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.


"I gave birth in my dad's car"

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


"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.


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.


Miracle baby born to brain-dead mother

Doctors at a Lisbon hospital have delivered a baby almost 4 months after the mother was declared brain dead.

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.

Getting Ready

11 things to do when finding out you're pregnant

Something's clued you in - whether it's a missed period, tender breasts, a positive home pregnancy test or an unexplained bout of nausea. You're expecting! What next?


10 tips for an easy labour

Ease your path to childbirth with as much knowledge as possible...


"I nearly gave birth in a bakkie"

This reader tells her gripping story of labour and the birth of her second child.

Getting Ready

Should you announce you're expecting?

You're thrilled you're pregnant - but should you spread the news so soon? Here's how, and when, to share your secret.

Pregnancy health

Eat fruit, make clever babies

If you eat more fruit during pregnancy, your baby could have a higher IQ.


10 ways to have a more “natural” caesarean

You don't have to feel out of control when having a C-section. Here's how to make sure it's a special experience.


Healing after birth

After birth, all of your attention is focused on caring for your new baby. But new mothers need to take special care of their bodies after giving birth and while breastfeeding. 

Pregnancy health

When itchy skin is a problem

Itchy skin is common in pregnancy, but there is a rare condition called ICP, of which itching is a symptom. Here's what you need to know.

Pregnancy health

Celeb baby bumps in the spotlight

These Hollywood celebs were showing off their bumps recently.

Getting Ready

Get excited about Doona!

The world's first car seat to pram combo is headed to SA to revolutionise the way parents transport their babies.


Big brother helps with skin-to-skin contact

Skin-to-skin contact isn't a new concept, but it remains an important practice for newborn babies. This little boy helping his dad and siblings is beyond adorable.


Missouri doctors deliver baby after mother dies in crash

Missouri doctors managed to deliver a baby whose mother was killed in a crash on her way to a hospital to give birth


Dad streams birth live on Facebook

Is live streaming your baby's birth going one step too far?
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Be the example

Here is your opportunity to set your child on a healthy eating habit trajectory for the rest of his life. Be cognisant of the amount of milk they’re drinking. As the solid foods become more the milk intake should be less.

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