Cervical Changes during Pregnancy and Childbirth


Overview The cervix is such an important part of every woman’s reproductive system; allowing menstrual blood to leave the uterus, allowing sperm to enter the uterus and allowing for a baby to come out of the uterus and into the world. Playing such important roles as far as reproduction is concerned, the cervix undergoes [...]

Cervical Changes during Pregnancy and Childbirth2019-01-21T09:42:11+00:00

Pregnancy & Breast Cancer


Overview Over 2 million women are impacted by breast cancer each year. It is the second most common malignancy affecting pregnancy. October being breast cancer month, we are taking this time to reflect on some of the issues that women think about when they hear of breast cancer and more specifically having breast cancer [...]

Pregnancy & Breast Cancer2018-10-25T09:55:19+00:00

Planning for Conception


The Vitallife Super Baby Program The Vitallife Super Baby Program is part of the Vitallife wellness centre which focuses on giving holistic, personalized and family centred care. The Vitallife wellness centre has received a number of awards including being accredited as an Integrated Health and Wellness Service Provider of the Year 2018. This centre [...]

Planning for Conception2018-10-19T12:31:09+00:00

Breast Cancer Awareness 2018


Overview Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, in both developed and developing countries. Each year, over 1 million cases of breast cancer occur, and more than 400,000 women die from this cancer. Most of the deaths that occur as a result of breast cancer are due to the fact that [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness 20182018-10-01T14:38:51+00:00

Gynaecological Cancers


What do you know about Gynaecological Cancers? Every year, over 1 million women worldwide are diagnosed with gynaecologic cancers with cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers being the most common. Gynaecological cancers take away the lives of thousands of women each year, globally, therefore, getting informed about them is crucial towards the fight against cancers [...]

Gynaecological Cancers2018-09-18T10:38:26+00:00

Ovarian Cancer


Overview The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. Women have two ovaries which are located in the lower abdomen on each side of the uterus. The ovaries produce eggs and hormones (oestrogen and progesterone). What is Ovarian cancer? What is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is one of the common gynaecological cancers. The [...]

Ovarian Cancer2018-09-13T09:19:26+00:00

Prostate Cancer


Ending Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in men worldwide. It is also among the top 5 leading causes of death among men globally. Over 1 million new cases of prostate cancer occur worldwide, each year. In most cases, this cancer is diagnosed in the late stages as it does [...]

Prostate Cancer2018-09-03T10:06:54+00:00

Hormonal Imbalance


What are hormones? This term refers to special chemicals produced in the body’s endocrine system which comprises of the hypothalamus, pancreas, adrenal gland, pituitary gland, parathyroid gland, thyroid gland and may other glands. The hormones produced in these glands help to regulate: Heart rate Metabolism and appetite Reproductive cycle and sexual function Mood and [...]

Hormonal Imbalance2018-08-27T13:06:52+00:00

Infertility in Women


Overview Did you know that infertility is the 5th highest serious global disability? Approximately 34 million women, mostly from developing countries, have infertility resulting from maternal sepsis and unsafe abortions. Infertility is defined as the inability to become clinically pregnant after 12 months; with regular unprotected sex and without use of contraception. Before we [...]

Infertility in Women2018-08-22T15:56:06+00:00

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula The preventable tragedy  Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth, affecting 2-3 million women in developing countries. 50,000-100,000 new cases of obstetric fistula occur yearly. However, 80-95% of vaginal fistula can be closed surgically; there is hope for women [...]

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula2018-06-04T11:53:21+00:00