ARTICLES RELATING TO PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS

Fertility treatments tied to higher odds for pregnancy complications

2019-02-15 13:17

For most women who cannot conceive naturally, in vitro fertilisation is very safe and effective, but it may involve a higher risk of complications during pregnancy.

“My uterine fibroids almost killed me — now I have a miracle baby”

2017-11-01 14:27

“You’re stronger than you feel, you have more options than you think, and you are not alone.” Gessie Thompson shares her incredible story.

Not tonight dear, I'm about to have a baby!

2016-08-31 10:24

For most women, pregnancy can be a rollercoaster ride with all the changes happening to their hormones and bodies. One of the victims of this period can be a couple's sex life.

"Hyperemesis gravidarum landed me in ICU"

2016-06-21 10:40

Lara Stroud shares her experience of extreme vomiting in three pregnancies and losing her first pregnancy in this story of pain and perseverance.

Sex during pregnancy

2015-10-20 15:01

Carrying a baby makes some women feel sexy, while others are left feeling exhausted and unattractive. Whichever one you experience, it's more than likely that you have some intimacy questions you're too embarrassed to ask...

Fertility and PCOS

2015-07-14 13:21

PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility in women, but it doesn't mean that falling pregnant is impossible.

Five danger signs in pregnancy you should not miss

2015-04-02 14:38

To ensure a safe pregnancy, be on the lookout for these five danger signs you should not miss.

I have a rash in my vagina. Will it affect my baby?

2015-01-16 12:14

I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have a rash in my vagina with some white discharge. When I told my doctor about it he gave me supplements. I was wondering if my baby would be affected? 

Remarkable amniotic fluid facts you need to know

2014-08-06 15:54

Your baby’s liquid home keeps him or her safe and sterile.

Pregnant women should get influenza vaccine

2014-07-10 14:50

According to a new report, most doctors do not recommend flu shots to their pregnant patients, underestimating the risk posed by the flu virus.

 

Expecting moms, you may want to talk to your doctor about gestational diabetes

2019-02-14 14:49

“Gestational diabetes is most common from 20 weeks of pregnancy and is rarely diagnosed before this." 10 to 16 February as Pregnancy Awareness Week in South Africa, and here we discuss one of the most common but unknown health risk developed during pregnancy.

Chrissy Teigen: "I'll be a surrogate for Kim Kardashian!"

2016-11-18 11:52

After Kim mentioned she's considering surrogacy for her third pregnancy, Chrissy made this bold statement in a recent interview.

Baby born with 31 fingers and toes

2016-07-13 16:01

Earlier this year, a Chinese mom gave birth to a healthy baby boy... with 31 fingers and toes. We take a little peek into the condition.

How to turn your breech baby

2016-01-14 10:09

Your doctor has told you that your baby is lying breech but you're not quite sure what it means. Here is everything you need to know.

Who will care for you?

2015-09-14 08:59

Choosing the right kind of caregiver for you is important.

Mom loses baby in Joburg hospital after three days of hell

2015-05-11 15:10

A Johannesburg woman, devastated after losing her premature baby, feels that she didn't get the help and support she needed from hospital staff.

Hospital sends miscarried babies to laundry by mistake

2015-03-04 11:30

Hospital officials are trying to determine how two miscarried babies wrapped in linen were inadvertently sent to a medical laundry company.

How to test for a pregnancy

2014-08-21 10:23

From faint lines on home kits to blood tests; how can you tell if you're pregnant?

Children of obese mothers more likely to get asthma

2014-07-23 09:18

Compared to children born of mothers with normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had significantly higher odds of asthma.

Adequate birth spacing may prevent early delivery

2014-06-23 11:32

A short interpregnancy interval – the time between giving birth and getting pregnant again – has been linked to a greater risk of premature birth.

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