What comes after childbirth?

Having a baby is often one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life. Despite all the joy and excitement that a new baby brings, a pregnancy can cause ongoing health concerns for many; the postpartum or postnatal period begins immediately after childbirth as the women’s body, including hormonal levels and the uterus, return to […]

Nutrition and Pregnancy

  A pregnant woman’s nutrition influences the growth and development of her foetus and forms the foundations for the child’s health. A healthy diet is important for both mother and baby throughout pregnancy because this will help them to get the nutrients they need to stay healthy and for the baby to grow and develop. […]

At Home Pregnancy Doppler Devices – Good or Bad idea?

It’s 2017 and technology has made so many things in our lives easier, faster and more accessible. Our thirst for knowledge, instant gratification and the latest gadget has created many industries that weren’t around a few years ago. We like to think these technological advances are adding to our lives in a positive way but […]

What Can Go Wrong during a Pregnancy

In this article I included a summary of several complications in pregnancy such as: Ectopic Pregnancy, Bleeding during Pregnancy, Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia, Itching (Intrahepatic Cholestasis), Rhesus Disease and Group B streptococcus carriage. Any woman who is planning to get pregnant hopes that the journey will be smooth, enjoyable and that she will end up with […]

Pregnancy Appointments

The first thing you need to know about pregnancy is that everything is documented and discussed over several pregnancy appointments. Oddly, the first day of your last period before you get pregnant is termed Week 1 and your due date is at Week 40 – so yes, that’s actually 10 months of pregnancy! When you […]

Postnatal Depression

3 months after giving birth is considered the riskiest time to develop symptoms of Postnatal Depression, although women may develop symptoms during pregnancy or within the first 2-4 weeks after giving birth. Several factors increase the risk of a mum to develop Postnatal Depression, such as: If you have a past history depression, the pressures […]