About Sensitive Midwifery
Sensitive Midwifery aims to improve pregnancy, birth and parenting by providing midwives and related maternity professionals with updated evidence-based information, insights and perspectives that highlight the benefits of natural, physiological, instinctive care of mothers and babies. This is done through three main initiatives; Sensitive Midwifery Magazine, Sensitive Midwifery Symposium and Sensitive Midwifery Academy. In addition, regular research updates, useful tips and relevant observations are posted on the Sensitive Midwifery Facebook page.
Sensitive Midwifery was formed in 1996 when Lilian Paramor, better known as Sister Lilian, South Africa’s leading pregnancy and parenting advisor, noticed that many pregnancy, birth and parenting difficulties could be prevented by a different paradigm of care. There was a deficit in sensitive perinatal care, so she set out to improve this, firstly for her personal clients, and later by reaching out to midwifery professionals across South Africa.
Sensitive Midwifery Symposium was the first of these initiatives. It soon grew, extending its footprint to midwives from neighbouring countries, and attracting delegates from other continents. In time, Sensitive Midwifery Magazine was born, enabling an even greater number of perinatal professionals to become part of the Sensitive Midwifery community. Educational initiatives under the Sensitive Midwifery Academy banner are also constantly being developed to ensure that the global midwifery market can tap into the exceptional services on offer.
Lilian Paramor is a qualified midwife, nurse, reflexologist and natural healthcare practitioner whose career launched in 1975. She is an acclaimed speaker and presenter at conferences for health professionals, has contributed to various international congresses and publications and is the author of a number of parenting books, including Sister Lilian’s Babycare Companion and Sister Lilian’s Pregnancy & Birth Companion, both of which are bestsellers.