Some Rather ODD Pregnancy Symptoms!

Some women experience some, none, or all of these strange pregnancy side effects or symptoms. Even more oddly, your second (or third, or fourth) pregnancy can be different too. What you experience in one pregnancy, you may not experience in another pregnancy. It’s...

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Your Role as Dad During Labour

It's a somewhat chilly Friday morning in the middle of July, 10 years ago. Not that I'm quite aware of my surroundings because I'm lying in a birthing bath wondering how much longer I can endure this thing called labour. As a particularly nasty contraction passes over...

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Introducing Your New Baby To Your Fur Baby

Growing your family with a new baby will be a big adjustment – one that your cat or dog could potentially struggle with. However, with these tips from animal experts Karen Gray-Kilfoil and Niki Elliott, you can make it a simpler, smoother integration.

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Feeding Your Baby on the Breast Milk Express

Many moms are unable to breastfeed for a number of reasons – from latching difficulties to a baby with a cleft palate, to painful nipples, or simply because mom prefers pumping and bottle-feeding. In these cases, moms can still give their babies the benefits of breast...

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Beating the winter blues for two

Being pregnant in winter is a mixed blessing. The South African summer heat can be exhausting for moms-to-be whose body temperatures are a tad higher due to their little “hatchlings”. But winter also means a prevalence of dreaded cold and flu bugs. Because your immune...

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True or False?

Is it dangerous to have hot baths while pregnant, and can orange juice cause jaundice in your baby? Deciphering fact from fiction can be confusing for new moms. Luckily, midwife Louette Maccallum is on hand to answer and explain some of the FAQ’s and myths around...

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What’s happening to me?

What’s happening to me? Having a baby is a life-changing event, but did anyone warn you about the many smaller changes that will happen to you during your pregnancy? Sarah Meder, a doula and the Vice-Chair of WOMBS (Women Offering Mothers Birth Support), tells us...

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Coping with Pregnancy Nausea

Nausea is one of the earliest pregnancy symptoms. It may begin as soon as two weeks after conception, when a woman is 4 weeks pregnant and misses her first period, but most commonly starts a fortnight later, at around 6 weeks of pregnancy. It usually peaks between 7...

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