Your Pregnancy June - July 2021

Your Pregnancy is the only local magazine that offers relevant, credible and accurate information on all aspects of pregnancy. Its local and international experts answer all questions quickly and respectfully. The magazine acknowledges pregnant women’s need to look and feel good. They are concerned about their baby’s health and wellness, but also care about their own. The magazine provides all the info that’s needed, as well as the latest fashion and beauty trends, health issues and exercises. It covers all aspects of pregnancy. The team loves what it does – and it shows.

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6 Issues

in this issue

3 min
things are going to get cosy

Ah, winter, my old frenemy. I’ve become sick of the sound of my own voice moaning about my least favourite season, so I’m going to stop right now. Just allow me one teensy last mention of the dry drabness, the dark mornings and Joburg’s depressing dead lawns that I’m still not used to, even after 15 years of living here. Okay, enough of that. I’ve toughened up mentally over the last year – we’ve all had to, right? So this year’s winter is going to be a good one because I will make it so with an improved attitude, starting with my birthday in July. I’ve decided to spoil myself and get a beautiful midnight blue velvet headboard. This will improve my Sunday lie-in sessions tremendously, as I won’t have to…

1 min
winning letter

MY EXTENDED BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY If anyone told me four years ago that I would be part of the ”extended breastfeeding” moms’ group (when you breastfeed your child after they have turned 1 years old), I would have rolled my eyes and said a definite no – but here I am. The thought of breastfeeding terrified me. Throughout my pregnancy, I kept that option at the very back of my mind. I just felt I didn’t have it in me to go that route. I was plagued with mental images of saggy breasts with stretch marks all over them. But behold, when I had laid eyes on the most beautiful baby girl in my arms, nobody had to ask the question, nobody had to give me a cue. I nursed my baby immediately. That…

3 min

Send your letter and contact details to Remember to include your name and surname and where you are from. We love hearing from you. OUR WINNING LETTER RECEIVES A PURE BEGINNINGS HAMPER WORTH R1 500! Pure Beginnings has the perfect range of organic skincare products designed for the most delicate and sensitive of skins. Free from petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances, Pure Beginnings products are Ecocert-certified organic and endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, the Vegan Society and are community sourced – keeping your skin as pure as the day you were born. FINALLY A BOY I am a first-time mom-to-be – and I am over the moon. The anxiety has already kicked in, as I’m 39 weeks pregnant. At 23 weeks, I found out that it’s a boy. That was my mother’s wish,…

1 min
said on social

IBTIESHAAM VAN DER POEL, 33, from Delft, Cape Town, says that the first thing she did was take another two pregnancy tests! MBALI NKABINDE, 33, from Witbank, Mpumalanga: “I got on my knees and cried, thanking God. I was so happy because I had been struggling to fall pregnant for seven years. I still thank God for blessing me.” LEBO NO-YANGABUSI KATAMETSI, 33, from Arcadia, Pretoria: “I literally jumped for joy. I phoned hubby to rush home, and I took a video of his reaction when he saw the test.” CHARNÉ WARD, 44, from Pretoria: “I immediately went to Woolies and bought a yellow babygrow and then I cried all the way home. Two weeks later I found out it was twins, and off to Woolies I went again!” NTHATI MAKOAE, 26, from Maseru,…

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WIN A GIFT HAMPER FROM CARRIWELL WORTH R2 200! The Carriwell Maternity Support Belt (R275) dramatically reduces or completely eliminates lower back pain by gently lifting the abdomen and encouraging a more correct posture. It is easy to put on and fully adjustable. The broad soft belt gently lifts your tummy, relieving downward pressure. It applies counter pressure to any area of discomfort in the back. Available at Baby City, Babies R Us at Toys R Us, Dis-Chem,, and leading baby and maternity stores.…

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EIGHT LUCKY READERS EACH WIN A VITAL BABY HAMPER WORTH R850! Vital Baby is a family brand that has cared about all parents-to-be, moms, dads, carers, grandparents and, of course, babies through the generations. Through many years of experience and asking the experts (that’s you!), they’ve developed a range of exciting and innovative 100 percent BPA-free products including breast pumps, sterilisers, healthcare products and feeding accessories for all ages. Visit and follow them on Facebook and Instagram: Vitalbabysa Send a clear, good-quality photo to us at…