When I was working on the #MothersDayConnect campaign we are talking about our birth stories. I have never really shared any of my birth stories, not because they weren’t special but because they were pretty…

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition that develops in pregnant women. It is not a permanent condition and usually blood sugar levels will return to normal once the mom has given birth to their baby. Having…

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What tests do I NEED during pregnancy?

What tests do I NEED during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a wonderful time. It is one of the most incredibly things watching your baby grow. It can also be a stressful time for woman. Many pregnant women are worried about both their health…

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Everything you need to know about Spina Bifida

Everything you need to know about Spina …

Spina Bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the bones of the spine don’t form properly. The mild form of this condition often does not cause any problems for the baby. It is often…

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Trisomy-21 – what is it, who is at risk and can it be prevented?

Trisomy-21 – what is it, who is at …

Trisomy-21, also known as Down Syndrome is one of the most common genetic conditions. It affects about 1 in every 500 live births in South Africa.  Screening for Down Syndrome can be done with the…

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Trisomy 18 – what is it, who is at risk and how is it diagnosed.

Trisomy 18 – what is it, who is at …

During the first trimester of pregnancy a series of non-invasive tests are done. These tests involve an ultrasound scan and blood tests (PAPP-A and free βhCG). One of the things that is screened for is…

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Pre-eclampsia, everything you need to know.

Pre-eclampsia, everything you need to know.

I was incredibly fortunate to have 4 extremely healthy and easy pregnancies. Of course I had the general aches and pains every one suffers from but my blood pressure was fine, I never had extreme…

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