pregnancy

  • Miracle Mom: Tansey Coetzee’s battle with endometriosis

    Gynaecology

    Posted on 25 June 2019

    Tansey Sodeinde is a seasoned model, dancer and beauty pageant titleholder The former Miss South Africa has also placed in the top-five at Miss World and within the Top-15 at Miss Universe.

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  • Liquid gold: The benefits of breast milk

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 25 June 2019

    Breast milk is not just food for baby – it provides potent health-giving properties for mom, too. Dr Jonathan Buckley, a paediatric nephrologist at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, offers a closer look at

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  • What happened next: infertility

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    Becoming pregnant should be a joyful time for any couple. But after 18 months of trying with no success, Kyle and Philippa Nipper were confused and frustrated – until a

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  • It begins: a successful emergency C-Section

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 9 April 2019

    Long-distance trail runners Landie and Christiaan Greyling first met at an Adventure Race. Now, as the proud parents of little Christopher, they’re embarking on a whole new kind of challenge. 

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  • 5 Things gynaes wished every pregnant mom knew

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 5 February 2019

    Being pregnant is an exciting – and very confusing – time. So what are the key things your gynae really wants you to know? Two experts from the Mediclinic network spill the beans.

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  • What your baby is trying to tell you

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 26 October 2017

    Giggles and smiles are easy to decode – but when your baby cries, rubs his eyes or whimpers, what does it actually mean? A Mediclinic expert explains.

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  • Group B strep and pregnancy

    Gynaecology

    Posted on 17 August 2017

    Found in 25% of healthy pregnant women, group B streptococcus – commonly known as group B strep (GBS) – is a bacterial infection that can spread to the baby during vaginal delivery. Mediclinic gynaecologists share some insights.

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  • Double trouble

    Diabetes

    Posted on 18 April 2017

    Gestational diabetes is the most common medical complication during pregnancy and affects as many as one in 20, putting mother and baby at increased risk for birth trauma and other serious health concerns.

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  • Early arrivals

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    Posted on 4 April 2017

    Going into labour prematurely can be terrifying, not least because of the many misconceptions about it. Dr Almero Viljoen a gynaecologist and obstetrician at Mediclinic George busts the top five myths about premature labour.

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  • Body changes during pregnancy [infographic]

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 16 February 2017

    This infographic shows you how a woman’s body changes during pregnancy, from head to toes.

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  • First 7 days with baby [infographic]

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 13 February 2017

    This infographic gives pregnant couples an idea of what to expect for their first 7 days with a new baby.

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  • HELLP syndrome in pregnancy

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    Posted on 7 February 2017

    We asked a Mediclinic specialist about HELLP syndrome – a rare but life-threatening complication of pre-eclampsia.

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  • Listeria in pregnancy and foods to avoid

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 7 February 2017

    To avoid a possible listeria infection, pregnant women are advised to avoid some foods where possible and take precautions to cook certain foods thoroughly.

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  • Exercise during pregnancy

    Exercise

    Posted on 12 December 2016

    While pregnancy is certainly not the time to take up kickboxing, many exercise routines can be beneficial to both expectant mothers and their babies. Here’s what to consider when planning your pregnancy fitness regimen.

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  • What could cause a miscarriage

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 23 August 2016

    Just found out you’re expecting, or planning a pregnancy? The fear of a miscarriage is very real for most prospective parents. Dr Jackson Ndhlovu, a gynaecologist at Mediclinic Tzaneen, talks us through what could cause a miscarriage and what you can do to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

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  • Fertility myths and facts

    Gynaecology

    Posted on 29 March 2016

    Battling to conceive? We reveal the truth behind some commonly held beliefs about fertility.

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  • Pregnancy and medication

    Gynaecology

    Posted on 29 February 2016

    Carrying another life means you need to be careful of what you’re ingesting, especially when it comes to medication. Dr Leneque Lindeque, an obstetrics and gynaecologist at Mediclinic Highveld in Mpumalanga, talks us through what’s safe to take during pregnancy and what you should avoid.

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  • Pregnancy myths busted

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 22 February 2016

    With the information overload that often overwhelms prospective mothers, it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction. Our expert debunks some common pregnancy myths.

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  • Expecting twins

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 18 February 2016

    Finding out you’re having twins is both wonderful and scary, and puts your pregnancy in a whole new perspective. Here Jacqui Commerford shares seven things you need to know about expecting twins.

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  • Before the baby

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 9 February 2016

    Having your first baby is an exciting time, but working out whose advice to take and what to stock up on can leave your head spinning. Mediclinic Infohub makes it simple, with mother of three Jacqui Commerford sharing her advice.

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  • Eating for two?

    Nutrition

    Posted on 2 February 2016

    No, doubling up on all your meals isn’t the healthy way to eat when you’re pregnant. But what is? Here’s a look at the foods that will ensure you and your baby get the nutrients you need.

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