Pregnancy

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Pregnancy week by week (2)

female symbol: questions you were too embarrassed to ask answered by a gynecologist

The questions you were too embarrassed to ask – answered by a gynaecologist

While we know we shouldn't be embarrassed to discuss certain topics with our doctors, some questions are just embarrassing to ask. But there's no...
Questions women ask their doctors when they are trying to conceive

The questions women ask their doctors when they’re trying to conceive

For some women, falling pregnant comes easily, but for others trying to conceive can be a lengthy and difficult process. These are some of...
baby shoes: pregnancy after a miscarriage

What it’s like to be pregnant again after a miscarriage

A few days before my first prenatal appointment, I lost my unborn baby in the most tragic ways one could lose a child. Loss...
woman holding her baby bump: is massage during pregnancy safe

Is it safe to have a massage during pregnancy?

A heavy belly, constant itching, a sore back and you feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster. Sound familiar?! Many expecting moms ask whether...
mother and son at the beach: post baby body

Someone asked me if having a baby made me not want to wear a...

Does having a baby change a woman's body? Yes, absolutely. A younger lady recently asked me a very personal question about my post-baby body that...
toilet roll with help written on it: causes and treatment of constipation during pregnancy

Constipation during pregnancy: causes & treatment

Burping, breaking wind and constipation are just a few of the ‘unmentionables’ pregnant women don’t like talking about. Seemingly a minor issue, they’re never-the-less...
George & Mason Baby range from takealot: child's nursery

Shopping for baby: what to buy & when

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Those are some of the most exciting words a soon-to-be parent can hear – but it’s likely to cause a fair...
baby coming soon sign: natural ways to induce labour

Natural ways to induce labour

As it stands, the labour process and how and when it starts is still a mystery of nature. The latest research points to an...
20 things you need to know about caesarean section births in south africa

Everything you need to know about caesarean section births in South Africa

Whether you're booked in for a caesarean section birth or you just want to prepare yourself for delivery day, read on for everything you...
woman's pregnant stomach: how much weight should a woman gain during pregnancy

How much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

How much weight should you gain during pregnancy? It's a question so many expecting moms ask. But weight gain in pregnancy is incredibly variable...