Pregnancy health

 

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is it safe to fast while I'm pregnant?

Ramadan starts on 16 May at sun set. If you're pregnant you might be wondering whether or not you can fast during the holy month. Here's everything you need to know.

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Five celebrities who have had difficult pregnancies

The following celebrities have also gone through quite a lot before, during and even after their pregnancies.

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How compassion can help pregnant moms triumph over toxic childhood trauma

New research shows that when mothers who have experienced childhood trauma feel supported by the people around them – such as therapists, physicians, friends and neighbours – their risk of pregnancy complications reduces substantially.

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Your 7-day pregnancy meal plan

Eating well during your pregnancy is essential, and it's not as hard as you think. Follow our 7-day meal plan for a healthy pregnancy and happy baby.

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Too. Tired. To. Move? Beat the pregnancy fatigue

The fatigue of pregnancy serves to remind you exactly what a miracle your body is performing, so it’s essential to listen to your body. Here’s what you can do to get through it, writes Tina Otte.

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Understanding birth defects

Most babies are born perfectly healthy, but for a small percentage, things go wrong. Many congenital disorders, or defects that happen in the womb, have no known cause. Here’s what you need to know about the five most common ones

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Coping with constipation during pregnancy

Constipation during pregnancy can make you feel sluggish and uncomfortable. Why does it happen and what can you do about it?

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Weight gain during pregnancy: how much is too much?

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases health risks for both mother and child

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"I'm pregnant! How much should I eat?" and other questions

Two experts provide moms-to-be with top tips on how to ensure they maintain optimal health throughout their pregnancy.

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Start your pregnancy right: A guide to the first 3 months

Many women don't know they're pregnant until well into the first trimester. But so much is happening to your body and to your growing baby in these first twelve weeks.

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Sick and tired? Power through the first trimester

Ladies, cancel your manicures, because this just got real. Pregnancy is not for sissies, but you've just got to power through.

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Tokophobia: what it’s like to have a phobia of pregnancy and childbirth

Pregnancy is perceived as a time of glowing and joy and getting to bond with your child but some women have an intense fear of pregnancy and childbirth. This may stop them from having children or cause antenatal depression.

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A pregnant girl's guide to travel

Whether you’re going on holiday via air, land or sea, travelling while pregnant comes with a lot of extra planning. Don’t leave home without reading this.

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Why we don't stand up for pregnant women

Here's why some people don't stand up for pregnant women.

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Dear moms-to-be, you need to stress less!

It’s bad for you – but how bad is it for your baby?
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