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Paternity leave in South Africa

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

Mothers need support to manage the demands of a scientific career with their family responsibilities. Shutterstock Bernard Slippers, University of Pretoria and Smeetha Singh There are a...
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Car safety for pregnant drivers

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

Shutterstock Elloise du Toit, University of Cape Town Investigating the make up and composition of breast milk has been a critical part of understanding how newborn...
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The history of car seats and 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...

New procedures are enabling men and women to preserve their fertility until they are ready or able to have children. By kristiillustra/shutterstock.com Marie Menke, University of...
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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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How to choose the best child car seat

Don’t you find it troubling that South African consumers head off to their local baby retailer to buy a car seat without doing a...
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Eye health in babies and toddlers is closely related to their learning and development

Gazing into your newborn’s beaming and inquisitive eyes is one of the most amazing moments to experience; however, it is easy to underestimate the...