When Karen*, aged 43, discovered she was pregnant, it was a massive shock. Her two kids were already out of the house, and with nappies, schooling and the teen years behind her, she simply couldn’t imagine raising another child – nor could she afford to. Her financial situation simply didn’t allow for another baby.
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Childbirth is possibly the most personal experience for women. Today, there are more childbirth options for expectant mothers than ever before. Read through our Blog for interesting experiences, problems and solutions regarding pregnancy and women’s wellness.
A healthy vagina is vital to a woman’s confidence and overall wellbeing. The good news is that you don’t need any special lotions, potions or expensive care to keep it feeling great!
As we mark the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, it’s important for all South Africans to understand what gender-based violence is and what they can do to support its many victims.
When it comes to choosing a contraceptive, there are three questions that most people ask: Is it effective? Is it safe to use? Is it affordable?
When Rakhi* discovered she was pregnant at the age of 23, she knew she was not in a position to bring a child into the world. Even though she’d been dating her boyfriend since they were at university, she was not sure that they were ready to have a child.
Breast Cancer and Women’s Wellness October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s a good time to brush up on your knowledge in order to keep yourself as healthy as possible.
When last did you meet someone who isn’t on social media? These days, practically everyone is using social networks, be it Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram or many others. It’s great for connecting with friends and loved ones, and for sharing all those loved-up pics of you and your mate. But what happens when you go…
Did you know that having regular pap smears is one of the best gifts you can give your body? If that sounds strange, consider the fact that a pap smear can detect changes that can lead to cervical cancer in the future. That’s right: it could indicate that cancer could strike, giving you the best…
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