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​Pregnancy’s not the end of schoolgirls’ dreams
​Pregnancy’s not the end of schoolgirls’ dreams
When Nicole van Nieuwenhuizen became pregnant at the age of 16, she vowed not to become another high school dropout.
Beyoncé does it for mothers
Beyoncé does it for mothers
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Could this birth trend make for more serene deliveries?
Could this birth trend make for more serene deliveries?
On a cold Monday morning in June, Anele Nzimande (23) prepared herself for what she considered one of the defining moments of her life. It was a...
Trying for a baby? Find out your chances of falling pregnant
Trying for a baby? Find out your chances of falling pregnant
The road to conception via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can be a long and pricey one with some procedures costing tens of thousands of rands. But...
What I wish I knew about pregnancy and giving birth
What I wish I knew about pregnancy and giving birth
I gave birth to my first child, a beautiful baby boy, six months  ago. I’m so excited to be a part of the “new mommy” club, but I’m giving a lot of people the side eye for not telling me the really important...
Cruel dilemma: To terminate or not to terminate
Cruel dilemma: To terminate or not to terminate
Dora Mkize* (20) screamed for joy when she found out she was...
Pregnant? Five things to think twice about before taking
Pregnant? Five things to think twice about before taking
1. Caffeine Research links excess caffeine during pregnancy and miscarriage. Studies recommend women drink less than 200...
The five best contraceptives backed by science
The five best contraceptives backed by science
1. Implant Efficacy: Less than one pregnancy per 100 women using it for a year.
Women in Africa least likely to use contraception
Women in Africa least likely to use contraception
Women in Africa are less likely to make use of contraception than anywhere else because of a combination of poor health systems and social stigma,...
Zimbabwe: Religious sects warming to modern medicine
Zimbabwe: Religious sects warming to modern medicine
Deep in the forest of Murambinda, in the Buhera district of eastern Zimbabwe, 16-year-old Netsai (not her real name) lies motionless, dizzy from...
[Slideshow]A safe birth for every Apostolic woman
[Slideshow]A safe birth for every Apostolic woman
Women from Apostolic sects in Zimbabwe avoid giving birth in hospitals. Birth attendants in religious birth camps assist them, often under unhygienic conditions

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