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Too soon: Prematurity and early arrivals

Premature babies are those born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier a baby is born, the greater chance there is of developing complications...
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5 serious eye conditions in children

Much like children need to learn to walk and talk, they need to develop their visual acuity before they can make sense of their...
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What’s all the fuss about gastro?

As I write this, we have just survived both boys having had gastroenteritis in close succession. Sleep deprivation – something I thought had disappeared...
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7 steps to mental health during motherhood

“My kids drive me crazy!” This is something most of us have said or thought at some stage, while feeling overwhelmed by the demands...
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How temperature influences sleep

Temperature has a massive influence on a child’s sleep. Not only does it influence how comfortably your child will sleep, but it is an...
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What to do when you’re driving in bad weather

In South Africa, we are accustomed to driving in beautiful sunny weather most of the time. But as we approach the summer rain seasons,...
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15 lessons from a second-time mom

Wondering what lies ahead – besides a couple of extra stretch marks, additional lost sleep and, of course, the cutest, new baby? Here are...
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Choosing a water birth

I often have women come to my practice who are eager to have a water birth but they have several concerns: What is a...
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6 ways to build your child’s immunity

Our modern society and the advances in medicine ensure that children have a much better chance of survival when faced with a dreaded disease...
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10 FAQs regarding infant feeding

Today’s technology, computers and the World Wide Web have transformed our world into a global village. Gone are the days of pulling out a dusty...