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WATCH: Graphic moment woman gives birth alone in jail cell - 'Nobody cared'

Despite alerting staff of her contractions in the early hours, Diana Sanchez was left without medical treatment or pain relief for 5 hours, and was taken to hospital only 30 minutes after her son was born.

Birth

'The triplets are here!': Chantelle Whittles of A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries shares her birth story

"By God's grace, this journey has been so smooth and fulfilling." Chantelle Whittles shares what it was like bringing her three healthy babies into the world.

Fun

'And just like that our family is complete': The A-Bundlely Blessed triplets have arrived!

She's been sharing her pregnancy journey with us for the better part of 6 months, and now her three munchkins have arrived! Congratulations are in order to the A-Bundlely-Blessed Diaries mom, Chantelle Whittles.

Finance & Legal

Pregnant and facing retrenchment: What are my rights?

Pregnancy can be immensely stressful, so the last thing you want to be dealing with is impending retrenchment.

Birth

PICS: '4 years, 7 attempts, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots' produce a precious rainbow baby

A rainbow signifies a lot of things to different people, to most it means new beginnings, and this is because the rainbow appears when the sun pushes through the clouds after heavy rainstorms.

Fun

'I'm definitely going to miss being pregnant': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #17

Follow Chantelle Whittles's pregnancy journey as she adjusts from being a mom of one to soon being a mom of four!

Birth

Almost twin-possible! Mom with two consecutive sets of twins shares her story

Mom with two consecutive sets of twins says her one in 700,000 family makes her luckier than a lottery winner.

Fun

PODCAST | My pregnancy journey - with triplets - on Chatback with Parent24

Listen to mom Chantelle Whittles as she takes us with her on her pregnancy journey.

Birth

Mom of eight shares her transformative birth experiences at a government hospital

Mom of eight, Claire Brauer, talked to Parent24 about her experience at Groote Schuur government hospital.

Birth

'I was told to terminate': Mom shares incredible story of miracle baby

Mum advised to terminate her baby after waters broke at 16 weeks - but she survived! Read her amazing story.

Fun

'The waiting game begins': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #15

Follow Chantelle Whittles's pregnancy journey as she adjusts from being a mom of one to soon being a mom of four!

Baby names

WATCH: These made-up names people actually gave their children will have you ROTFL

Of all the baby naming sins, these are the worst, guaranteed!

Getting Ready

Yes! New paternity leave benefits begin now

This paternity leave will be funded via UIF applications and be paid to qualifying beneficiaries at a rate of 66% of their earnings, subject to the maximum earnings threshold.

Fun

An ultrasound glitch produces image of a 'devil baby'

A routine ultrasound scan went from pleasant to spooky when a weird glitch turned one mom's fetus into, well, a devil baby.

Pregnancy health

Woman with two wombs and two vaginas overcomes the odds to deliver perfect baby girl

"Even with my condition, there was a happy ending." Eleanor Rowe shares her remarkable fertility journey, one that she hopes will inspire others to keep believing even under the most unlikely of circumstances.

Birth

WATCH: I had a baby in prison

Watch Jessica Kent detail her experience giving birth in prison.

Pregnancy health

Postnatal psychosis: 8 signs mom needs help urgently

Postpartum psychosis can be catastrophic, but what are the signs?

Fun

WATCH: Hilarious gender reveal fail shows what not to do

"Why did they think that would work in the first place?" This viral video is pure gender reveal fail gold.

Fun

'Almost D-day! Eek!': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #13

Follow Chantelle Whittles's pregnancy journey as she adjusts from being a mom of one to soon being a mom of four!

Birth

'Definitely not the easy way out!' - One reader shares how she came to respect the Caesarian after a traumatic birth experience

At 37 weeks, I had to deliver my son via C-section! I was mortified! This was not the birthing plan I had intended to experience. I felt like a failure, a real big loser that I had not gone natural!"

Birth

'My mother would have died during labour': A reader asks Caesarean critics not to judge

"It is unfair to place your expectations on another. We must remember that there are women who can't give natural birth, even if they wanted to."

Birth

Is birth by Caesarean ‘unnatural’?

For some, vaginal birth is the only way.

Fun

'Let the countdown begin!': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #12

Follow Chantelle Whittles's pregnancy journey as she adjusts from being a mom of one to soon being a mom of four!

Birth

Right to Birth Movement launches in Cape Town

Right to Birth SA was started with the aim to ensure that women are empowered in the knowledge that they have a choice of how and with whom they birth.

Fun

'Cute but weird at the same time': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #11

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

Spring-inspired baby names

From water springs and flowers to names that literally mean spring, check out our list of spring themed baby names.

Fun

'My Bohemian-themed baby shower': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #10

Follow Chantelle Whittles's pregnancy journey as she adjusts from being a mom of one to soon being a mom of four!

Fun

'This bump is fighting with the steering wheel': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #9

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.

Foetal development

Why alcohol remains a big threat to unborn babies in South Africa

South Africa has the highest recorded prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the world. The prevalence rates range from 29 to 290 affected children per 1000 live births.
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