Pregnancy

Want to know what to expect during pregnancy? Learn about pregnancy symptoms, stages and get tips on nutrition, exercise, wellness and more.

Pregnancy week by week (2)

Human embryo at 7 weeks of pregnancy

Pregnancy at 7 weeks

By the seventh week, your baby is about 1.2cm, as big as a blueberry. At week 7, your tummy still looks normal, and you...
Human embryo at the six week stage

Pregnancy at 6 weeks

By the sixth week, you are well into your second month of pregnancy. By this time, your baby is about the size of a...
Illustration of foetus at 5 weeks

Pregnancy at 5 weeks

At five weeks, you are now entering your second month of pregnancy. By now, your baby is the size of an orange seed! Many...
Magnified image of uterus with ovary and egg follicles

Pregnancy at 1 to 4 weeks

Pregnancy is scary and exciting all at once, especially if you’re experiencing it for the first time. And just like every other scary-and-exciting-at-the same-time...
Doctor delivering baby via a caesarean section

Planned & emergency C-section stories

April is International C-Section Awareness Month so we reached out to our moms to share a bit about their positive experiences and things they...
Pregnant woman with husband looking at at belly

Tips for dads when your doula can’t attend your birth

Giving birth can be a scary time even when you have a full support team in place. During the nationwide lockdown, your doula is...
Doctor checking pregnant woman's belly with stethoscope

“I’m having a baby in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic”

Imagine having a baby and your husband is only allowed there for the delivery, after which you aren’t allowed any visitors. Imagine your family...

Planning a family – when is the right time to have a baby?

In an ideal world, a woman would wait until she’s at the “right” stage for her to have a baby, taking into account factors...
Young black mom holding newborn after waterbirth

Different types of giving birth: Water birth, epidural & natural

Have you decided on the type of birth experience you would like? While nothing is set in stone and pregnant mothers should be prepared...
Pregnant woman in labour leaning against bed

Braxton Hicks or true labour: how to know you’re about to give birth

How do you know you are in labour? What are the first signs to watch out for? And how do you know if it's...