9 Early Signs You Have A ‘Passenger On Board'
Some women just know they are pregnant before any tests can confirm it, while other women are months into pregnancy without even noticing. Loren Stow reveals early signs that you may be in the family way.
Dealing With Mouth Injuries
Few children make it through their childhood without a split lip or cut tongue. Although most mouth injuries aren’t severe, it’s always best to be prepared to treat them.
10 Bad Driving Habits
When you have to spend so much of the day in your car, you’re bound to develop a few less-than-perfect driving habits.
The A-Z Of The L&B Ward!
With a new baby on the way, all mom and dad can think about is the big day – Labour Day! There can never be a formula for the perfect birth, but LUYANDA SIBISI has compiled a glossary of terminology to prepare parents for what they might hear on the day of the big event!
Making Sense Of Pap Tests
Cervical cancer is amongst the most common cancers in women primarily because women in developing countries don’t have proper access to cervical screening.
It's Baby Making Time!
“Have sex, get pregnant,” right? No! In reality, minor stressors can throw your body out of ‘whack’. If you’re suffering from baby-fever, it’s time to be proactive! PETA DANIEL says acupuncture and exercise to just plain resting can be some of the best things one can do when trying to conceive.
Immunity For Life
FATIMA GOOLAM talks to Wendy Lord, a Johannesburg-based dietician about our immune systems. We all enter the world with an immature immune system, which is slowly primed through healthy diet and healthy lifestyle choices to defend the body against disease.
Firm Just Like Zinhle
Beautiful, driven, and ambitious are just some of the few words one would use to describe our cover mom, Zinhle Ngwenya. We’ve seen her grow on our screens, and what once was a beautiful girl, is now a fierce contender in the acting industry. We got a chance to talk to the Johannesburg-based actress about her second pregnancy and how the journey has been so far.
Family Planning Fables & Foibles
Planning a family can be an exciting, but also very confusing time for a couple. NARISHA PILLAY takes a look at some of the numerous old wives’ tales and pregnancy folklore that’s been floating around for centuries.
A Baby In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Pram
Five things I wish I had known when I became a new mom.
Having a baby is often the happiest time in your life. However, many mothers find it hard to accept their body changes post pregnancy.
The good, the bad and the ugly: 15 things they don’t tell you about pregnancy
Your Body, Your Rights!
Advocate Veerash Srikison advises on our right to live a peaceful protected life as an integral part of being citizens of this country
The Art Of Birth Across The Globe
Nicky Manson, mom of two, discovers there is a whole other world of labour practices out there
When you reach 40, you may start to notice signs of progression toward menopause. However, some women may notice such changes before 40.
Like A Phoenix, She Continues To Rise
From the outside looking in, it’s easy to think that as a Mandela, life for Zoleka comes on a silver platter. But you couldn’t be more wrong; hers is a story of falling from grace, going through the most unimaginable pain, and learning to forgive yourself
It's A B… Baby
In the last few years, birth announcements have become an entire industry on their own. Catherine Versfeld says that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram takes ‘shouting it from the rooftop’ to a whole new level
40 Weeks Gestation
It’s becoming clearer that what we believe to be ‘full-term’ is actually not – a pregnancy is meant to last for 40 weeks and not 38
#4 Things Your Baby Is Trying To Tell You
All babies communicate naturally through body language and gesture – read on to learn what your baby is trying to say!
Time Is A Precious Commodity
Fumani Shilubana reminds us that the best gift we can give is one we often take for granted – the gift of time
Tighten & Tone Your Pelvic Floor
Most women have heard of Kegel exercises, but it simply isn’t something that is usually prioritised – that is until they become part of the one third of all women who experience pelvic floor muscle weakness
The Road To Safety
All parents want their little ones to be secure; Katherine Swift explores car safety as you transport your most precious cargo around
The Child Friendly Game Lodge
An Extraordinary encounter with South Africa’s bushveld awaits you at Mabula Game Lodge, located just two and a half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the Malaria Free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Revel in the sheer variety of animal, bird and plant life; the diverse landscapes ranging from grassland plains to rocky outcrops creating an ideal habitat for the free roaming Big Five and all the little creatures that contribute to a magical wildlife experience you’ll never forget.
Placenta abruption is the separation of the placenta from its attachment to the uterus wall before the baby is delivered” – US National Library of Medicine, PubMed Health
Is Sex Making You Sick?
Do pain, swelling, itching, burning and sometimes even blisters after sex leave you saying “Not tonight, honey”? Here’s a reason you may not have thought of – you might actually be allergic to your partner…
Get Lice Infestation Under Control
When your little one comes home from school with tiny white specks on their head, you might have officially made it to the yuck factory of head lice
A woman’s vagina should become as much a part of her unique identity as her smile and attention to her feminine hygiene is as important as her dental hygiene!
BPA-Free Bottles... Best For Baby
As a parent you want to ensure that everything you do for your baby is the very best. What you use to feed them with is no different. Bottles will be a big part of your child’s life for the first few years, and as such it’s important to know a thing or two about BPA.
Back-To-School Hygiene Tips
Teaching the little ones good hygiene habits never gets old and Gogo has all the tips you need to get started
A Product Of Love & Faith
While many wait to see what cupid has in store for them this lover’s month, mom-to-be, Ntandoyenkosi Kunene-Mthethwa is patiently waiting for the arrival of the most precious gift of all