Pregnancy

 

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To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #8

From mother of one to expectant mom of triplets plus one, Chantelle Whittles shares her pregnancy journey with us in The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries.

Birth

Did you know you can donate your placenta to science?

One placenta also provides thousands of doses, so just one donated organ can go a long way.

Birth

Shay Mitchell's boyfriend doesn't want an epidural — Sorry, but who's giving birth?

If Matte Babel was trolling us with his statements, he certainly got trolled right back by the internet.

Fun

'Peaceful sleep is already out the window!': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #6

From mother of one to expectant mom of triplets plus one, Chantelle Whittles shares her pregnancy journey with us in The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries.

Pregnancy health

Pregnant? You should be adding non-alcoholic beverages to your list of what to avoid during pregnancy

"In particular, certain brands claiming to have alcohol concentrations of 0.0% had levels of up to 1.8%." Non-alcoholic should not be interpreted to mean zero alcohol, here's why it's best to steer clear of these products when expecting.

Fun

'These three munchkins already have personalities of their own!': A-Bundlely-Blessed Diaries #5

From mother of one to expectant mom of triplets plus one, Chantelle Whittles shares her pregnancy journey with us in The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries.

Baby names

22 unique baby names Bachelor couples gave their kids

In its 17-year history, the reality TV series franchise has only produced six couples who have gone on to become parents. Here we list the first and second names of their offspring to inspire your next child's name.

Birth

Polish village hasn’t seen a boy born in nearly 10 years – here’s how that computes

“What are the chances of this happening?” Craig Anderson a lecturer in Statistics answers how likely is this from happening.

FAQs

Help! I'm pregnant and experiencing pain under my left breast

"I am 29 weeks pregnant and I have been having this uncomfortable pain under my left breast just after entering the second trimester. Is there anything I should do or take to get rid of it?"

Fun

WATCH: Shay Mitchell's Power Ranger themed baby gender reveal makes us go WTF

One Power Ranger battle later and we now know that Shay Mitchell will be welcoming a, um, Pterodactyl? As far as gender reveals go, this one's pretty epic.

Pregnancy health

Local author shares her harrowing experience of perinatal distress

"During the first trimester of my planned and prayed-for pregnancy, I found myself sinking into a deep pit of despair that threatened to consume me." Lauren Shapiro shares her journey.

Fun

The big gender reveal: A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #4

"I was nervous, not just because it was finally the BIG REVEAL, but also because it dawned on me that I had to become a professional golf player in two seconds" An egg-stra special reveal!

Getting Ready

'My wife aborted without my knowledge'

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

Foetal development

‘No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy’ says Foundation for Alcohol Related Research

Due to the very high prevalence rates in South Africa FASD is a public health concern in many communities.

Pregnancy health

Insomnia in pregnancy: A commonly dismissed condition

Because mild sleep problems are so common during pregnancy, many health-care providers dismiss reports of insomnia, leaving women to manage the condition on their own and without resources they desperately need.

Fun

This is not a drill! Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly announce pregnancy

"We are grateful & thankful to have been blessed with the opportunity to raise the next generation of Africa." Bontle and Priddy Ugly share beautiful words as they enter the journey to parenthood.

Baby names

Baby naming time? Here’s how people judge what’s in a name

Canadian researchers Penny and David answer the age old question posed by Shakespear - "What's in a name?" Seems there is more to names as they affect what people expect someone to be like in terms of their personality.

Foetal development

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is more prevalent, and more serious, than you think

“A woman does not need to be a heavy drinker or alcoholic to have a child with FASD, even light to moderate drinking has the potential to cause permanent damage to the unborn baby,” warns FARR CEO Dr Leana Olivier.

Fun

The best of Linda Mtoba's maternity style

We are chronicling the actress' best pregnancy looks as she prepares for the arrival of her first child.

Fun

'If it weren't for my husband and my mom I'm not sure how I would've survived': The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #3

Chantelle Whittles tells us what to expect when expecting triplets in her A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries series.

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'Should they be born before 24 weeks, we're not sure the babies will make it': The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #2

From mother of one to expectant mom of triplets plus one, Chantelle Whittles shares her pregnancy journey with us in The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries.

Fun

PLL actress admits to wearing adult nappies because she's so over her pregnancy bladder

Pregnancy hack: yay or nay? Shay Mitchell says she had no idea how hectic it would be controlling her bladder during pregnancy and has turned to a unique solution to avoid peeing herself.

Fun

The extra 'special' reason Meghan enjoyed her first pregnancy 'on so many levels'

She's the first-ever Guest Editor of British Vogue, and in her editor's letter, Meghan Markle has revealed how honoured she felt to have been able to take on the role, especially during pregnancy.

Fun

'You are expecting triplets': The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #1

"I experienced an overload of emotions. I didn't know if I felt joy, shock or worry." From mother of one to expectant mom of triplets plus one, Chantelle Whittles shares her pregnancy journey with us in The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries.

Pregnancy health

Fainting during pregnancy can be risky for mother and child

Research with almost 500,000 women, reveals connections between fainting in pregnancy and medical problems in both mother and child.

Birth

Babies born at home benefit because of the undisturbed exposure to their mother's bacteria: Study

The "hygiene hypothesis" suggests that we, as humans, need early and frequent exposure to diverse organisms. We tend to restrict this in the first few days of life in the hospital. Is that the right approach?

Lifestyle

5 super clever celebrity pregnancy announcements

Actor Kay Sibiya’s girlfriend Judie Sbahle Kama is pregnant with their first son and the couple couldn’t be more excited.

Pregnancy health

Being pregnant is like running a marathon for 9 months straight says study

Being pregnant like running a marathon for 9 months, "no surprise to anyone who's ever carried and birthed a baby" says Associate Prof. Herman Pontzer.

Pregnancy health

It’s been 7 weeks since Meghan Markle gave birth to baby Archie and people are already betting she’s pregnant with baby number two

People are already placing bets that Meghan Markle is pregnant, or at the very least, we'll meet baby number two sooner than we think... What a right load of codswallop, crumpets!
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