Pregnancy health

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.

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...


Do you think Meghan and Harry are tired of being asked about the gender of their baby? These parents-to-be say it's super annoying

"Our first was a girl and we literally had people asking my husband if he was disappointed." Why do people get this offensive? Even asking expectant parents why they don't want to find out the gender of their unborn can be too much. Not your business!

Pregnancy health

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: The world’s busiest maternity ward

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


New mom told she’s having twins during labour

A first-time mom from Michigan in the US was told she was having twins – only after she's delivered her one baby.

Foetal development

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: The 9 months that made you

What makes you who you are today? Research is revealing how everything from our risk of disease to our personality could be shaped by a mysterious world we all experienced, yet none of us can remember, in the womb.

Pregnancy health

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.

Getting Ready

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.

Pregnancy health

The weirdest pregnancy symptoms you weren't expecting

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


Doctors and nurses spill the beans on their most intense experiences in the delivery room

Expectant moms and dads, look away now unless you want to know every little embarrassing detail about what to expect when your baby arrives. These online confessions by obstetricians, nurses and midwives from the delivery room will leave you gagged.

Baby names

Baby names: When your best friend mocks the name you chose

One mom's online rant has highlighted yet another tier to the never-ending barrage that is unsolicited baby advice: baby names.


WATCH: Amy Schumer's re-imagining of what goes on in the delivery room is so accurate we're getting flashbacks watching it

Was the day your little one was born the best day of your life? Or do you too still get flashbacks of everything that went down? Did it go a little something like this?


Here are the celeb babies we'll meet in 2019

New year, new little bundles of joy on the way! Here's a list of celebs who are due to give birth in 2019.

Baby names

These are the most anticipated baby names for 2019!

If you’re welcoming a little one next year, then you should probably take a look at the list of baby names below.

Baby names

See what influenced the top 100 baby names in America in 2018

You may be disappointed but probably not surprised by what inspired the name choices of American parents this year.


Cardi B shares hilarious mom tweets

If there is anything parents to a baby can relate to, it's poop. Cardi B has been sharing what she hates about parenting her baby girl, and we'd say she's right on track to becoming a momsplainer.

Getting Ready

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.

Pregnancy health

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.


WATCH: Beautiful pregnancy transformation in a cute stripy bikini

This mom of three put together a precious video of her week-by-week pregnancy transformation and we're in awe!


Twins who’d both suffered miscarriages give birth to daughters on same day

These identical twins never thought they’d give birth on the same day!

Baby names

Baby nick names: Did you go with a designated one or come up with your own?

Every nickname has a story of origin, but there are a few names that just come with assigned nicknames. Here are the most popular among them.

Baby names

KFC gives parents 165K for naming their newborn after founder Colonel Sanders

KFC has given an American couple – who named their daughter after the chain’s founder, Colonel Sanders – about R165 000.


OPW presenter Kayise Ngqula shares special message to all pregnant women

OPW presenter Kayise Ngqula recently welcomed her first child and now she is sharing a special message to all moms-to-be.


"We're" pregnant? Uh, I don't think so

Men using the term "we're pregnant" when their partner falls pregnant has become more and more popular, but it also seems to have become equally as, well, annoying.

Baby names

65 names that could inspire Meghan and Harry's name choice for the Royal baby

For generations, the British Royal family have faithfully looked to past family members to inspire the name choice for new family members, and this list could reveal the next Royal baby's name.


Supermom performs kickboxing routine while in labour

Expectant mother Andrea Allen from Arizona, US was filmed throwing jabs and kicks while in labour in her bedroom.


WATCH: Have you heard of the famous salad that makes you go into labour?

Romaine, watercress, walnuts and gorgonzola, topped with a balsamic vinaigrette, have the power to induce labour? Apparently. These moms swear this salad made them go into labour hours after eating it.

Getting Ready

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.


His girlfriend asked him to do what? As far as unreasonable pregnancy requests go, this one's right up there

True, women do most of the heavy lifting during pregnancy, but this mom-to-be may have gone a bit too far? See what the internet had to say.
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