Articles about Pregnancy

Diet during pregnancy

By Sanja Nel – dietitian, SACLC We all know the saying: “you are what you eat.” During pregnancy, we can take it a bit further: your baby is what you eat. Your baby’s body is literally constructed using the proteins, fats, minerals and other substances

Tossing and Turning

(This article is also available in an audio format) In the second half of pregnancy, your bed will be a busy place. Pillows will be flying and sheets will be askew, all because of your partner’s passionate efforts to … find a comfortable sleeping posit

The ninth month

What you’re going through Well, it’s almost over. In just a few weeks, you’re finally going to meet the child you’ve talked to and dreamed about, and whose university education you’ve planned. But be prepared, the last month of pregnancy is often the m

Golden rule for expectant dads

(This article is also available in an audio format) Congratulations! She is having a baby! This mere statement throws your world upside down and makes you feel sick to your stomach. Sure you agreed that you were ready to have children, but you weren’t

Tips for pregnant women dressing for the office

(This article is also available in an audio format) By Hayley Joy Weinberg – from Hayley Joy Boutique, who creates clothes for plus-size, odd-size and regular size women. The styles and fit are beautiful and flattering for pregnant women of all shapes.

Time in the womb – an unique opportunity for connecting

(This article is also available in an audio format) By Tina Otte – registered nurse and midwife, internationally certified childbirth educator  Until recently, the prevailing scientific habit has been to treat the earliest period of human development –

Stretch Question

(This article is also available in an audio format) What are stretch marks? Stretch marks are fine lines on the body, which are reddish or purplish in colour when they first develop and become devoid of colour later on. Between 75 and 90% of all pregna

Premature birth – when infants arrive too soon

By Dr Welma Lubbe – Author of Prematurity adjusting your dream, www.littlesteps.co.za Premature birth means a baby is born before 37 weeks of the pregnancy is completed and in South Africa this occurs at a rate of 12% and in the public sector even as h

Pregnancy Q & A

(This article is also available in an audio format) Question I am experiencing terrible heart-burn. Is there anything I can do to relieve it? Answer Over half of all pregnant moms get heartburn, an uncomfortable burning sensation that occurs when acid

Pregnancy calendar

A new life begins A woman’s egg is fertilized by a man’s sperm in the fallopian tube. During the next few days, the fused egg and sperm move through the fallopian tube to the lining of the uterus. There it implants and starts to grow. The cluster of ce