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Pregnancy

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Parent24's pregnancy hub has been compiled to guide you through every step of this beautiful pregnancy journey, from conception to birth and beyond.

Fun

New mom completes 14-step make-up look during labour

A first-time mom spent an hour perfecting her make-up, while having contractions, only to pause when the pain became too severe.

Getting Ready

A dad at 25: "I was so self-centred before, but it’s not about me any more"

‘I’m about to become a father at 25 – and this is how it feels.’

Baby names

What your favourite soccer stars named their children

Are you, like thousands of parents around the world, thinking of naming your child after your favourite footballer? Here's what their names mean before you make the commitment.

Getting Ready

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!

Getting Ready

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

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

Baby names

97 cool baby names local celebs gave their kids

Luckily Hollywood parent naming conventions do not apply to our homegrown celebs. See what our local A-lister parents named their kids.

Fun

PRINTABLES: Download our baby shower games

Are you organising a baby shower and not sure how to let aunties, best friends and colleagues from work bond? We've created some fun baby shower printables you can download and hand out so everyone is entertained!

Getting Ready

5 things you DON’T have to buy for your newborn

DRUM compiled a five-item list of things your baby could do without.

Pregnancy health

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.

Pregnancy health

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.

Birth

Let It Go and 19 other songs women actually listen to when giving birth

From the Frozen soundtrack to Pharrell's Happy, a study just revealed the most popular songs women listen to while giving birth. And let's just say, while some are fitting, others have us going, really? Guns N' Roses?

Baby names

From Aisha to Khalid and Walid: 200 Arabic baby names and meanings

Here's our list of beautiful Arabic baby names and their meanings.

Events

MamaMagic Baby Expo: this weekend in Joburg

Expert parenting advice, the latest in gadgets and great shows for the kids – The MamaMagic Baby Expo is back!

Birth

Emotional soldier watches wife give birth over FaceTime

Brooks Lindsey from Mississippi in the US rushed back home after hearing that his wife, Haley, was about to give birth.

Baby names

One-of-a-kind vintage baby names for boys and girls

The classics never go out of style. Out of fashion, maybe, but these vintage names are making a comeback – perfect for the retro-cool parent.

Baby names

From Nelson to Oprah: Iconic heroes to inspire your next baby's name

There have been great men and women who have challenged injustices and lead the masses to equality and freedom, and others whose brilliant minds or courage have influenced generations. Here are a few heroes you can name your baby after.

Fun

WATCH: A day in the life of a pregnant man

When his wife challenged him to experience pregnancy for 24 hours, Chris Balmert created a makeshift pregnancy suit, strapped it to his chest and went forth. Needless to say, he didn't conquer.

Fun

Samkelo Ndlovu shares incredible video of baby dancing inside her belly

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, and for actress Samkelo Ndlovu it was an extremely special experience.

Baby names

Henry Charles Albert David, Rachel Meghan and more royal baby names!

With the birth of the British royal baby, we look at royal families from around the world and the meaning behind their baby names. If you're pregnant, take your pick!

Baby names

The top 3 reasons people regret the name they chose for their baby

Convinced that your baby name choice is the right one? Be careful, "baby name regret" is a thing, so choose wisely.

Partner Content

Pre and post-pregnancy skincare advice

ADVERTORIAL: Looking after your skin during and after pregnancy can make an immense difference to your confidence as a changing body takes its toll.

Pregnancy health

Five celebrities who have had difficult pregnancies

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

Foetal development

The secret life of your unborn baby

What can your baby hear in utero? And feel? When does she sleep and when is she awake? Mariska Noble tells all.

Pregnancy health

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.

Baby names

True, Stormi, Chicago and 33 other Kardashian-Jenner baby names

Want to pick a name with an ambitious ring to it? Get some inspiration from our list of over 20 names each belonging to a member of the infamous Kardashian clan, with a sprinkling of Jenners too.

Baby names

100 other baby names inspired by nature

Here are 100 of the most beautiful baby names, all inspired by flowers, water, plants and other nature themes to choose from.

Birth

What to do when your baby is born before you get to the hospital

The most important thing is to keep the baby warm – put her on your chest covered with a warm towel.

Getting Ready

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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