Many women fear the possibility of tearing and having an episiotomy and opt for an unnecessary caesarean section because of the fear of vaginal trauma and possible sexual dysfunction later in life.
Is exhaustion, tiredness, and fatigue taking a hold on you? Exhaustion can be such a drag but be assured it’s normal to feel more tired than usual when you are pregnant.
Let’s be honest figuring out when to exercise again after giving birth can be challenging, especially so when you are a first time mom, struggling to make sense of everything.
Being pregnant amid the world-wide lockdown due to the novel coronavirus is particularly stressful and pregnant moms across the country express their concerns.
Independent midwives can position themselves within collaborative teams, sharing their experiences after an adverse incident occurs. These teams are necessary for reflection after a medico legal incident has occurred in the institution.
Midwifery and obstetric medical negligence claims in South Africa are big business. Over the past decade there has been a steady increase in the number of malpractice claims brought against health care providers in South Africa specifically in maternity care; and in the monetary damages awarded to plaintiffs.
Information for pregnant women and their families These Q&As relate to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy – guidance for healthcare professionals: Version 6 – 3 April 2020 and Occupational health advice for employers and pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic – 30 March 2020 published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal […]
If this is your first baby, you will be quite surprised by your baby’s appearance. Instead of the picture-perfect little angel, your baby will most probably look bluish, and covered with blood and cream-cheese-looking sticky stuff (Vernix).