Pregnancy

 

Getting Ready

Gabisile Tshabalala condemns workplace discrimination against pregnant women

Women are opening up about their experiences when it comes to workplace discrimination.

Pregnancy

Welcome to the PREGNANCY hub, where you'll find all our pregnancy information in one place

Parent24's pregnancy hub has been compiled to guide you through every step of this beautiful pregnancy journey, from conception to birth and beyond.

Pregnancy health

Are you a mom-to-be with a chronic illness? You need to read this

February is Reproductive Awareness Month! Here a local gynaecologist provides her top tips to moms-to-be with preexisting chronic conditions on how to reduce risk when expecting.

Pregnancy health

Study shows wearing makeup during pregnancy could cause kids to be overweight

Can make up and the daily use of moisturizer cause health and body weight issues for your unborn child?

Fun

IN PICS: Khloe Kardashian throws bestie Malika a brilliantly beige baby shower

The Kardashians are known for throwing the most lavish and over the top parties, and Malika's baby shower was no different.

Getting Ready

'Women need proper education regarding their choices on the birth of their baby'

Good care during pregnancy is important for the health of the mother and the development of the unborn baby. Pregnancy is a crucial time to promote healthy behaviour and parenting skills.

Pregnancy health

1-in-5 new mothers will experience depression before or after giving birth

As many as 1-in-5 new mothers will experience depression just before or after giving birth, at risk to their own health and the growth and development of their newborns.

Birth

Woman asking the internet whether choosing her life over her unborn child's is wrong receives some surprising answers

"My friends were disgusted with my thinking and said that I was an asshole to my husband in asking him to basically kill his baby "

Birth

'He felt very important and was very protective of her': Mom shares how her son helped birth his baby sister

"Never ever has my son expressed that it traumatised him or was in any way a negative experience for him. He has told me he remembers it all and wouldn't do it any differently if he had a choice."

Lifestyle

Four-year-old helps mum deliver baby brother in living room

A proud mom shared the magical moment her four-year-old daughter helped deliver her baby brother during a home birth.

Baby names

The top South African baby names of the last 5 years

Curious about which names have been popular for the last five years, we scanned through Stats SA's annual Recorded Live Births reports and found some interesting details about baby-naming trends in South Africa.

Birth

'The triplets are here!': Chantelle Whittles of A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries shares her birth story

"By God's grace, this journey has been so smooth and fulfilling." Chantelle Whittles shares what it was like bringing her three healthy babies into the world.

Birth

PICS: '4 years, 7 attempts, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots' produce a precious rainbow baby

A rainbow signifies a lot of things to different people, to most it means new beginnings, and this is because the rainbow appears when the sun pushes through the clouds after heavy rainstorms.

Fun

'And just like that our family is complete': The A-Bundlely Blessed triplets have arrived!

She's been sharing her pregnancy journey with us for the better part of 6 months, and now her three munchkins have arrived! Congratulations are in order to the A-Bundlely-Blessed Diaries mom, Chantelle Whittles.

Finance & Legal

Pregnant and facing retrenchment: What are my rights?

Pregnancy can be immensely stressful, so the last thing you want to be dealing with is impending retrenchment.

Birth

WATCH: Graphic moment woman gives birth alone in jail cell - 'Nobody cared'

Despite alerting staff of her contractions in the early hours, Diana Sanchez was left without medical treatment or pain relief for 5 hours, and was taken to hospital only 30 minutes after her son was born.

Fun

'I'm definitely going to miss being pregnant': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #17

Follow Chantelle Whittles's pregnancy journey as she adjusts from being a mom of one to soon being a mom of four!

Birth

Almost twin-possible! Mom with two consecutive sets of twins shares her story

Mom with two consecutive sets of twins says her one in 700,000 family makes her luckier than a lottery winner.

Fun

PODCAST | My pregnancy journey - with triplets - on Chatback with Parent24

Listen to mom Chantelle Whittles as she takes us with her on her pregnancy journey.

Birth

Mom of eight shares her transformative birth experiences at a government hospital

Mom of eight, Claire Brauer, talked to Parent24 about her experience at Groote Schuur government hospital.

Birth

'I was told to terminate': Mom shares incredible story of miracle baby

Mum advised to terminate her baby after waters broke at 16 weeks - but she survived! Read her amazing story.

Fun

'The waiting game begins': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #15

Follow Chantelle Whittles's pregnancy journey as she adjusts from being a mom of one to soon being a mom of four!

Baby names

WATCH: These made-up names people actually gave their children will have you ROTFL

Of all the baby naming sins, these are the worst, guaranteed!

Getting Ready

Yes! New paternity leave benefits begin now

This paternity leave will be funded via UIF applications and be paid to qualifying beneficiaries at a rate of 66% of their earnings, subject to the maximum earnings threshold.

Fun

An ultrasound glitch produces image of a 'devil baby'

A routine ultrasound scan went from pleasant to spooky when a weird glitch turned one mom's fetus into, well, a devil baby.

Pregnancy health

Woman with two wombs and two vaginas overcomes the odds to deliver perfect baby girl

"Even with my condition, there was a happy ending." Eleanor Rowe shares her remarkable fertility journey, one that she hopes will inspire others to keep believing even under the most unlikely of circumstances.

Birth

WATCH: I had a baby in prison

Watch Jessica Kent detail her experience giving birth in prison.

Pregnancy health

Postnatal psychosis: 8 signs mom needs help urgently

Postpartum psychosis can be catastrophic, but what are the signs?

Fun

WATCH: Hilarious gender reveal fail shows what not to do

"Why did they think that would work in the first place?" This viral video is pure gender reveal fail gold.
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