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Pregnancy health

Pregnancy and folic acid: a prevention success story

While the exact cause of spina bifida and other neural-tube defects isn’t known, what’s certain is that proper supplementation of the B vitamin folic acid, both before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy, goes a long way to preventing these devastating birth defects.

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Kim Kardashian West welcomes a baby girl and thanks her surrogate for “the greatest gift one could give”

Kim Kardashian welcomes her new baby via surrogate and we explain what it's really like for both mother and carrier.

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How sleep and alcohol affects your chances of conception

Struggling to sleep may affect a woman’s chance of falling pregnant, new research has found.

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This app will help you find someone to have a baby with

This app helps you find someone to procreate with.

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Who had the most babies ever? Mrs Vassilyeva, that's who

With 69 children, Mrs Vassilyeva holds the world record for the most children born to one woman.

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Trying to conceive? Put down the peanut butter

Did you know these everyday things could stop you from falling pregnant?

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Ovulation calculator: when am I fertile?

Are you trying to get pregnant? Get out your calendar and try our ovulation calculator and tips.

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So you think you can parent?

Forget what any so-called experts have told you, if you can survive these 5 scenarios, you’re the stuff parents are made of!

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Seven simple reasons to save your swimmers

Semen cryopreservation is not only for men battling cancer.

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Have sex, in any position and often

Certain positions for sex, certain positions for after sex - scrap it all!

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Do you have to tell the dad you're having an abortion? The law says NO in SA

A celeb reveals her abortion story and we find out what the law has to say about it in SA.

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Is this new fertility gadget a game changer?

Fertility monitor Daysy hailed as the 'Swiss watch' of natural birth control.

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A new male contraceptive could help men bear the family planning burden

A safe, simple method with little side-effects, which is fully reversible too? Bring it on!

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Kids explain how babies are made

Kids share their thoughts on how babies are made and where they come from.

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Reader's Letters: Becoming a mom after 40

Many celebrity moms had babies after 40, but some readers have too. A few share their experiences with us.

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Gordon Ramsay's wife, Tana, pregnant with fifth child

Gordon and Tana Ramsay are expecting their fifth child after 14 years.

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Woman gives birth at 72!

An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy after two years of IVF treatments.

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Chrissy Teigen under fire for choosing gender of baby via IVF

Is it unethical to choose the gender of your baby?

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Understanding ovulation

Understanding the intricate workings of ovulation will go a long way in boosting your fertility.

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Signs of ovulation

Trying to fall pregnant? Look out for these signs to know when you're ovulating.

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Sex, ovulation, ejaculation and fertilisation: real-life video

Remarkable video reveals real-life footage of the miracle of fertilisation (NSFW).

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The baby-making journey

Sometimes making a baby is as simple as one, two, three. But often it isn't. Here is your road map to conception.

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Four men and a baby

Two new moms reflect on their less-than-straightforward road to conception.
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