Side by Side - Motsweding FM

SABC EDUCATION  |  Podcast , ±8 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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MAY

Side by Side - Episode 18

Episode 18: Lerato is struggling with Khayone and can’t shake the sadness that’s been following her around for weeks. Joyce urges her to get help from Mam’Sindi. There is a new hairdresser at Lerato and Joyce’s salon, her name is Ayanda and she has a small child as well. The girls get friendly.
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MAY

Side by Side - Episode 17

Episode 17: MamSindi tells Joyce how important storytelling is for children’s development – even for small children who can’t understand. Joyce tries it and is surprised by what happens.
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MAY

Side by Side - Episode 16

Episode 16: Khayone cries incessantly. Lerato has tried everything and she is exhausted. MamSindi gives her advice but her and gogo clash on whether babies should be left to cry or not.
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APR

Side by Side - Episode 15

Episode 15: Khayone won't latch onto Lerato’s nipple and it hurts whenever she tries to get him to latch. Her nipples feel raw and extremely sensitive. Nurse Philiswa and gogo support her through it.
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APR

Side by Side - Episode 14

Episode 14: Rathabile turns 1 and Joyce is worried that she can’t walk yet. MamSindi explains about development milestones, what to expect and why not to panic if children don’t hit them exactly on schedule.
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APR

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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APR

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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APR

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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