Birth

A new addition to the O'Connor household

Kfm breakfast show host, Ryan O'Connor and his wife, Karen, welcome another baby girl to their family.

Birth

Woman gives birth in under a minute

So many women want an easy birth, but this mom didn't expect it to be this easy.

Pregnancy health

What is placenta abruption?

A detached placenta is an emergency for you and your baby.

Pregnancy health

Is sex okay for moms-to-be?

How safe is it to have sex if you are pregnant? What are the things you should keep in mind?

Getting Ready

Hollywood's unique baby names

It seems some celebrities aren't famous enough. They attract more attention to themselves by giving their kids some seriously uncommon names.

Pregnancy health

Curing morning sickness naturally

Most women experience morning sickness at some stage during their pregnancy. What are the safe natural remedies to ease the symptoms of this common but sometimes debilitating condition?

Positive Parenting

7 top stories of the week you shouldn't miss

From pregnancy shoots to fashion rip-offs, school bugs to winning bakkies, easy-peasy chicken biryani to the little prince and antique Antarctic photos – here are this week's best stories from our lifestyle sites.

Fun

Underwater pregnancy shoots: the new "thing"!

Is this the new, fashionable way for expectant moms to capture their pregnancies? We talk to a US photographer who shoots these #mermaidmoments.

Birth

Different pelvic shapes and what they mean for your birth experience

The shape of your pelvic cradle is an important component in determining the outcome of your birth experience. Here are the four basic types.

Pregnancy health

How to keep your unborn baby safe

You probably are questioning everything you do or eat. Here are the answers to some common concerns you may have.

Pregnancy health

10 weeks pregnant? Things to know

Read more about your ongoing doctor’s visits, Medical aid, RH incompatibility, illness and pregnancy.

Birth

"I gave birth during my matric exams"

Backed by a supportive family, the desire to achieve and a sense of humour, Kate Mazomba gave birth the day before her final matric maths exam. She went on to succeed.

Foetal development

Quiz: Do you know your foetus?

Take our quiz and test your unborn baby knowledge.

Pregnancy health

Tissue oils: make the switch

...and see the difference twice as fast. PARTNERED WITH JUSTINE.

Birth

Identical twin sisters give birth on same day, at same time

These sisters share the same birth date and now their babies do too!

Getting Ready

How to choose your hospital for birth

Consider these 12 questions when you choose your hospital.

Getting Ready

30 kick-ass baby names for girls

Trying to be tactful in naming your baby girl? Here are 30 to choose from for your little diva.

Getting Ready

Eric and 29 other strong baby names for boys

Looking for a boys name with a strong meaning? Here are 30 to choose from for your little champ.

Pregnancy health

"Hyperemesis gravidarum landed me in ICU"

Lara Stroud shares her experience of extreme vomiting in three pregnancies and losing her first pregnancy in this story of pain and perseverance.

Pregnancy health

Read: 8 signs mom needs help urgently

Postpartum psychosis can be catastrophic, but what are the signs?

Foetal development

Amazing conception to birth video

Watch this TEDTalks video and see exactly what develops from conception to birth in the womb.

Birth

"I gave birth in my dad's car"

This reader shares her nerve-wracking but beautiful birth experience.

Birth

"Hospital birth? Never again!"

A reader shares her horrific birth experience and vows to never give birth in a hospital again.

Getting Ready

5 reasons to choose a Doona

Here's why the Doona is the perfect way to transport your new bundle of joy.

FAQs

Will a natural birth affect my future sex life?

Pregnancy should be a pleasant journey, but many women often worry about their sex life after giving birth naturally.

Pregnancy health

Best and worst foods to eat during pregnancy

The best foods for growing a healthy baby and the ones you need to avoid.

Pregnancy health

Pregnancy multivits 'unnecessary' for most: experts

Multivitamins and mineral supplements in pregnancy are an "unnecessary expense" with no proven benefits for most well-nourished women or their babies, said a review of science data Tuesday.

Getting Ready

Leave for surrogate parents in SA: no time for baby steps

In South Africa, surrogate parenthood is legal, but surrogate parents still get no maternity or paternity leave. A proposed amendment to the law could change that.
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