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In labour for a week!

Angie Bothma was 25 when she gave birth to her first child. She shares her story of her pregnancy, week-long labour and induction. My husband...
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Pregnant and unable to pee!

When Karin Serfontein was about 12 weeks pregnant she anticipated having to go the loo more often than usual. After all, this wasn’t her...
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Becoming a mother at the age of 40

Being a mother over the age of 40 has its pros and cons. You’re emotional because you’re so excited and overwhelmed by joy as...
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My precious jewels

Thato Mngoma wrote this letter from the depths of her soul to her twin boys who were gone too soon. You’ve entered my womb and...
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Raising Harley

Harley had her name months before we found out I was pregnant. When I found out I was having a girl, it was like...
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There’s only so much a parent can do

Anonymous. I come from a family of five. I have two siblings and I’m the only daughter. My parents tried their best to give us...
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A mother is who I am now

Heather Lind weighs the mom guilt against the mom joy of having a baby. A piece about my own real life as a mom? Where...
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I had a state hospital birth and I liked it!

By Pamela Mkhize Like every first-time mom, I wasn’t looking forward to labour. I was excited to meet my little one, but a part of...
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No such thing as a supermom

Today I wished I could transport back to the 1920’s and just be the housewife feminists fought so hard for us not be. You...
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My most precious gift came at great personal cost

Olivia* fell pregnant after just two months of dating her boyfriend. She was unemployed at the time and the uncertainty of being in a...