ARTICLES RELATING TO PREGNANCY

Pollution in pregnancy linked to weak lungs in child

2014-10-21 12:12

Traffic pollution exposure during pregnancy may up the risk of mothers giving birth to children with lung problems.

Natural orgasmic home water birth [WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO]

2014-10-17 10:47

Couple’s orgasmic water birth happens before the midwives arrive!

Eclampsia and pre-eclampsia

2014-10-14 12:27

Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disease defined as new development of hypertension, accompanied by substantial proteinuria in the second half of pregnancy.

Ectopic pregnancy

2014-10-14 12:19

An ectopic pregnancy is one in which the fertilised egg is implanted outside the womb (uterus).

Flu vaccination and pregnancy

2014-10-14 12:06

Women in their 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy should be vaccinated against flu because the function of their hearts and lungs are compromised by the extra burden of pregnancy.

Alcohol in pregnancy

2014-10-14 11:56

We all know that alcohol is harmful to the foetus. Because we still don't know what the safe limit is, it is best to avoid a drink altogether.

Asthma and pregnancy

2014-10-14 11:54

Many women worry that taking asthma drugs will have a negative effect on their developing child and some even stop taking their medication regularly.

Why I chose to get sterilised

2014-10-10 10:16

Mom of 2 talks about getting sterilised.

Why I chose to get sterilised

2014-10-09 09:35

Mom of 2 talks about the hoops she had to jump through to get sterilised.

Pregnancy and epilepsy

2014-10-07 16:05

In years gone by, women with epilepsy were often advised not to fall pregnant. Fortunately, this is no longer the case.

Mother with womb transplant says risk paid off

2014-10-06 08:48

A Swedish woman who recently became the first woman to give birth after undergoing a uterus transplant feels that the risk was worth it.

Alicia goes nude for a good reason

2014-09-22 10:47

Alicia Key’s latest hit song longs for a better world for her children.

Do green neighbourhoods produce healthier babies?

2014-09-22 10:39

Fewer preemies and small babies are delivered when moms live near trees and grass, a study says.

Are you prepared for your first baby?

2014-09-18 08:06

Be sure that you're ready for every one of your baby's financial needs.

Best and worst foods for pregnant moms

2014-09-16 15:03

Give your baby the best start in life by watching what you eat while pregnant.

Antidepressants 'linked to autism'

2014-09-11 10:18

Janine Dunlop is extremely uneasy about a study linking antidepressants in pregnancy to autism.

Aspirin may reduce pre-eclampsia risk

2014-09-09 12:12

A daily, low-dose aspirin regimen cuts the odds of the pregnancy complication, pre-eclampsia, by 24 percent.

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day at 9:09 on 9/9

2014-09-09 09:13

World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day is held each year at nine minutes past nine on the ninth day of the ninth month and apparently SA has the most FAS babies.

Kate's struggle with extreme morning sickness

2014-09-08 14:20

The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child and again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

Kate's struggle with extreme morning sickness

2014-09-08 13:33

The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child and again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness that plagued her pregnancy with Prince George.

Perceptions and role models

2014-09-07 21:00

Shannon explores the surprising results having a baby had on her self-image.

 

Natasha's birth story: 'A difficult pregnancy'

2014-10-21 10:44

A mom shares her journey of her difficult pregnancy and slow birth experiences.

Why I chose to get sterilised

2014-10-14 12:37

Mom of 2 talks about the sexist questions she had to answer and the hoops she had to jump through to get sterilised.

Anaemia in pregnancy

2014-10-14 12:26

Anaemia in pregnancy is defined as a haemoglobin concentration of less than 10 gm/dl when the peripheral blood is examined.

Pregnancy and smoking

2014-10-14 12:12

When a pregnant woman smokes, so does her baby. Carbon monoxide and nicotine are transferred from mother to baby, leading to lower levels of oxygen intake and a higher pulse rate

Pregnancy and epilepsy

2014-10-14 12:05

In years gone by, women with epilepsy were often advised not to fall pregnant. Fortunately, this is no longer the case.

Pregnancy tests

2014-10-14 11:55

How do you know for sure that you are pregnant? A simple test will tell.

Foetal exposure to BPA tied to breathing problems

2014-10-13 16:07

Researchers found that each 10-fold increase of BPA in a mother's urine was associated with a 14 percent decrease in the child's breathing function at age 4.

Why I chose to get sterilised

2014-10-09 09:40

Mom of 2 talks about the hoops she had to jump through to get sterilised.

Pregnancy and epilepsy

2014-10-07 16:06

In years gone by, women with epilepsy were often advised not to fall pregnant. Fortunately, this is no longer the case.

Mother with womb transplant says risk paid off

2014-10-06 08:53

A Swedish woman who recently became the first woman to give birth after undergoing a uterus transplant feels that the risk was worth it.

Cancer treatments in pregnancy safe for offspring

2014-10-03 14:16

Small studies have found chemo and radiation given after first trimester not to raise health risks for children.

Alicia’s baby bump says ‘We Are Here’

2014-09-25 14:08

Alicia Key’s latest hit song longs for a better world for her children.

Alicia’s baby bump says ‘We Are Here’

2014-09-22 10:47

Alicia Key’s latest hit song longs for a better world for her children.

Link between autism and antidepressants questioned

2014-09-18 12:07

Previously reported autism risks in children appear to be attributable to the mother's depression, not the medication.

Are you prepared for your first baby?

2014-09-17 15:21

Be sure that you're ready for every one of your baby's financial needs.

Is tight underwear making you infertile?

2014-09-12 10:00

Lifestyle choices could be negatively affecting your fertility.

Failed infertility treatment can affect mental health

2014-09-11 13:24

Continuing to long for a baby, years after fertility treatments have failed, may have an impact on women's mental health.

Antidepressants in pregnancy 'linked to autism'

2014-09-11 10:17

Autism-antidepressant link found in study makes Janine Dunlop extremely uneasy.

Is Kate’s pregnancy at risk again?

2014-09-09 10:33

Find out more about serious vomiting during pregnancy and how to treat it.

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome highest in SA

2014-09-09 09:02

World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day is held each year at nine minutes past nine on the ninth day of the ninth month (09:09am on the 09th day of the 09 month) and apparently SA has the most FAS babies.

Kate's pregnant and sick

2014-09-08 13:52

The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child and again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness that plagued her pregnancy with Prince George.

The things we miss most about pregnancy

2014-09-08 08:11

Pregnancy isn’t all heartburn and stress.

Breastfeeding helps heavy moms drop weight

2014-09-05 12:17

Obese women that follow breastfeeding recommendations after pregnancy are less likely to retain their pregnancy weight.

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