Some women feel healthy even if they have high blood pressure. Other women experience symptoms such as: really bad headaches, swelling of the hands, feet and/or face; pain at the top of your stomach; seeing stars/flashing lights

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

If you have pre-eclampsia in your pregnancy, you may still be feeling healthy, despite having a very high blood pressure.  Other women start to experience symptoms such as:

Having high blood pressure in pregnancy can be very serious. It is important that you go to the antenatal clinic regularly during your pregnancy so that your blood pressure can be checked.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Having high blood pressure in your pregnancy is a serious condition called pre-eclampsia (also known as toxemia). It can make the mother very ill and cause the baby not to grow very well.

Shortness of breath during pregnancy can harm your unborn baby

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Shortness of breath could mean that you have heart problems. Heart problems during pregnancy can cause the low birth weight of your baby. Low birth weight can cause the poor development of your baby. Low birth weight can also cause early heart disease in your baby.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Seek help from a nurse, health care worker or doctor as soon as possible if you are short of breath.

ASSAR presents at UNFCCC Thematic Expert Meeting on Adaptation in Bonn

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Daniel Morchain describes topics covered at the UNFCCC annual Thematic Expert Meeting on Adaptation that took place in Boon.
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With(out) Law Conversation Invitation: Does the Law Support Activism 23 May 2018

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CLS will be hosting Mandi Mudarikwa (Legal Resources Centre), Bronwyn Pithey (Women Legal Centre) and activists from the Social Justice Coalition for the first With(Out) Law of 2018.
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Black Panther and Post-colonial Africa

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Law and Society in Africa Seminar Invitation: Wakanda Forever? CLS will be hosting a Law and Society in Africa seminar, this Tuesday (22 May), looking at some of the themes emerging from the movie Back Panther.
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Black Panther and Post-colonial Africa: Law and Society in Africa Seminar Invitation

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Wakanda Forever? CLS will be hosting a Law and Society in Africa seminar, this Tuesday (22 May), looking at some of the themes emerging from the movie Back Panther. Join us for a discussion on how the movie may help shape our re-imagining of the the sociopolitical and economic structure of the continent in the hopes of building a truly wealthy egalitarian continent where assertions such as 'wakanda forever' induce pride in the African identity. RSVP to pbl-cls@uct.ac.za
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