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Diabetes (sugar disease) causes high levels of sugar (glucose) in your blood

  • December 01, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Diabetes (sugar disease) causes high levels of sugar (glucose) in your blood.

Emotional stress can happen to any mother and it is not your fault

  • November 22, 2014 | Kim Lamont

You are not alone if you feel stressed since you became pregnant. Some mothers feel troubled and guilty for feeling unhappy during their pregnancy. Getting help will make you feel better, and there is a lot of support on offer.

High blood pressure during pregnancy is dangerous

  • November 12, 2014 | Kim Lamont

If you are diagnosed with pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy), you will need to stay in the hospital so that your blood pressure can be checked often, for your safety and that of your baby.

Watch your sugar levels before and during pregnancy

  • October 12, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Did you know that you might have diabetes before you fall pregnant or you could become diabetic during your pregnancy? Visit your clinic to check your sugar levels.

A healthy diet and good exercise can protect your baby

  • August 31, 2014 | Kim Lamont

A healthy diet and good exercise can protect your baby’s heart and make your baby healthy in life.

Gentle exercise is important during and after pregnancy

  • August 20, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Choose gentle forms of exercise such as swimming, stretching, low-impact dancing, gardening and housework. Brisk walking, jogging or stationary cycling are suitable up until you are six months pregnant.

Monitor weight gain during your pregnancy

  • August 14, 2014 | Kim Lamont

You must ensure that you gain the correct amount of weight for your body type during your pregnancy. “Eating for two” is not necessary and could lead to extra weight gain.

The warning signs of TB

  • August 07, 2014 | Kim Lamont

There are a number of warning signs that could be an indication that you have contracted tuberculosis (TB).

HIV can be transmitted from HIV-infected women to their babies

  • August 02, 2014 | Kim Lamont

HIV can be transmitted from HIV-infected women to their babies. The way this can happen is via transmission to your unborn child during pregnancy or delivery or during breastfeeding.

Global perspective on direct causes of maternal death

  • July 22, 2014 | Kim Lamont

The interpretation of the global disease burden has progressively shifted from communicable to non-communicable diseases and from premature death to years lived with disability.