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Sister Lilian Paramor

About Sister Lilian Paramor

Sister Lilian is the founder of the unique Sensitive Midwifery Symposium and Sensitive Midwifery Magazine ) for midwives and other pregnancy and babycare health professionals. These initiatives work to improve the quality of care available to women and babies, to challenge unacceptable midwifery practices and to encourage more sensitive, caring midwifery and childcare.

How to measure blood pressure more accurately

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal death. Do midwives really know how to measure blood pressure (BP) accurately, is the question! Sensitive Midwifery Magazine published Prof Justus Hofmeyr’s guidelines, and reprint them here for all midwives to use. …Read more

By | 2018-04-23T18:39:01+00:00 February 19th, 2018|0 Comments

How to be a breastfeeding ambassador

All new mothers need is encouragement and a feeling that you, their midwife, believes in their ability to nurse, and in breastfeeding itself. Why not absorb these snippets of information, so that you too can be a great breastfeeding ambassador? Colostrum is low in fat; high in carbohydrates, protein, and antibodies It’s the perfect welcome meal for a newborn to have ...Read more

By | 2018-05-11T10:41:57+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Circadian solutions to mind and body burn out

If you’re quite simply not coping with the demands of your life, you may need to re-tune your body clock. Stress is an emotional response to a trigger. There are many kinds of stress, some even essential to life and the workings of our bodies and minds. When stress accumulates and compounds into a negative cycle of anxiety, tension, insomnia ...Read more

By | 2017-09-02T15:27:48+00:00 March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The importance of a woman befriending her hormones

A woman’s hormones are intimately connected to her emotional and physical well-being. Here are a few thoughts on how to live easily alongside these often maligned natural chemicals. Hormones are chemical substances produced in organs and glands of the human body. They are conveyed to other body parts via the bloodstream and tissue fluids, so causing a wide range of ...Read more

By | 2017-09-02T15:28:22+00:00 March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Flying Solo – Starting Your Own Midwifery Practive

The exciting journey of establishing an own nursing or midwifery practice requires lots of homework followed by lots of hard work to prevent the dream becoming a nightmare. Be warned, private practice is not a quick and easy way to become rich! There are numerous successful nursing and midwifery practices in South Africa. The recipe? Good planning before take-off, followed ...Read more

By | 2017-09-02T15:28:58+00:00 March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The ethical benefits of breastfeeding

There are not many things in this world that you can confidently say come with a credible guarantee of ‘no harm to baby’. Mother’s milk is a notable exception. We’ve compiled a list of some of breastfeeding’s top benefits, so that midwives can easily pass on ethical, accurate and optimistic information to women who are still wondering if they should ...Read more

By | 2017-10-23T16:00:21+00:00 February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Prevention is better than cure for cracked nipples

Women with sensitive skin and a fair complexion are often more prone to hairline cracks in their nipples, once they start nursing their babies, and encouraging them to apply a nourishing, safe preparation in pregnancy will be a useful preventative strategies. Still, one of the main causes of cracked nipples is incorrect latching. First-time moms may need a bit of ...Read more

By | 2017-09-02T15:30:33+00:00 July 6th, 2016|0 Comments

What midwives and nurses need to know about baby skincare

A newborn’s lipid barrier is essential to the skin’s surface ecosystem, and should not be removed when cleaning Baby. Current guidelines for neonatal skincare make it clear that midwives and nurses, who are often those who give mothers advice on this topic, should be sharing these seven important points: After birth, leave the vernix caseosa layer on Baby’s skin until ...Read more

By | 2017-09-02T15:31:02+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Increase breastfeeding success by eradicating engorgement and blocked ducts

Engorgement is the term used to describe a breastfeeding mom’s breasts when they get uncomfortably hard. For the first two or three days of her baby’s life, a Mom’s mammary glands produce the nutrient-intense food called colostrum and she is unlikely to experience problems at this stage, though this is when successful breastfeeding should start, as that in itself will ...Read more

By | 2017-09-02T15:31:48+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Expressing breast milk made easier

Suckling directly at the breast is always best but expressing makes it possible for anyone to continue breastfeeding in circumstances that would otherwise make it difficult. Expressing is a daunting task for many mothers and so the choice may be made to change to formula milk instead. Sensitive Midwifery shows you how to help prolong breastfeeding with these innovative tips. ...Read more

By | 2017-09-02T15:32:14+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|0 Comments