• Pregnancy

    Ways to offer support and help after pregnancy loss

    Pregnancy loss is a common occurrence, but this does not make it an easy experience for affected women. Statistics show that about 20% of pregnant women will experience pregnancy loss. This translates to 1 in every 4 women who are expecting. How then is it possible to offer support for a woman who has gone […]

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    Grief after pregnancy loss

    Grief after pregnancy loss is rarely talked about, yet it is a devastating experience for many women and their partners. To start us off, we will outline a few definitions to better understand pregnancy loss and grief. Pregnancy Loss Pregnancy Loss is a broad term that is used to describe the sudden and unexpected loss […]

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    October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

    October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness Month. The pregnancy loss movement traces its beginnings to 1988 in the USA. In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan set October as the month to raise awareness on Pregnancy and Infant Loss. In his words,  “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When […]

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    Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: What You Need To Know

    What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia, previously known as toxemia, is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. Preeclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure in pregnant women who have had no history of high blood pressure. In addition to this, pregnant women who have preeclampsia will also have a high concentration of proteins in their urine. It […]

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    Miscarriages: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

    What are miscarriages? Miscarriages occur when a foetus dies during early pregnancy, usually before the 20th week of the pregnancy. A miscarriage is also referred to as a spontaneous abortion. It is important to note that, reference to a spontaneous abortion does not mean an induced abortion. The difference between a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) and […]

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