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Trying to Conceive? Put Down the Peanut Butter!

Did you know these everyday things could stop you from falling pregnant? “Have you seen this?” asks my husband in an email the other day. It’s an article linking Ibuprofen to miscarriage. “How often do you take Mybulin?” is the next question. My friends know that my medicine cabinet is stocked for any common illness […]


There is nothing sweeter than seeing your children happy and excited about Easter morning and all the goodies that come with it. But let’s face it, an 8 minute Easter egg hunt and the 15 minutes that follow (after they’ve eaten all their eggs in the basket) aren’t as fun for you. Thus this Easter […]

3 foods you should eat when you’re overdue

Be sure to include these superfoods in your diet if you’re overdue. What you consume now will contribute to the quality of your breastmilk. Feeding your body with the right nutrients can make a significant difference to you and your baby in late pregnancy so, don’t reach for the curry to help bring on labour […]

7 ways to relieve baby constipation

When a baby’s bowel movements become irregular or painful, constipation is often the problem. Try these seven remedies to get your little one’s system running smoothly again. Constipation is when there are dry, hard, pellet-like or crumbly stools that are also irregular and usually passed with pain. If the bowels do not act each day, […]

Prenatal Appointments

How’s your baby doing in there — and how are you doing out here? Regular prenatal appointments are the way to find out. Yay, you have a baby on the way! Go ahead and enjoy all the fun stuff that goes along with being a mom-to-be, like scouring baby-name books and picking that perfect paint […]


Pregnancy is definitely a memorable ride, filled with highs like hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time and lows like morning sickness or all-day sickness. According to OB/GYNS, morning sickness is experienced by 80% of pregnant women and is a result of large amounts of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) hormones which are released into […]


Let’s face it, teething is not fun for anyone, but more so when you have no clue what’s going on. Your baby is whaling, running a fever and now you’re panicking too. Firstly, take a deep breath in, exhale and don’t be so hard on yourself.  You’re not the only one who’s experiencing this —the […]

SA government to enforce the registration of domestic medical devices

The South African government will soon enforce the registration of domestic medical devices and its manufacturers, importers and distributors first proposed in 2015 in amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act. When the Act comes into operation it will result in significant changes to the regulatory regime currently in place, says Profmed’s CEO and […]

How many germs your child encounters each day

Each day your child becomes exposed to a host of germs from the time they wake up, to the time that they spend at school, until they go to sleep at night. Each day your child becomes exposed to a host of germs from the time they wake up, to the time that they spend […]

The 10 commandments for shopping with children

They key to having calm children in a shopping centre is for you to be focused and present. Follow these 10 important rules for taking children to a shopping centre. In a world where everything is on the go and digitized, parents are becoming more mindful of being present with their children. Not all parents […]