Pregnancy health

 

Pregnancy health

This mom-to-be compiled every piece of morning sickness advice she could find in one hilarious post

"If things get really bad, you can always get stronger meds. Your mother in law definitely won't say things like, "Well, in my day, we weren't allowed to take ANYTHING for nausea. We just dealt with it..." THANKS, SHARON" - This mom-to-be shared hilarious tips and advice to women going through the same dreaded morning sickness she is and we can't stop laughing.

Pregnancy health

Stretch marks: The one thing you never thought could help

You may have some stored in the fridge at the moment, you may be busy making it right now, but we bet you didn't know just how powerful that liquid gold really is...

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Expecting moms, you may want to talk to your doctor about gestational diabetes

“Gestational diabetes is most common from 20 weeks of pregnancy and is rarely diagnosed before this." 10 to 16 February as Pregnancy Awareness Week in South Africa, and here we discuss one of the most common but unknown health risk developed during pregnancy.

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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: The world’s busiest maternity ward

Anita Rani investigates rapidly growing populations in the developing world in this BBC feature documentary.

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Pregnant? This is what and how you should eat

Get into the habit of eating the correct foods and taking care of your well-being to ensure a healthy journey through pregnancy and motherhood, for both you and your baby.

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The weirdest pregnancy symptoms you weren't expecting

Nose bleeds, vivid dreams and dandruff; what are some of your stranger pregnancy symptoms?

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Flu vaccines for pregnant moms protect them against whooping cough

Pregnant women are increasingly susceptible to catching severe flu in their second and third trimester, making them a priority group to receive the flu vaccine.

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Kenya Moore opens up about pregnancy complication

The 47-year-old is currently pregnant with her first baby, after years of wanting to start a family.

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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?

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“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?

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.

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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.

Pregnancy health

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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