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Candice Botha has a special story to tell, one of coincidences and special blessings. One of the first test-tube quintuplets in South Africa, she shares how many similarities between her mom and her have played out in her life now that she is the mother of twins. Q. Your family...
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It’s holiday time. The malls are packed. People are swarming around like bees on a nectar hunt. It’s a sea of jovial faces, loads of chatter and the occasional laughter echoing down the lines. I walk with my head high. Life is good. I share my complacency with my...
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As women, it is our birth right to be able to carry a child. We’re born with all of the parts to create, nurture and give life, if we choose to. Yet, mostly through no fault of our own, some have been denied this right before even knowing it....
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When people think of women freezing their eggs, it’s often seen as something to do if you want to get ahead in your career – a way of delaying motherhood. Some companies have even offered funding for the procedure for their female staff. Egg freezing allows women not yet ready...
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Phillippa Marossi shares her story, as she believes many women struggle with similar issues to hers and she encourages them to keep the faith when trying to fall pregnant. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries a number of years ago and after a year of trying to fall pregnant and...
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The road to pregnancy has not been an easy one for Susan* and her husband. She shares the next part of her journey with us so that other parents know that they are not alone. “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” … If ever this was true, it is...
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The road to pregnancy has not been an easy one for Susan* and her husband. She shares her journey with us so that other parents know that they are not alone. For those of you who have easily fallen pregnant and had the good fortune of not having to work...
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Tears are a regular occurrence in a fertility clinic. Tears of joy, tears of frustration, tears of loss happen almost daily. For some, those tears are the tears of “what if.” What if I had tried to get pregnant sooner? What if I had known then what I know...
sperm and egg fertility and nutritional factors
A healthy body and mind are key components to successful conception, but what is the definition of healthy and well? We explore both the dietary and lifestyle factors that play a role in fertility and de-myth statements with a presentation of the facts, based on the latest research. Today we...
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These days, just getting pregnant is a challenge. According to Meggan Zunckel from the Infertility Association of South Africa (2015), one in six couples in South Africa struggle with fertility. Stats from Leon Swartz (2003) and IndexMundi (2017) prove that this is a growing trend, with the total number of...
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