Pregnancy

 

Fun

We know what you did last summer – top months South Africans are making babies!

We know exactly when South Africans are conceiving and we've kind of figured out why too...

Fun

Woman pregnant with triplets shares pictures of huge tummy

A mother expecting triplets documented her growing baby bump – and the pictures are extraordinary!

Foetal development

WATCH: This blind Argentinian couple found a way to see their unborn baby and it will get you right in the feels

How did you feel the first time you found out you were going to be a mom or dad? What about when you saw that very first sonogram? For blind Argentinian couple Silvina Ibarra and Daniel Iturria, "it was truly a beautiful experience".

Birth

WATCH: "I witnessed my body take over and a baby be born into my hands": A mom gives birth to her 5th child in a moving car

Just when you think you're familiar with the miracle of birth, this happens! The Swinney family shared their incredible birth video and it's mind-blowing.

Pregnancy health

Pregnant? You may want to talk to your doctor about vitamin D

Vitamin D is in the news a lot these days - from heart health to bone health to risk of cancer, but what about pregnancy?

Pregnancy health

“See, I told you it was a real thing!” – our readers' hilarious responses to men getting morning sickness

Yes, dads can get morning sickness too! And to shed some light on "the involuntary manifestation of pregnancy in men”, or couvade syndrome, moms weighed in while dads shared their experiences of morning sickness, those crazy cravings and even... death?

Getting Ready

How to prepare your cat or dog for the arrival of your new baby

As you make your preparations for the new arrival, don’t forget to spare a thought for some important family members – your four-legged friends.

Baby names

Wanderlust! Baby names inspired by places

Whether you're widely travelled or just looking for a distinctive name for your baby, here are 19 place-inspired baby names to choose from.

Baby names

Could this rapper dad be the reason behind SA's number one baby name?

Music has been known to inspire parents' choice of names for their little ones – and we have a feeling this SA rapper is behind the most popular name in the country.

Pregnancy health

Yes, dads can get morning sickness too, and it's called couvade syndrome

Have you heard of couvade syndrome? It's when men are either physiologically or psychologically affected by their partner's pregnancy to such an extent that they adopt phantom pregnancy symptoms themselves. In this article we explain the syndrome and one of our readers shares his experiences.

Baby names

Here are SA's most popular baby names for 2017!

See what name knocked Junior and Precious off the top spot to claim SA's number one baby name for both genders by birth registration in 2017.

Fun

IN PICTURES: An Insta mom, her brood and a baby bump

Forget grand pregnancy announcements, maternity photoshoots and gender reveals, the way this mom is celebrating her fourth pregnancy might become the latest trend on the parent-to-be block.

Pregnancy health

INFOGRAPHIC: 12 anatomic reasons you feel like crap during pregnancy

From dry eyes and shortness of breath to an increased spinal curve and overworked kidneys, here are 12 body parts that work overtime during pregnancy.

Birth

New Zealand minister welcomes baby boy 2 days after cycling to hospital

It was a beautiful morning, according to New Zealand's minister for women, so after 42 weeks of pregnancy she decided to hop on her electric bicycle and head to hospital to get induced.

Birth

Ten-year-old helps aunt deliver baby after watching videos on YouTube

Watching YouTube videos has paid off for 10-year-old Chloe Carrion, whose hours of watching videos helped her deliver her aunt’s baby.

Baby names

61 of the worst names parents actually gave their kids

Unsure of what name to settle on for your baby? Here are 61 examples of what not to name them compiled by author and self-professed name-collector extraordinaire, Russell Ash.

Pregnancy health

Going on a diet is the worst thing you could do to get your pre-pregnancy body back

Many new moms will go on a diet in an attempt to return to their previous shape. But dieting doesn’t usually work, and it only makes our relationship with food worse.

Foetal development

How hard is baby kicking you in the ribs?

The moment a mom-to-be feels the first flutter of kicks is one of the most exciting in pregnancy. But exactly how much force is the foetus capable of? You'd be surprised.

Fun

New mom completes 14-step make-up look during labour

A first-time mom spent an hour perfecting her make-up, while having contractions, only to pause when the pain became too severe.

Getting Ready

A dad at 25: "I was so self-centred before, but it’s not about me any more"

‘I’m about to become a father at 25 – and this is how it feels.’

Baby names

What your favourite soccer stars named their children

Are you, like thousands of parents around the world, thinking of naming your child after your favourite footballer? Here's what their names mean before you make the commitment.

Getting Ready

5 top tips for day 1 with your newborn baby

Paediatrician Dr Britta McLaren shares her top insights in to surviving the first day with your newborn baby. Best time to read it? Before giving birth!

Getting Ready

Namhla's pregnancy diary: "It has not been easy"

29-year-old Namhla Beyi is sharing her pregnancy journey with us.

Baby names

97 cool baby names local celebs gave their kids

Luckily Hollywood parent naming conventions do not apply to our homegrown celebs. See what our local A-lister parents named their kids.

Fun

PRINTABLES: Download our baby shower games

Are you organising a baby shower and not sure how to let aunties, best friends and colleagues from work bond? We've created some fun baby shower printables you can download and hand out so everyone is entertained!

Getting Ready

5 things you DON’T have to buy for your newborn

DRUM compiled a five-item list of things your baby could do without.

Pregnancy health

This full-body pregnancy workout will keep you strong for the birth

These strength moves will keep mamma fit and strong and super prepared for giving birth.

Pregnancy health

This is how Lesley-Ann Brandt got in shape so soon after having a baby

Lesley-Ann Brandt went from giving birth to rocking a crop top on our April cover of Women's Health South Africa in just six months. Here are her 5 tips to losing weight the healthy way.
Load More Articles
Directories

Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.