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Can’t touch this? Foods to avoid when you're pregnant

You’re pregnant, and suddenly everyone has an opinion on what you put in your mouth. Beat the busybodies off with facts.

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Bee-utiful, or un-bee-lieveable? US woman's honeybee maternity shoot sets the internet abuzz

"This isn’t just a photo of a woman with honeybees on her belly," Texan mom Bethany writes.

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'Midwives are using technology solutions': The future of maternity care post-Covid

"Our midwives are using all available technology solutions to stay in touch with patients, including telephony and social media platforms."

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The first-time dad guide: Everything you need to know before welcoming your little one

Difficulties associated with making the transition to fatherhood are often underestimated – the truth is that changes are just as radical for fathers as they are for mothers.

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Maternal and neonatal health at risk during pandemic

"...pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, newborns and young children have been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown"

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Pregnant in a recession? Here's how to scale down

As your pregnant tummy grows during this lean economy, get used to the words “downscale” and “hand-me-downs”... they’ll get you through the tough times ahead. Here is some expert info to help you budget for your baby.

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Baby due any day now? Here's everything you need to know

Pregnancy is already a tough journey, and the additional anxiety may have your mind racing with what-if questions.

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100 amazing facts about pregnancy

We've put together 100 reasons why pregnancy is a weirdly wonderful time.

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Gabisile Tshabalala condemns workplace discrimination against pregnant women

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

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'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.

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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.

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Your A - Z guide to a government hospital birth

If giving birth in a private medical facility is impossible for you, you'll find our guide useful in researching the government hospital option.

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15 questions to ask your medical aid before you fall pregnant

Some important questions to ask about their maternity benefits.

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Track star Allyson Felix criticises Nike maternity policy

Olympic track and field star Allyson Felix joined a chorus of recent criticism against Nike. The brand recently came under fire for penalising athletes for taking time off after having a baby.

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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Baby Faced Mums (episodes 1-8)

Watch full episodes of BBC’s Baby Faced Mums here.

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'My wife aborted without my knowledge'

Do women have the sole right to decide to continue with a pregnancy, in a marriage?

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WATCH: 9 months with Courteney Cox is "so intimate, so raw and so truthful"

A new docuseries that follows 15 couples through the pregnancy journey recently premiered on Facebook Watch and it's so full of emotion, we're already mentally preparing ourselves for the full nine-month journey.

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It's official! South African dads are getting paid paternity leave!

It's been nearly a year since the news that South African dads would be able to spend 10 working days at home with their new families. And this past Friday, the Labour Laws Amendment Bill was officially signed into law. Here's what you need to know.

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30 Budget-savvy tips to help afford a baby

There’s no way to sugar-coat it: having a baby is going to cost money. But it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg if you plan well and spend your money wisely.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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5 things you need to know to prepare for your government hospital birth

From official documentation, your rights as a patient and even booking your hospital bed, we get practical about exactly what will be required of you when heading to your local government hospital to give birth.

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How to have a baby on a budget

You’ve heard of budget holidays, low-cost airlines, and cheap-and-cheerful restaurants. Now here’s your definitive guide to having a baby on a shoestring.
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