What You Need to Know about Gestational Diabetes

WHAT IS GESTATIONAL DIABETES? Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth1,2. It occurs in one in seven pregnancies worldwide3. It can occur at any stage, but seems to be more common in the second half of pregnancy2. The cause of gestational diabetes is thought to
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Breastfeeding and HIV: Myths and Facts

HIV is a significant issue in our country, with an estimated 7 million South Africans living with the virus1. Many pregnant, HIV-positive women out there, are wondering whether or not it is safe to breastfeed their children. They have probably heard a number of different things – coming from a whole bunch of people, like
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Tips To Teach Children About Healthy Eating

Good nutrition during childhood is vital for both physical and mental growth and development. Studies have shown that the first few years of life are the optimal window for establishing healthy eating behaviours in children1. These behaviours are influenced by children’s personal experiences and observing eating behaviours of others. By setting a good example and
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