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Recurrent miscarriages: testing for the causes

Any pregnancy loss is a devastating, scary and lonely experience. While miscarriages are very common, every woman who experiences this kind of loss is...
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What to eat to boost fertility if you’re trying to conceive

Infertility is estimated to affect 1 in 6 couples in South Africa. Naturally, nutrition plays a big role in fertility, as does being under-...
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How to fall pregnant naturally – Ways to boost fertility

Falling pregnant is often an incredibly exciting time in your life. Some babies will show up as wonderful surprises, and others are the result...
Pregnant lady pushing to give birth: funny thinks women have done while in labour

The strangest things moms have done during labour

We asked moms for some of the craziest things they’ve said during labour, and we never expected such hilarious comments. Tina Goldsmid: “My pregnancy cravings...
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Our struggle to conceive

It’s holiday time. The malls are packed. People are swarming around like bees on a nectar hunt. It’s a sea of jovial faces, loads...
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Adoption in South Africa

Following our articles on children and parents’ rights and responsibilities, we take a closer look at the rights and responsibilities that come with adoption...
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Trying to conceive

Falling pregnant seems like a simple enough task, right? Truth is, when you’re in the thick of things, regardless of how long you’ve been...
biological clock: everything you need to know about freezing your eggs in south africa

Everything you need to know about freezing your eggs

There are many medical advances available to women today in order to preserve their reproductive health. Egg freezing, otherwise known as oocyte cryopreservation, is...
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Conversations you and your partner need to have BEFORE starting a family

By Dr Sumayya Ebrahim, psychologist. You and your partner may be in love and have a seemingly perfect relationship – and you may assume that...