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About The Magazine

The Expectant Mothers Guide is a factual, educational publication aimed at pregnant moms and dads to help them make informed decisions about their pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences. The articles are written by professionals in their field of expertise, giving the facts, the pros and cons so the moms and dads can make informed decisions about their pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences. What is right for one person is not necessarily right for the next – every couple and every pregnancy is different and unique so all the facts are given for different circumstances so everyone’s needs are met.


The Expectant Mothers Guide is divided into 2 main areas – You and your pregnancy – dealing with pregnancy issues moving chronologically on to You and your baby – dealing with baby issues. The Fathers guide is a small section aimed at dads written from a guys perspective so he can understand what is happening in the situation and how best to deal with his pregnant partner.


The best way to use the Guide is to sit and read an article together and then chat about your thoughts so you know how each other is feeling and what is important to each of you so you can work to a common goal and have a great pregnancy, birthing and parenting experience.

Lynne’s message

Oh my…. Pregnancy and birth are normally a stressful time – one full of anxiety and apprehension, now add a pandemic to this mix as well….. I take my hat off to those of you who have been navigating pregnancy and birth throughout this Covid-19 pandemic. Included in this is Jason and Tamii who have also navigated this incredible journey through this time – well done for having achieved this so well!


Enjoy reading the Guide as a mag, a digital mag or on the App on whichever device suits you best. The Guide is here to help you navigate your way through pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Take the time to look at options available to you, read the latest evidence based research and don’t just join the sausage machine as so many pregnant moms and dads do – thinking ignorance is bliss and someone else will tell them what they should be doing. Make good, thoughtful decisions about all the options that available and have fun doing it knowing you are doing the best for you and your baby.


About the editor

Lynne Bluff


Passionate about educating pregnant moms and dads to make informed decisions about their pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences. The wonders of birth never cease to amaze me – we are wonderfully and awesomely created.


Lynne has a BSc Nursing degree from Wits and is an internationally certified childbirth educator. Presenter both at national and international conferences.


Mother to Jason and Tamii – the delight of her life. Brand new granny to Seth – the brightest light shining through the pandemic with plenty of smiles for everyone – you make my heart leap every time I am with you.

Jason and Lynne