How Sensitive Midwife-Led Care Can Ensure A Better Birthing Experience

2020-10-21T15:42:08+00:00Birth|

How Sensitive Midwife-Led Care Can Ensure A Better Birthing Experience The culture of birth in South Africa (indeed, globally) has been changing, particularly as more women are encouraged and empowered by information available to them online – from beautiful birth stories to evidence-based research – and specifically seek out [...]

Episiotomy vs Tearing – A Mom’s Real-Life Experience

2020-10-21T12:37:18+00:00Birth|

Episiotomy vs Tearing – A Mom’s Real-Life Experience Welcome and thank you for listening! I recently interviewed a mother of two, who’s had two natural births, but two completely different experiences. We all know every birth is different, but this really is a beautiful story, in the midst of this [...]

Low-Risk Pregnancies And Early Elective C-Section Delivery

2020-05-21T12:57:33+00:00Birth|

Low-risk pregnancies and early elective C-section delivery Do parents know what to expect? When it comes to early elective C-sections, there are many potential harmful effects which parents may not be aware of, says retired neonatologist Professor Suzanne Delport. Newborns are increasingly being delivered by elective C-section (i.e. planned [...]

Do South Africans Care More About Their Cars Than Their Births?

2020-04-22T19:54:32+00:00Birth, Family Health, Pregnancy|

Do South Africans Care More About Their Cars Than Their Births? We are notoriously famous for not questioning poor service in South Africa. Even if we mumble and grumble, we seem to settle for second best – and service providers get away with murder a lot of the time. [...]

Sister Lilian Centre’s Top Tips For A Better Birth

2020-04-20T17:35:09+00:00Birth|

Sister Lilian Centre’s Top Tips For A Better Birth After all those months of waiting, it’s finally time for Baby’s grand entrance into the world – but first you have to get through labour... Labour’s bad reputation – often fuelled by the horror stories the media and moms love [...]