Perineal Massage in pregnancy and labour

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.

Fatigue during pregnancy

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.

Breastfeeding & Exercise

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.

Prepublication release: 29 April 2020

Being pregnant amid the world-wide lockdown due to the novel coronavirus is particularly stressful and pregnant moms across the country express their concerns.

Implicated in a medical negligence case

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.

The first 40 days of Covid in 2020

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 […]

What is meant by the Apgar Score?

Apgar Score

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).