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Labour & Birth

“A mother is a mother from the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity. It didn't matter if her child were three, thirteen, or thirty.” – Sarah Strohmeyer, Kindred Spirits




Five Reasons To Talk About Cord Blood
Blood left in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born is called cord blood. Until recently, the placenta and umbilical cord blood was discarded after birth as...
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Early Signs Of Labour
Are you pregnant with your first child and not sure what to expect when labour sets in? Allow us to give you a few hints. The thought of labour and the pain that comes with the...
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Is Bigger Always Better?
The bigger a baby at birth, the better their outcomes are for healthy growth and development, right? But can a baby be born too big? Loren Stow takes a look at foetal macrosomia,...
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The C-Tuck Trend: Diva Or Dangerous?
Some women may find it appealing to welcome their new baby into the world, while simultaneously undergoing cosmetic surgery to deliver them from their...
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Why Choose A Birth Partner ?
Along with our experts, PETA DANIEL takes a look at choosing the right birth partner for your big day, what to expect and how to make the most of it. n birth, as in life, every...
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Your Birth Plan Checklist
By Peta Daniel Your birth plan will act as the guiding force for your labour. Retired midwife and doula Maria Sterrenberg, doula and lactation consultant Laura Sayce,...
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What's In The Mommy Bag
Packing your hospital bag for your baby’s arrival can be pretty daunting; it may feel like you’re packing for a month’s holiday and you’ll no doubt be...
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Wear Purple for Preemies on World Prematurity Day, 17 November
“It’s time for Capetonians to band together again in support of World Prematurity Day and the life-saving work being performed by the doctors and nursing staff of the...
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Breastfeeding in tandem
Tandem breastfeeding is the term used for nursing two children that are not twins; however, it can also refer to breastfeeding one baby while pregnant with another. The question...
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Portion distortion is creating a weighty problem
Controlling portion size is an effective, simple, reliable and sustainable way of losing and maintaining a healthy weight – and it works whether people are eating out or...
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