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How to child-proof your house

Wed, 4 November 2015

More and more freak accidents are taking place in South Africa all the time. The tragic part is that most could have been easily prevented. It is essential to child-proof your house once you have children. There are professional services available in South Africa that come to your house, scan ...

What to do if your child is being bullied?

Thu, 15 October 2015

Bullying in South Africa is a serious problem in schools. There have been several recent cases of children committing suicide after being victimised by fellow students. Bullying can be defined as the intentional, conscious desire to hurt, threaten or frighten another individual. It can take the form of physical abuse ...

Getting Pregnant

Wed, 5 August 2015

Pregnancy occurs as the result of the female gamete or oocyte (egg) being penetrated by the male gamete spermatozoon in a process referred to as fertilization, or more commonly known as conception. The fusion of male and female gametes usually occurs through the act of sexual intercourse. However, the advent ...

Adoption

Tue, 7 April 2015

Adoption is the legal process of adding a person to an existing family. Adoption, unlike foster care, is meant to be permanent. The goal of adoption is to provide lifelong security to the child and the adoptive family.



























Children who are orphaned are obvious candidates for adoption. Children can be adopted ...

Children and technology

Mon, 9 February 2015

When it comes to children, if used correctly, technology can be a huge asset. If not, it can be a huge problem. However, there is no way that one can avoid it. Our world is changing constantly. The primary toys of today’s children are computers, iPods, tablets and mobile phones ...

Mom2B Pregnancy Shakes

Tue, 24 February 2015


Mom2B Pregnancy Shakes now come in delicious chocolate delight flavor and assist in the provision of nutritional, vitamin and mineral requirements of moms and their babies before and during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Click here to enter our competition and stand a chance to win a hamper

The shakes provide an affordable ...

Umbilical Cord

Sat, 29 November 2014

The umbilical cord (also called the birth cord or funiculus umbilicalis) is the connecting cord between the developing embryo or fetus to the placenta. Developed from the same zygote as the fetus, the umbilical cord normally contains two arteries (the umbilical arteries) and one vein (the umbilical vein), buried within ...

Itchy and pregnant? It could be serious

Mon, 4 November 2013

It is normal to itch during pregnancy due to changes in hormones and skin stretching. However, in a few cases this itching could be the main symptom of a high-risk pregnancy condition called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP).

What is intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP)?

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is the ...

Stem cell storage

Thu, 21 August 2014

Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming with all the planning for the new arrival as well as getting to know all the baby basics. Pregnancy is the happiest time of your life and expecting parents often do not think about immune disorders or blood diseases when expecting their little ...

Extraordinary Mom

Fri, 8 August 2014

5 Qualities Of An Extraordinary MomWith South Africa celebrating National Womens day on 9 August, we decided to share our extraordinary Mom article with you:

At first I debated about even writing this piece. I will tell you why, I think that as moms, we are to hard on ourselves. It ...

Ideal age between kids

Mon, 4 August 2014

Ultimately the “best” age gap between kids is a personal decision that is often influenced by circumstances such as infertility, miscarriage or an unplanned pregnancy.

Women who have had caesareans are often advice by doctors to wait at least six months to a year before trying for another baby. This ...

Miscarriage

Mon, 4 August 2014

A miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is the loss of a fetus due to natural causes before 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Miscarriage is a common end to a high-risk pregnancy. A miscarriage occurs in about 15% of recognized pregnancies. Many more miscarriages may be unrecognized because they occur before women know they are ...

Newsflash

Mon, 21 July 2014


The Philips AVENT ‘Grown up cup’

The Philips AVENT ‘Grown up cup’ or ‘Toddler cup’ is a revolutionary cup that helps children transition from bottles to cups without all the mess.

The unique spill proof valve is an innovation, specially designed by experts at Philips AVENT. The valve is lip activated ...

Are we a pill-popping society?

Fri, 20 June 2014

ADHD medication as an example.


ADHD medication is a difficult subject for most parents of children with this disorder. On the one hand we want to give our children the best advantage we can, while on the other we are scared about all the side-effects and stories we hear of children ...

Safety

Fri, 30 May 2014

Hazards / risks that could be harmful to pregnant woman:

Physical hazards:

  • Vibration
  • Noise
  • Radiation
Biological hazards:

  • Infections
Chemical hazards:

  • Handling of chemical substance such as drugs, pesticides, lead etc.
Working conditions:

  • Inadequate facilities (including rest rooms)
  • Excessive working hours (nightshifts etc)
  • Unusually stressful work
  • Exposure to cigarette smoke
  • High or low temperatures
  • Work on heights
  • Extensive traveling
  • Exposure to violence

Smoking:

Apart from the well-known dangers that ...