Blog Archives

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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June 24, 2018

Pregnant moms beware of flu

During pregnancy, women are more vulnerable to colds and flu. As the winter chill sets in, expectant moms are encouraged to get a flu vaccine as soon as possible. While…

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March 25, 2018

Midwives make for better health outcomes

A smoother transfer of patients between specialists and midwives could enhance the health system in South Africa, improving outcomes and making maternity care more cost-effective. “Mothers and babies could see…

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