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Could I be pregnant?

Hot flushes, funny smells – unusual bodily reactions could be very early signs of pregnancy. Many women know they are pregnant long before the store-bought pregnancy tests, the visits to the doctors and the blood tests. While it may sound vague, other pregnant women know what they mean when they talk about one day just […]

How to handle your stomach ulcer during pregnancy?

If you’ve already been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer, you might be worrying how pregnancy will affect it. Read on to find out. Pregnancy is, generally, not easy on the stomach. There’s reflux, nausea, and heartburn. So, if you’ve already been suffering from similar symptoms due to a stomach ulcer, you may feel concerned that […]

Taking Care of Toddler Nails

It doesn’t take much time to get toddler nails trimmed and tidy, but it does take some know-how. Here’s how to master the munchkin manicure.   When your child was a newborn, clipping his teeny tiny nails could be a bit nerve-racking — for you, not for him. Now that he’s a sturdy toddler and […]

The Night My Daughter Called Out for Daddy, Not Me

I’ve been working too much recently. My book has a deadline. My blog commitments are growing. I don’t see my bed much before midnight and my weekends are mostly spent locked away with just a laptop, a strong cup of coffee and me. Last night I felt the full weight of my absence from my […]

High risk, high contributions: Why medical scheme legislation needs a revamp

Tipping the scales: Lifestyle diseases come at great cost to both the economy and medical schemes. 03 May 2017: The cost of health care continues to vastly outpace inflation in most major economies, and research shows that soaring medical expenses are largely driven by claims related to lifestyle choices, such as smoking, a lack of […]

What to Expect When You Are Expecting

So, you just found out that you’re preggers for the first time. Overwhelmed by all the emotions that come with officially becoming a parent, you soon realize that becoming a mum is a big deal and a life-time commitment. Now, the initial joy is starting to wear off, and slight anxiety and panic set in. […]

Why You Need Medical Aid Cover

Yes, life is short but don’t be fooled, it can be shortened. Especially if you don’t have medical aid cover in the event of an emergency. Over the past few years, medical aid schemes have undergone numerous changes, especially in regards to the tailoring of plans to suit individual needs and budget, as well as […]

To Introduce Solids, Or Not To Introduce Solids —That Is The Question

The first year of your bay’s life is filled with mini milestones. One of these memorable milestones is when your baby goes from drinking milk to eating pureed foods or solid foods. But when is the right time to supplement milk or formula for solids? The ideal time is around four to six months, but […]