Midwife vs. Gynae

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Athena asked 2 years ago

Hi Diana 
I attended your classes with my first pregnancy and loved them! I ended up having a c-section, would I still be able to book pregnancy checks with a midwife for a second pregnancy, how will it work? Or best to go with a gynae especially if it will be a csection again? I gave birth in benoni but based in sunninghill now, can you also please recommend gynae/ hospitals this side 

Diana du Plessis replied 2 years ago

How wonderful to hear from you again! I truly think you should be progressed during pregnancy by an obstetrician. If everything is fine, and the pregnancy is normal, perhaps you could consider a midwife. I refer many ladies to Gail de Vos, but I like a collaboration between a midwife and obstetrician such as Dr Pillay at Fourways hospital, who has a midwife as a “partner” to assist with vaginal deliveries. So it is a 2-in-one; you birth with a midwife with an obstetrician as direct backup.

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Aneke Grobler Staff answered 2 years ago

How wonderful to hear from you again!  I truly think you should be progressed during pregnancy by an obstetrician. If everything is fine, and the pregnancy is normal, perhaps you could consider a midwife. I refer many ladies to Gail de Vos, but  I like a collaboration between a midwife and obstetrician such as Dr Pillay at Fourways hospital, who has a midwife as a “partner” to assist with vaginal deliveries.  So it is a 2-in-one; you birth with a midwife with an obstetrician as direct backup.
 
Kind regards
 
Diana du Plessis.
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