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Premature Birth

Most premature births occur in the late preterm stage. The earlier the baby is born, the more complicated the birth and the bigger the risk to the baby

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More on Postpartum depression

One of the most common complications of pregnancy, debilitating Post-Partum Depression (PPD), which often sends new mothers into a downward spiral of despair, is highly treatable and avoidable.

Five things you need to know about postpartum depression
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Five things you need to know about postpartum depression

Interestingly, despite it being a relatively common condition, there is still a stigma associated with postpartum depression: the feeling that you’re so overwhelmed or depressed by motherhood, that you lose interest in caring for your baby or feel completely unequipped to do so. In this article, we’re going to dispel this stigma and give you the facts you need to know.

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Contraceptives in South Africa

Whether you’re interested in a monthly option like the contraceptive pill (oral contraception) or patch; or a long-acting method like an implant or IUD, we can help find a contraceptive method that suits your lifestyle.

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Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition in a child that results from alcohol exposure during the mother’s pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome causes brain damage and growth problems.

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Pregnancy and Essential oils.

For some people, it can be very hard to decide whether to use essential oils in pregnancy, and there are a wide variety of opinions on the matter. It is important to discuss usage with a medical professional experienced with essential oils and to be judicious with their use.

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Pregnancy rhinitis

If you’re expecting a baby, you may be dealing with a stuffy nose that doesn’t seem to go away. This hassle is called pregnancy rhinitis. The cause of this condition isn’t really clear. However, it may be caused by hormonal changes. Having a history of allergies or asthma does not raise your risk of getting pregnancy rhinitis.

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Kegel exercises

Kegel exercises are very important. We usually associate Kegel exercises with tightness, which makes it seem like delivery would be more of a struggle. These results suggest the benefits are more about control than anything else.

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Management of FGID’s

Parents of infants with FGIDs are understandably keen to find a quick and easy solution and will often opt for medication hoping for rapid relief from symptoms

General Health

Touch therapy during pregnancy

Massage of a pregnant woman’s tummy must be done carefully. She must not experience any contractions or discomfort. If she starts to feel uncomfortable or starts having contractions STOP immediatel

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