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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.

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
April 2019

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.

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
April 2019

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.

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Mamas&Papas
April 2019

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!

7 mins read
Mamas&Papas
April 2019

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.

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
April 2019

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.

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Mamas&Papas
April 2019

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.

4 mins read
Mamas&Papas
April 2019

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.

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Mamas&Papas
April 2019

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.

4 mins read
Mamas&Papas
April 2019

A Baby In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Pram

Five things I wish I had known when I became a new mom.

6 mins read
Mamas&Papas
April 2019

Mommy Makeover

Having a baby is often the happiest time in your life. However, many mothers find it hard to accept their body changes post pregnancy.

4 mins read
Mamas&Papas
March 2019

Body Changes

The good, the bad and the ugly: 15 things they don’t tell you about pregnancy

4 mins read
Mamas&Papas
March 2019

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

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Mamas&Papas
March 2019

The Art Of Birth Across The Globe

Nicky Manson, mom of two, discovers there is a whole other world of labour practices out there

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
March 2019

Premature Menopause

When you reach 40, you may start to notice signs of progression toward menopause. However, some women may notice such changes before 40.

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
March 2019

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

7 mins read
Mamas&Papas
March 2019

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

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Mamas&Papas
March 2019

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

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
March 2019

#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!

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
March 2019

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

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
March 2019

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

2 mins read
Mamas&Papas
February 2019

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

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
February 2019

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.

1 min read
Mamas&Papas
February 2019

Placenta Abruption

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

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Mamas&Papas
February 2019

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…

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
February 2019

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

4 mins read
Mamas&Papas
February 2019

Essentially Woman

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!

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
February 2019

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.

3 mins read
Mamas&Papas
February 2019

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

2 mins read
Mamas&Papas
February 2019

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

6 mins read
Mamas&Papas
February 2019

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