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Few things in life are as wonderful as witnessing the joy of pregnancy and the miracle of child birth. However, with joy comes much uncertainty for new parents. Hello World: A Baby’s Journey is a practical and realistic guide for new parents who crave peace of mind in the form of knowledge and humor. 


Diana and Aneke hold your hand through your pregnancy, labour and the first 6 weeks after birth with their unconventional and intricate knowledge of your baby’s journey.

Dr Diana du Plessis

Diana du Plessis is an independent Midwifery consultant and researcher. She specializes in midwifery and neonatology and lectures widely to nursing professionals and academic audiences on a national and international level. 


She is a passionate childbirth educator and national spokesperson on breastfeeding. She is the author and co-author of various nursing and midwifery publications (books and peer-reviewed articles).

Aneke Grobler

Aneke Grobler has completed her BCom Hon in Industrial Psychology and is currently working as the Operations Manager at a Health and Education centre.


Aneke is passionate about childcare and has been Dr Diana du Plessis’ right hand person since 2007. Diana is a great inspiration, mentor and friend.


She loves being the mother of 2 and a half year old Aiden.

Review by Prof Agnes van Dyk

Prof. van Dyk is the Director of the School of Health Sciences at IUM with effect from 01 April 2013. Before IUM, she was employed by UNAM as a full Professor till she resigned in 2012.


She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Namibia and various Professional nursing qualifications.


Prof. van Dyk has over twenty years of experience in nursing education in Namibia.

Other books in the Hello World Series:

See Me Drink

Diana and Aneke have joined forces to assist the new mother with her infant feeding practices in a clear and concise way.

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Watch me Eat

Hello World: Watch Me Eat provides you the tools to make an impact on your child’s current and long-term nutrition.

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