby and your child? These...
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I had a state hospital birth and I liked it!

By Pamela Mkhize Like every first-time mom, I wasn’t looking forward to labour. I was excited to meet my little one, but a part of...
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What to know when flying with a baby bump

For all the cute ways to name a pregnancy, like a bun in the oven, a baby-bump, Buddha-belly, mummy-tummy, it’s always good to know...
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Ireland abortion referendum: voters have freed women from this insidious law

Fiona de Londras, University of Birmingham I write this sitting in a small café in Ranelagh, a prosperous part of Dublin. It is early on...
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Important nutrients during breastfeeding

Just as your baby’s nutrition is important, so is your own diet. Eating well during breastfeeding will help you meet your need for extra...
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Do babies actually matter in SA?

As we begin another Child Protection Week, child protection organisations and advocates are asking the question: do babies actually matter in South Africa? The continued...
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There’s more to your boobs than you know

Pregnancy and breastfeeding make us more aware of our boobs than ever before. Below are some interesting facts about your mammaries that you probably...
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Q&A: A healthy diet for breastfeeding

Every breastfeeding mother has questions about what she can or cannot consume and how this will affect the quality of her milk. Of course,...
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My most precious gift came at great personal cost

Olivia* fell pregnant after just two months of dating her boyfriend. She was unemployed at the time and the uncertainty of being in a...