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Common painkillers could cause miscarriages

Taking painkillers in early pregnancy could lead to miscarriage.

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“My husband beat me while I was pregnant — Here’s how I survived”

“You can brainwash yourself into thinking things aren’t so bad.”

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Celine Dion hospitalised before birth

With her twins due next month, Celine Dion is in hospital until the birth. Read more here about twins born early.

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“Pregnancy gave me diabetes — and I had no idea”

“I didn’t know I had gestational diabetes until after [my son] was born.”

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Pregnant woman hits back after being body-shamed for her tiny baby bump

“I wanted other pregnant women to know that my size was due to physical attributes that are out of my control.”

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10 foods to avoid while pregnant

What shouldn’t you eat when eating for two?

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The role of group therapy in helping women cope with postnatal depression

A new study revealed that women with postnatal depression, particularly in underresourced communities, can actually benefit more from group therapy than treatment using standard depression drugs.

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Here’s how having a doula by your side can ease your pregnancy

Enlisting the help of a doula can help assuage your fears and manage your anxiety during pregnancy.

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Like your almond milk? Here’s why it's not ideal during pregnancy

Most milk substitutes are low in iodine. Iodine deficiency in pregnant women, however, has been linked to lower IQ and reading scores in their children.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to sleep during pregnancy

Having trouble sleeping while pregnant? Check out this infographic for a few trips and tricks.

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Does pregnancy lead to gallstones?

While it may be very rare, developing gallstones post-pregnancy is a real risk.

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Enjoying safe sex when you are pregnant

Too many myths have been believed about having sex when pregnant.

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MS patients should not be discouraged to have children

Dr Tatiana Gorokhova explains that with adequate medical care, women with MS can have normal pregnancies.

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Your 7 DAY pregnancy meal plan

Eating healthily during pregnancy isn't just essential, but it's not as hard as you think either. 

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World Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day: Raising Awareness

South Africa is home to the highest prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders worldwide. To mark World Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children proposes that the cycle of violence in intimate relationships is the underlying cause.

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How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant mothers

Food insecurity can negatively impact the mental health of pregnant mothers and consequently the development of their babies.

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Serena Williams: 'Pregnancy won't stop me exercising'

Serena Williams will be exercising for “as long as possible” during her pregnancy.

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How Yoga Helped This Woman Cope With Her Pregnancy

“I did a yoga class the day before I gave birth.” Adelline Malema shares her yoga journey before, during and after her pregnancy.

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Why you shouldn’t be afraid of exercising when pregnant

“Knowing I was strong helped me beat the fear of birth.” Tash King shares her pregnancy workout plan with us.

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'I had an ectopic pregnancy – and my baby had to be aborted'

Our baby was growing inside my Fallopian tube, and although there was still a heartbeat, they had to terminate it immediately.
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