Pregnancy

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Barriers for women in the workplace

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Women are often side-lined not just because they are women, but because of pregnancy, maternity leave and breastfeeding. This involves perceptions that women are...
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10 things I wish I’d known about the first week with a newborn

The birth of your kid is a wonderful thing, but when you get home and reality settles in, there are a few things that...
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Paternity leave in South Africa

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Finally! In November 2017, Parliament adjusted parental leave and benefits to better reflect the kinds of demands that parenting puts on working adults. People...
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African mothers in science need more support. Providing it is actually easy

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There are a number of discussions to be had about women scientists in Africa: why there are so few, for instance; or how more...
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Car safety for pregnant drivers

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In modern society, mothers-to-be can’t simply stay at home and wait around for nine months. It is important for pregnant road users to know...
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Rethinking the bounty bag

In the last few days before I gave birth to my second daughter, I reflected on my pregnancy and had a few laughs about...
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Uncovering the deeper secrets of every mother’s breast milk

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Investigating the make up and composition of breast milk has been a critical part of understanding how newborn babies build their immune systems and...
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The history of car seats & how far we’ve come!

Some of my earliest childhood memories are of going with my cousins (all of us were between the ages of six and 12) to...
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40 years after the birth of IVF, researchers push boundaries to preserve fertility in...

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Tears are a regular occurrence in a fertility clinic. Tears of joy, tears of frustration, tears of loss happen almost daily. For some, those...
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Live your best pregnancy

Being pregnant is the most beautiful, normal phenomenon in life. The moment you hear the good news you become filled with excitement and fear,...
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