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female symbol: things your vagina and your gynaecologist wish you knew about your body

7 healthy vagina habits you need to start doing TODAY

Vaginas. They're pretty amazing, aren't they? But, before we go any further, let's just clear something up. While many people use the word 'vagina'...
causes and treatment for painful periods: PCOS, Endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease

Painful periods: causes & treatment

Snuggling up with a hot water bottle, feeling moody, and inhaling chocolate like it's going out of fashion? Yep, it's that time of the...
why having sex is good for you and your health: two fingers with faces drawn on them

13 science-backed reasons to have more sex

When you have sex, you're actually doing your mind, body and spirit a HUGE favour. We asked three experts to break down the multiple...
uncertainty ahead sign: What to do when you and your partner can’t agree on how many children to have

Conflict resolution: What to do when you and your partner can’t agree on how...

“How many children do you want?” It seems like an easy enough question but it can be one of the hardest decisions you’ll make,...
calculate when you're ovulating: an egg with sperm

How do I know when I am ovulating?

According to fertility clinic Medfem, the best chance of conceiving is to have intercourse in the two to three days preceding ovulation and including...
woman standing in underwear with a picture of a happy face

Vaginal discharge: what’s normal and what’s not?

Vaginal discharge is one of the most common reasons women book a visit to their gynaecologist. Depending on the appearance and characteristics of the...
Top 10 baby names for boys and girls 2021

These are the top 10 predicted baby names for boys and girls in 2021

Few things are as exciting - or nerve-racking - as deciding on a name for your little one, and that's before you take into...
Recurrent pregnancy loss

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...

What it’s like to have a child using an egg donor

"I still vividly remember the day I had my first hot flush - I knew in an instant that this was not good news...
Foods that are good for fertility

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-...