Pregnancy health

How social factors drive up suicide rates among pregnant women

Pregnant women in South Africa who live in poor communities are more likely to consider or attempt suicide than the general population

Birth

How does SA's childbirth costs compare with the rest of the world's?

This beautiful infographic compares how much a natural birth and c-section costs in SA vs other countries in the world.

Pregnancy health

Super smoothies during your pregnancy

Smoothies have an abundance of nutrients that are helpful for your growing baby and you.

Fun

Dr Izzie Stevens has a baby boy!

Grey's Anatomy star, Katherine Heigl, and her country singer husband, Josh Kelley, are finally outnumbered.

Pregnancy health

Coffee during pregnancy is fine!

So often you hear that coffee during pregnancy is harmful, but is it really?

Birth

Beautiful natural birth videos

These women gave birth naturally, on video. Share in their beautiful experiences (Warning: explicit footage).

Pregnancy health

Sick and tired? Power through the first trimester

Ladies, cancel your manicures, because this just got real. As you have discovered, pregnancy is not for sissies. You’re exhausted from baking a human, your hormones are racing, you’re puking, you’re grumpy, you’re tearful… and you’re terrified

Pregnancy health

Healthy oils in pregnancy

Getting the right balance of fatty acids helps your baby's brain development and growth.

Pregnancy health

A pregnant girl's guide to travel

Whether you’re going on holiday via air, land or seathis summer, travelling while pregnant comes with a lot of extra planning. Don’t leave home without knowing this important info

Pregnancy health

Stay fit this holiday

Summer holidays are always filled with trips away and lots of festive food. Even though your preggie workouts may seem like a distant memory, you can still keep up your fitness levels and keep the flab at bay.

Pregnancy health

The journey to an absolute miracle - Emma

A Parent24 reader shares her incredible experience with having a baby much later in life.

Pregnancy health

Pregnancy after 35

Embarking on a baby-making journey later on in life? Here’s all you need to know

Pregnancy health

Exhausted all the time?

Sure you are, you are growing a baby after all. Know what's normal and how to fight fatigue.

Getting Ready

15 Magical Harry Potter inspired baby names for boys

Muggle are you looking for a baby boy name? Why not choose something magical from the world of Harry Potter.

Getting Ready

15 Magical Harry Potter inspired baby names for girls

Muggle are you looking for a baby girl name? Why not choose something magical from the world of Harry Potter.

Getting Ready

Baby names! Our lists of weird and wonderful names

We love baby names! South African baby names in each official language, names with strong meanings, nature-inspired baby names, the baby names of Hollywood celebs... even made-up baby names. Find all our lists of wonderful baby names here.

Birth

What are the best positions for labour?

Women use a variety of positions in labour and if allowed to, your body will instinctively guide you at the time.

Foetal development

How to cope with your multiple pregnancy

Congratulations! You’re pregnant with 1… no, not 1, but 2, 3, perhaps even 5 bundles of joy! But how will you manage?

Fun

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna welcome baby girl

The newest member to the Kardashian family has finally made her arrival and she looks just like her late grandpa!

Fun

Why was Christo Davids wearing a nappy?

Former 7de Laan actor Christo Davids was caught with his pants down! It was all in good fun though seeing that the local actor and his wife were "pampered" at their baby showers over the weekend.

Fun

Kevin and Danielle Jonas welcome baby girl into the world

Kevin Jonas has a new lady in his life. It isn't his wife, it's his newborn baby girl.

Pregnancy health

Psychiatric meds in pregnancy: yes or no?

Pregnancy can be a time of heightened emotions, tears and even depression. And if you're already on psychiatric meds before you fall pregnant – should you continue or stop?

Pregnancy health

Start your pregnancy right: A guide to the first 3 months

Many women don't know they're pregnant until well into the first trimester. But so much is happening to your body and to your growing baby in these first twelve weeks.

Fun

Amber Rose Tamblyn is pregnant!

Remember Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants? They'll be welcoming another little soul into the fold.

Fun

Who wears their baby bumps the best this Halloween?

South Africans aren't as big on Halloween as the Americans, but it doesn't mean we're not allowed to take part in the festivities. If you're expecting and you don't know what you could possibly dress up as, look no further!

Birth

DJ Khaled live streams son's birth on Snapchat

Have we taken social media too far? Or is this the new normal?

Fun

Christo and Cindy Davids excited to welcome baby boy

The former 7de Laan star and his wife, Cindy, will soon welcome their baby boy into the world and his name is quite profound.

FAQs

When does an unborn baby start to breathe?

We've asked an expert to weigh in on when this happens.

Birth

What happens when your water breaks mid-flight?

Many pregnant women make use of air travel, but what are the risks and what happens if your water breaks mid-flight?
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