Blog Archives

May 31, 2019

Second-hand smoke can harm baby

May is Anti-Tobacco Awareness Month. While many women quit smoking when they become pregnant, their babies can still be affected by second-hand smoke from friends and family. As a result…

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May 1, 2019

Tips for a safe pregnancy at work

Often concerned with the logistics of maternity leave, moms-to-be can overlook the eight months spent at work before their new arrival. World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which…

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March 24, 2019

TB treatment during pregnancy

Untreated tuberculosis (TB) during pregnancy poses a significant threat to both mother and child. World Tuberculosis Day, which takes place on 24 March, aims to promote the prevention of infection,…

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February 12, 2019

Need for pregnancy education

Experts say that there is a lack of education about pregnancy in South Africa, which can lead to avoidable complications at birth or long-term developmental challenges for the child. Pregnancy…

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October 15, 2018

Postnatal depression common in SA  

Many refer to the three months after birth as “the fourth trimester”, due to its crucial role in babies’ development and the physical demands made of new moms. During this…

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