Birth

Labour inducing exercises

Tired of waiting? Well, get moving. Here are some simple labour inducing exercises.

Getting Ready

Maximise your maternity leave

The day you've been waiting for has finally arrived. You can kiss your colleagues goodbye and put your feet up - until baby arrives, that is. Use this extra time wisely.

Getting Ready

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Pregnancy is not easy. Here's how to win the award for best supporting actor in just 5 easy steps.

Pregnancy health

Fibroids: tumours of the uterus

You've had your first ultrasound and it's found that you have more than a foetus invading your uterus. Now what?

Competitions

Win with Bio-Oil!

Win one of five Bio-Oil hampers to the value of R1 000 each!

Getting Ready

Is throwing your own baby shower tacky?

Receiving presents is great, but isn't it rude to expect them?

Pregnancy health

Are you ashamed of your post-baby body?

Loving your body (tiger stripes and all), isn't easy - especially when celebs flaunt their perfect figures, weeks after birth. We talk real bodies of real moms.

Pregnancy health

Postnatal depression quiz

Take the postnatal assessment to find out.

Pregnancy health

Pregnant moms should be screened for depression

Experts urge for screenings during and after pregnancy.

Pregnancy health

Top 5 exercise dos and don'ts

You want to do the best you can for you and your growing baby, but you've been bombarded with mixed messages. What exercises can you do? Should you stretch? We've simplified it for you.

Getting Ready

Granny and your newborn: the rules

You've asked your mom or aunt to come and stay with you after baby's born to help out. Here are a few things to consider to ensure everybody feels important.

Birth

How do I know I'm in labour?

Every woman will experience the start of labour differently, but how do you know when to race down the emergency lane or when to sit back and let the process happen slowly and naturally?

Birth

"He's eating crisps at my ultrasound!"

What happens when you eat these popular crisps at an ultrasound.

Foetal development

How to turn your breech baby

Your doctor has told you that your baby is lying breech but you're not quite sure what it means. Here is everything you need to know.

Getting Ready

Deaf man finds out he's going to be a dad

One of the most beautiful reactions of all time.

Birth

Labour myths thanks to the movies

If only labour lasted the length of a sitcom. But that only happens in Hollywood. In real life, childbirth can dramatically diverge from the script.

Birth

Firefly actress keeps it real post-birth

Jewel Staite had her baby and shows the world that even actresses can't escape the drudgery that is new motherhood.

Pregnancy health

Rhesus: Positive or negative?

We decipher the information behind the Rhesus factor – and what it means for you and baby.

Pregnancy health

Dealing with varicose veins

Nobody likes talking about varicose veins, even to your doctor. Knowing what to do about them can bring welcome relief. 

Getting Ready

5 must-haves for pregnancy

There are a few things that make pregnancy much easier to deal with. You might go so far as to say that it is virtually impossible to enjoy being pregnant – without the following.

Birth

What to do if you're overdue

Thinking of finding the nearest trampoline and jumping your baby out? We offer you some advice on what to do if your baby is overdue!

Getting Ready

Packing my hospital bag for labour

It’s never too early to pack your suitcase. Here’s our list of must-haves to see you through the first exciting days in hospital...
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