Tag: Health

7 Things I wish people knew about having a prem baby.

Two years ago, prematurity struck our family. Out of the blue, it hit us. Looking back, there are lots of things I would love to tell myself now – accept help, take it one day at a time, buy more concealer and waterproof mascara. But, in honor of World Prematurity Day, (which is coming up on the 17th of November) I also wish people knew these seven things about the harsh reality of having a baby born before 37 weeks.

10 Ways to Handle Burnout @ work

How are you feeling right now? Happy? Stressed? Hungry? Bored? Is your back aching? Or maybe your shoulders? No, you haven’t had an injury; it’s just kind of…there. Or maybe you’ve been losing sleep lately? Or having memory problems? You’ve Read more…

12 thoughts every mom with a sick child has

I should have seen this coming.  Eating too much tomatoes has never been a good idea. But yesterday coming home rushing to put my bags down and starting supper I remotely remember Khloe asking me if she can have cherry Read more…

Measles outbreak in Gauteng- Why should you care

Recent measles outbreaks all over the globe are raising questions about the measles virus. How serious is a measles infection? What are measles symptoms? What’s the story with measles vaccinations? It leaves one with more questions than answers! 1. What Read more…

Placenta encaptulation: Why I did it and would I do that again

There have been no real studies to this day that can prove that consuming your placenta after birth is going to save you from PND. Placenta encapsulation has gained a lot of traction in the past years but it is not a new practice. It has even part of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Placenta encapsulation is said to assist in the alleviation of anxiety and fatigue as well as replace lost iron and nutrients in post parts women. So the “evidence” is largely based on personal experience and historical.