ARTICLES RELATING TO PREGNANCY HEALTH

A mom’s story: I regret keeping my baby

2019-09-17 14:59

She loves her son but if she could choose again she’d have ended her pregnancy, says Mariëtte du Preez* of Pretoria.

Diastasis Recti: Drew Barrymore shares the secret to fixing her 'mommy-pooch'

2019-06-07 14:43

If your tummy still looks pregnant months after delivery, a postpartum abdominal condition called diastasis recti might be to blame. It can happen to anyone, and even Drew Barrymore had her stomach sculpted after her abdominal muscles separated. We've got all the facts about this post-baby condition.

Don’t kiss your kids? Questioning the recent advice about CMV in pregnancy

2019-04-16 12:57

Make sure your countertops are clean at all times. Do not share food and drinks with your kids. Do not kiss your kids... Honestly, none of these guidelines to avoid CMV in pregnancy seem manageable for pregnant moms because quite frankly, homes aren’t hospitals and interacting with kids will always be messy. Health professionals seem ever ready to stoke up guilt with their advice and we're starting to question the recent guidelines to avoid CMV in pregnancy.

"I'm pregnant! How much should I eat?" and other questions

2018-03-08 15:49

Two experts provide moms-to-be with top tips on how to ensure they maintain optimal health throughout their pregnancy.

11 gross and embarrassing things no-one tells you about pregnancy

2018-02-08 10:28

You’re growing, glowing and generally in the prime of life. But, be warned, you can expect some other icky (and surprising!) side effects of 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.

Here’s how having a doula by your side can ease your pregnancy

2017-10-05 12:01

Enlisting the help of a doula can help assuage your fears and manage your anxiety during pregnancy.

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to sleep during pregnancy

2017-09-26 10:09

Having trouble sleeping while pregnant? Check out this infographic for a few trips and tricks.

How unusual: four SA sisters are pregnant at the same time!

2017-03-16 12:23

What are the chances of all four sisters being pregnant at the same time and welcoming a new addition to each of their families within months of each other?

Sick and tired? Power through the first trimester

2017-01-03 12:26

Ladies, cancel your manicures, because this just got real. Pregnancy is not for sissies, but you've just got to power through.

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is more prevalent, and more serious, than you think

2019-08-14 21:15

“A woman does not need to be a heavy drinker or alcoholic to have a child with FASD, even light to moderate drinking has the potential to cause permanent damage to the unborn baby,” warns FARR CEO Dr Leana Olivier.

Pregnant women and babies can be vegans – careful nutrition planning is key

2019-05-20 13:16

Can you follow a vegan diet and still meet specific nutrient requirements in pregnancy? Of course. But there are rules to follow to guide your food choices and ensure you and baby get the nutrients you need. This Australian study sets them out nicely, with a useful pregnancy sample menu to get you started.

Pregnant? You may want to talk to your doctor about vitamin D

2018-09-06 13:08

Vitamin D is in the news a lot these days - from heart health to bone health to risk of cancer, but what about pregnancy?

Dear moms-to-be, you need to stress less!

2018-02-16 13:43

It’s bad for you – but how bad is it for your baby?

6 common questions about eating carbs during pregnancy answered

2017-12-05 09:28

This Australian study explains why you should eat the right kinds of carbohydrates during pregnancy as it can impact your health as well as the development of your baby.

Mom-to-be dead-lifts a staggering 120 kg while eight months pregnant

2017-10-19 14:45

Although she’s fully aware of what she’s doing, the powerlifting mom-to-be has had mixed reactions from the public.

Like your almond milk? Here’s why it's not ideal during pregnancy

2017-10-02 13:00

Most milk substitutes are low in iodine. Iodine deficiency in pregnant women, however, has been linked to lower IQ and reading scores in their children.

Can pregnancy symptoms really predict the sex of your baby?

2017-06-27 15:35

A psychologist uses science to bust commonly held pregnancy myths.

7 superfoods to help you during pregnancy

2017-02-17 10:52

Include these seven foods in your diet during pregnancy to help give your baby the best start to life.

Pregnancy after 35

2016-12-15 10:15

Embarking on a baby-making journey later on in life? Here’s all you need to know

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