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‘If my mom didn’t fight for me, I would be dead’: Life with postpartum psychosis

A mom recounts what it was like to hallucinate and feel no connection with her baby.

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WATCH: 8 weird things new parents worry about

Crazy and unnecessary things that new parents stress about.

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Your newborn and routine

Set the stage for a (flexible) routine with your newborn

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SA is so not on board with children being involved in the birthing process!

"This is just weird, creepy, traumatic and totally unnecessary... Why?" South African parents seem to disagree with the rest of the world when it comes to including children in the labour and birth process.

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PIC: Early motherhood visualised in one - shocking - bar chart

Self care, for example, becomes a luxury, work is an impossibility for the first few weeks or months, and the concept of 'free time' is a distant memory.

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No one asked Meghan Markle if she was ok, and no one asked me either

When a baby arrives, nobody really cares about the mother, everyone wants to know how the baby is.

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'Stop dangerous perceptions of perfect parenting': Suicidal mom shares the brutally honest realities of motherhood

Catherine has a history of mental illness; having suffered from severe anorexia and bulimia since she was 12, coupled with depression and anxiety.

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Meet the cute NYE twins born minutes apart, in different decades

The twins get to celebrate their birthdays on separate days, but they were also born in separate years - and decades - despite just an hour separating them.

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'It was the most rewarding sight': Local dad shares his wife's amazing birth story

Ntombizandile 32 weeks pregnant routine check-up took a complete different direction when she got to her consultation and had to be admitted right away.

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'It takes a village to raise a child': World Prematurity Day celebrated

World Prematurity Day 2019 was celebrated in collaboration with Preemie Connect and Huggies at the Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital.

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Preemie mom shares her story: Dear NICU mommy

Mom Angela wrote this letter to the mothers who spend days, week - even months - in the NICU.

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PICS: Local baby weighs almost 6kg at birth

Melissa Shaw Kuter (32) from Bellville, Cape Town, was astounded when she gave birth to a baby weighing nearly 6kg.

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Mom of five shares open letter: Dear NICU nurse

Michelle Tito, mom to five precious preemies, sends this beautiful, moving letter to all the dedicated nurses in NICU.

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8 out of 100 babies are born too soon in SA: You can help

Sunday the 17th of November is Annual World Prematurity Day. There are 15 million babies born prematurely worldwide every year, and 8 out of 100 of these are born in South Africa.

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'World's Oldest Parents' took their twin girls home this week

Mangayamma, who is 74, and her husband Raja Rao, who is 80, took their twin baby girls home on Sunday.

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Woman, 74, gives birth to twins

Erramatti Mangayamma and husband Raja Rao had been trying to conceive since tying the knot in 1962.

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This newborn smiled at her dad after recognising his voice and it's the sweetest thing

A baby born in Rio de Janeiro started smiling as soon as her dad started speaking to her.

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Ubuntu Baba founder shares her truth about post-natal depression

Ubuntu Baba CEO Shannon McLaughlin opens up about her PND experience.

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This local mom’s real experience of PPD is a scary eye-opener

No-one likes to speak about postpartum depression, but it’s real. This true account of PPD is scary, and far more common than mom’s let on.

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Here’s how you can make a difference with the Grace Factory this Mandela Day

Make a difference with the Grace Factory this Mandela Day by donating clothes, blankets, toiletries and nappies to the many new moms and babies in need.

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"Nothing can be more majestic": The way this coach defended his player who missed a game for the birth of his baby is priceless

Two years on, and we still can't believe this priceless response by Lithuanian coach, Šarunas Jasikevicius.
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