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'Our very first little miracle he had to meet via a video call': First-time mom shares her lockdown birth story

"I am all in favour of safety during this time but to take away an opportunity like this? I know there are more women in my position, and we will never be able to get that time back."

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'I had twins the week before lockdown': Giving birth amid the Covid-19 pandemic

This first-time mom gave birth to two little boys, but she wasn't prepared for the added stress of coronavirus too.

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'I saw the twins for about 15 minutes': Local dad shares heartbreaking story of premature birth during lockdown

"At 07:10 and 07:11 the twins were born. I was part of this whole process as a dad for only 2 hours."

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Responsive and respectful maternity care needs protection during Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19 is sweeping the world, and the burden on healthcare facilities is growing.

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What drives abuse of women in childbirth? We asked those providing the care

Disrespect and abuse during childbirth are a violation of women’s human rights. Women deserve care that maintains their dignity, ensures their privacy and confidentiality and is free from mistreatment and discrimination.

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Covid-19: Doulas and other non-essential workers no longer allowed to accompany labouring mothers in hospital

"We now have confirmation that all private and government hospitals have stopped allowing Doulas to accompany labouring moms until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

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'Life was not only about me anymore': A local couple shares the moments that made them the parents they are today

“Being a parent is not just about having a child. You have to connect with the baby."

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What happens if I go into labour during the national lockdown? A local expert advises

It is vital for expecting moms to check in with their gynaecologist or birthing team about their due date and specific requirements as soon as possible.

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During coronavirus hospital surge, a midwife recommends home birth

During a pandemic it soon becomes apparent what a bad idea it is to have healthy women and newborns in the same places and spaces as those who are unwell, and increasingly so as more get infected.

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'Childbirth shouldn't be determined by insurance cover' says local Right to Birth movement

"In a case where delivery goes wrong, an obstetrician, who has an unlimited risk insurance cover, is more likely to be sued than a midwife."

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'My baby is coming out!': What to do in an emergency birth situation

"Childbirth is a normal occurrence and in the majority of cases will progress uncomplicated; however, the experience remains daunting to the mother to be."

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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 "

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'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."

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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.

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IN PICS: How to answer "Is the baby here yet?"

If you're pregnancy goes to term, or perhaps even over, you'll be hearing this (increasingly annoying) question from all side several times a day.

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'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.

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Miracle twins born 15 weeks premature mark first birthday after stronger baby saved brother's life with a cuddle

Dylan and Deiniol Zimunya were born at just 25 weeks’ gestation last year weighing 2lbs and 1lbs 9oz

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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WATCH: I had a baby in prison

Watch Jessica Kent detail her experience giving birth in prison.
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