Postnatal depression goes unchecked in men, but early detection is key to ensuring fathers remain present and involved

2019-06-14 08:35

One in 10 men experience postnatal depression, but for the most part, it goes undetected.

‘My fake boobs nearly killed me’

2019-06-07 15:24

“It took me having fake breasts which almost killed me to finally love and appreciate the ones that I was given naturally."

Postpartum depression may raise heart risks

2018-11-13 17:58

Women who suffer from postpartum depression could have a higher risk of suffering from a heart attack, stroke or heart failure.

WATCH: Would you eat your baby’s placenta? Chrissy Teigen did

2018-09-14 15:52

Would you eat your baby’s placenta?


2018-07-09 11:51

NO MATTER what problems you have, do not allow depression to ruin your life.

Antenatal depression: When your bump brings the blues

2018-02-12 22:01

Depression during pregnancy can negatively affect how you take care for yourself, and interfere with your ability to bond with your growing baby.

Are you suffering from post-natal depression?

2017-12-21 13:09

How do you know you have postnatal depression?

Mom's inspiring post about stretch marks goes viral

2017-11-17 07:53

The mom shared the picture to help women be more comfortable with the scars and body changes pregnancy brings along.

World Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day: Raising Awareness

2017-09-08 16:29

South Africa is home to the highest prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders worldwide. To mark World Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children proposes that the cycle of violence in intimate relationships is the underlying cause.


Paternal leave is more important for moms than dads study finds

2019-06-13 12:03

Paternal leave is about more than just time off for fathers, and one US study is proving just how vital a father's role is when talking maternal health.

Cardi B on her postnatal depression: “Out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders”

2019-02-15 08:52

“I thought I was going to avoid it. When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.”

WATCH: How gogos in Zimbabwe are tackling depression with the Friendship Bench

2018-11-06 09:38

There's still a stigma around mental health disorders in many communities, which prevents people from getting the intervention and treatment they need. In Zimbabwe, psychiatrist Dixon Chibanda is doing his best to change this and help his community. How? By training local gogos in evidence-based talk therapy, of course.

Adele's best friend on postnatal psychosis: "I even forgot who I was"

2018-08-15 15:02

It's not something many people know about, let alone talk about. But postnatal psychosis is real and mom Adele is helping to spread awareness after her friend opened up about suffering from it.

Five celebrities who have had difficult pregnancies

2018-04-17 14:28

The following celebrities have also gone through quite a lot before, during and even after their pregnancies.

A letter from a depressed first-time mom: "Please don't forget me"

2018-01-23 08:48

A mother explains that sometimes postnatal depression results from others forgetting that new moms have an identity independent of their babies and that their wellbeing matters too.

Serena Williams, I'll ask my gogo to email you...

2017-12-13 10:31

Serena asked, our readers responded. The WHO recommends breastfeeding from 6 to 24 months, and our readers thought they'd throw in their advice as well.

5 questions gynaecologists have asked their own gynaes

2017-11-01 15:30

Yes, they’ve got questions, too.

The role of group therapy in helping women cope with postnatal depression

2017-10-10 12:17

A new study revealed that women with postnatal depression, particularly in underresourced communities, can actually benefit more from group therapy than treatment using standard depression drugs.

How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant mothers

2017-09-04 10:05

Food insecurity can negatively impact the mental health of pregnant mothers and consequently the development of their babies.

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