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My favourite part of being pregnant

When I was working on the #MothersDayConnect campaign we are talking about our birth stories. I have never really shared any of my birth stories, not because they weren’t special but because they were pretty…

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What tests do I NEED during pregnancy?

What tests do I NEED during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a wonderful time. It is one of the most incredibly things watching your baby grow. It can also be a stressful time for woman. Many pregnant women are worried about both their health…

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Trisomy-21 – what is it, who is at risk and can it be prevented?

Trisomy-21 – what is it, who is at …

Trisomy-21, also known as Down Syndrome is one of the most common genetic conditions. It affects about 1 in every 500 live births in South Africa.  Screening for Down Syndrome can be done with the…

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Trisomy 18 – what is it, who is at risk and how is it diagnosed.

Trisomy 18 – what is it, who is at …

During the first trimester of pregnancy a series of non-invasive tests are done. These tests involve an ultrasound scan and blood tests (PAPP-A and free βhCG). One of the things that is screened for is…

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Pre-eclampsia, everything you need to know.

Pre-eclampsia, everything you need to know.

I was incredibly fortunate to have 4 extremely healthy and easy pregnancies. Of course I had the general aches and pains every one suffers from but my blood pressure was fine, I never had extreme…

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