Side by Side - Munghana Lonene FM

SABC EDUCATION  |  Podcast , ±6 min episodes every 6 days  | 
Side-by-Side is a heartfelt new drama series about pregnancy, parenting, finding love (and keeping it!) and the family ties that bind us. Side-by-Side was launched by the National Department of Health in 2019 to ensure that all children receive the nurturing care and protection they need to reach their full potential. Every episode is followed by a discussion with an expert health guest to answer any of your childcare questions

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Side by Side - Episode 13

Episode 13: Lerato’s baby is born prematurely but healthily. Nurse Philiswa shows her how to do Kangaroo Mother Care to nurture her little son, Khayone.
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Side by Side -Episode 12

Episode 12: Gogo is worried about 3 year old Litha because he enjoys playing with dolls. The younger women attempt to break down her prejudices by educating on not discriminating by gender. Lerato’s waters break midway through the argument.
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Side by Side - Episode 11

Episode 11: Lerato is still worried about the drinking she did before she knew she was pregnant – especially when she finds out how dangerous Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be.
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MAR

Side by Side - Episode 10

Episode 10 Joyce doesn’t want to breastfeed hungry Rathabile in the taxi because she is self conscious. She buys some formula milk but gogo gives her a big talking to about exclusive breastfeeding and shows her how to express milk.
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MAR

Side by Side - Episode 9

Episode 9: Joyce takes a home pregnancy tests and Siviwe arrives while she is waiting for the result. He is being the model father but then spoils it all when he demands Joyce gives him Rathabile’s Child Support Grant. Joyce is relieved when the test comes out negative.
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MAR

Side by Side - Episode 8

Episode 8: Nurse Philiswa examines Lerato and everything is fine. She warns her about danger signs during pregnancy. Joyce also has pregnancy on her mind: her period is late after the unprotected sex with Siviwe.
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MAR

Side by Side - Episode 7

Episode 7: Rathabile has diarrhea and gogo gives her a home remedy which makes her even sicker. Mam’Sindi comes to the rescue. Pregnant Lerato arrives with her own emergency – she is bleeding!
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Side by Side - Episode 6

Episode 6: Siviwe is back in Joyce’s life for the day and he wants to have sex without protection. He hints at leaving her so she gives in…and feels terrible about it afterwards especially once Siviwe shares his big news.
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Side by Side - Episode 5

Episode 5: Joyce’s 4 year old nephew, Litha, throws a tantrum and his grandmother gives him a big hiding. Mam’Sindi explains how to discipline without physical punishment. Gogo is not impressed by her interfering.
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Side by Side - Episode 4

Episode 4: Joyce is depressed because she is broke and can’t provide for Rathabile the way she wants to. Mam’Sindi tells her about the Child Support Grant and helps her register.
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Side by Side - Episode 3

Episode 3: Lerato is convinced she has damaged her baby because she got drunk before she found out she was pregnant. Nurse Philiswa calms her down and lets her know how to take care of her health now that she is expecting.
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Side by Side - Episode 2

Episode 2: Joyce’s baby daddy Siviwe comes to visit and disappoints Joyce by not being interested in spending time with his daughter. He claims that he can’t afford toys for her because he is broke. Community health worker Mam’Sindi gives him a talking to. Quality time with one’s children doesn’t require money or fancy toys. Lerato interrupts with an emergency – she is pregnant.

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