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Half of birth defects are preventable

January 31, 2019

It is believed that more than half of all birth defects can be prevented or treated, despite statistics showing that birth defects are the third highest cause of early deaths in the Western Cape.

Pregnant women craving soil suffer from low iron

January 10, 2019

“Did you plan your funeral? Because you are going to die.” These were the strong words of a nurse when she discovered that patient Busiswa Booi* (22) was eating clay and soil while she was pregnant.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle for Soweto’s moms-to-be

October 3, 2018

SOWETO – A network of social franchises has sprung up across Soweto to meet the area’s needs for decent prenatal classes in the townships. Story by Pamela Mkhize.

New ARV not for women wanting to fall pregnant

July 26, 2018

AMSTERDAM – Dolutegravir, the new wonder antiretroviral (ARV) drug, should not be given to women who want to get pregnant, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned this week.