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Newborns aren't public property, royal or not

When it comes to other people's lives, we're all experts - and no one knows this better than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Meghan and Harry's decision to keep the birth of their first child private is not only justified, it's required. Here's why.

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From the palmar to the pincer grasp: All those wonderful newborn reflexes to look out for

From wrapping their tiny hands around your finger to the steps they take when you hold them up, we’ve listed all the newborn reflexes you’ll want to monitor as you watch your little ones grow.

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WATCH: The pincer grasp

A video demonstrating the pincer grasp.

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WATCH: The palmar grasp reflex

A video demonstrating the palmar grasp reflex in newborns.

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Mom reveals incredible moment she woke up from three-week coma at the touch of her newborn

A mom has left doctors stunned by waking up from a 23-day coma the moment her newborn son was placed in her arms!

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11 newborn myths busted

Common newborn myths are perpetuated by family, friends and society. Some are silly, some are dangerous…

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How to get into work mode after your fourth trimester without losing yourself

Getting back to the working world after welcoming a baby can be tough. Phumeza Langa knows all about it! Here she shares her top tips on how to return to the workplace without the mommy guilt.

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Nurse invents hug simulator to comfort newborn babies

Her invention won an award at the sixth International Congress of Paediatric Nursing.

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You should insist on getting tested for strep-B, says mom, it could save your baby's life

A mom tells her heartbreaking story and Sr Burgie Ireland explains how you can get tested for streptococcal infections.

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Would you choose a gender-neutral X on your baby's birth certificate?

Do you think a child should have the option of choosing their own gender later in life? This author found that many South African parents weren't too warm about gender-neutral birth certificates.

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WATCH: The asymmetrical tonic neck reflex

A video demonstrating the asymmetrical tonic neck reflex (ATNR).

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Feeding your newborn solids? Stop right now!

Giving your baby any kind of solid food now is dangerous to her health. Avoid it at all costs, regardless of what friends or family may say.

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My weird and wonderful newborn baby

During the first year, your baby goes through some amazing changes. Read on to find out more about your newborn than you ever imagined.

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10 new-mom surprises

No matter how prepared you are, trust us, your newborn will take you by surprise!

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WATCH: The stepping reflex in newborns

A video demonstrating the stepping reflex in newborns.

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How Serena Williams will continue to serve up top-level tennis as a mother

Former tennis player, Jo Ward, explains how and why Serena Williams will continue to thrive in her career, with the help of baby Alexis.

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Home with our premature twins

At last, after months in hospital, family life can begin. But with premature twins, nothing is simple.

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MY STORY: I was told to kiss my newborn baby goodbye – he’d die in a matter of hours

On the fourth day following his birth, things took a major turn.

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WATCH: Heart-melting preemie moments

Celebrating the beauty of life this World Prematurity Day.

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‘Littlest Wonder Woman’ from SA

Dubbed a little Wonder Woman, micro-prem baby Jazeel Hlophe's incredible progress proves that with the right care miracles really are possible.

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Baby girl miraculously survives birth a month after twin brother dies

The devastated mom asked medical staff to prevent her from going into labour.

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Miracle ‘micro-prem’ twins were born at 24 weeks – but look at them now!

“I fell pregnant while on honeymoon, but shortly into the pregnancy realised it wasn’t a normal pregnancy."
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