Pregnancy

 

Fun

'What were you thinking?': These children's reactions to their parents' pregnancy announcements are hilarious

From rather intense gender disappointment to fear that they're about to be replaced, these "Not-So-Happy Pregnancy Announcements" are the pits.

Pregnancy

Welcome to the PREGNANCY hub, where you'll find all our pregnancy information in one place

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

Birth

'Life was not only about me anymore': A local couple shares the moments that made them the parents they are today

“Being a parent is not just about having a child. You have to connect with the baby."

Birth

During coronavirus hospital surge, a midwife recommends home birth

During a pandemic it soon becomes apparent what a bad idea it is to have healthy women and newborns in the same places and spaces as those who are unwell, and increasingly so as more get infected.

Birth

What happens if I go into labour during the national lockdown? A local expert advises

It is vital for expecting moms to check in with their gynaecologist or birthing team about their due date and specific requirements as soon as possible.

Pregnancy health

Coronavirus while pregnant or giving birth: here’s what you need to know

As COVID-19 is a new virus, we are learning more about it every day. As most pregnant women are young and generally healthy, they’re less likely to be severely affected (which is good news). But as there is also a baby to consider, the picture can be more complex.

Pregnancy health

Coronavirus: What pregnant women need to know

Pregnant women should take the same precautions as everyone else to avoid getting sick.

Birth

'Childbirth shouldn't be determined by insurance cover' says local Right to Birth movement

"In a case where delivery goes wrong, an obstetrician, who has an unlimited risk insurance cover, is more likely to be sued than a midwife."

Birth

'My baby is coming out!': What to do in an emergency birth situation

"Childbirth is a normal occurrence and in the majority of cases will progress uncomplicated; however, the experience remains daunting to the mother to be."

Getting Ready

Gabisile Tshabalala condemns workplace discrimination against pregnant women

Women are opening up about their experiences when it comes to workplace discrimination.

Pregnancy health

Are you a mom-to-be with a chronic illness? You need to read this

February is Reproductive Awareness Month! Here a local gynaecologist provides her top tips to moms-to-be with preexisting chronic conditions on how to reduce risk when expecting.

Pregnancy health

Study shows wearing makeup during pregnancy could cause kids to be overweight

Can make up and the daily use of moisturizer cause health and body weight issues for your unborn child?

Fun

IN PICS: Khloe Kardashian throws bestie Malika a brilliantly beige baby shower

The Kardashians are known for throwing the most lavish and over the top parties, and Malika's baby shower was no different.

Getting Ready

'Women need proper education regarding their choices on the birth of their baby'

Good care during pregnancy is important for the health of the mother and the development of the unborn baby. Pregnancy is a crucial time to promote healthy behaviour and parenting skills.

Pregnancy health

1-in-5 new mothers will experience depression before or after giving birth

As many as 1-in-5 new mothers will experience depression just before or after giving birth, at risk to their own health and the growth and development of their newborns.

Birth

Woman asking the internet whether choosing her life over her unborn child's is wrong receives some surprising answers

"My friends were disgusted with my thinking and said that I was an asshole to my husband in asking him to basically kill his baby "

Birth

'He felt very important and was very protective of her': Mom shares how her son helped birth his baby sister

"Never ever has my son expressed that it traumatised him or was in any way a negative experience for him. He has told me he remembers it all and wouldn't do it any differently if he had a choice."

Lifestyle

Four-year-old helps mum deliver baby brother in living room

A proud mom shared the magical moment her four-year-old daughter helped deliver her baby brother during a home birth.

Baby names

The top South African baby names of the last 5 years

Curious about which names have been popular for the last five years, we scanned through Stats SA's annual Recorded Live Births reports and found some interesting details about baby-naming trends in South Africa.

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.

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

'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

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.

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.
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