About Sister Lilian Paramor

Lilian Paramor (known as Sister Lilian) holds a B.Nursing degree from the University of Stellenbosch (1978) and is a qualified and registered SANC nurse and midwife (1980). She is also a qualified reflexologist and natural health practitioner. Sister Lilian has close to 40 years of health professional experience, and is South Africa’s leading pregnancy and parenting advisor. She is well-known in both the maternity professional world as well as amongst the parenting community in South Africa and beyond. Her trademarks are her compassion, credibility and innovation ability, showcased by her longstanding approach of ‘first do no harm’ and her work slogans ‘with nature, knowledge and experience’ and ‘advice you can trust’. Sister Lilian has had six pregnancy and parenting books published in South Africa, edited and adapted a Canadian parenting book for the South African market and contributed to a renowned Juta handbook for midwives. She has also written and published numerous topic-specific booklets for midwives and parents, on subjects like breastfeeding, nutrition, birth, and sleep. Sister Lilian’s has also been a popular radio and TV presenter and often contributes to parenting magazines. She started in private practice in Pretoria in 1988; this morphed into the Sister Lilian Centre® in 1994, which also runs one of the most renowned midwifery conferences in the southern hemisphere, called Sensitive Midwifery Symposium, and publishes Sensitive Midwifery Magazine for professionals, as well as an online pregnancy, birth and parenting magazine called eBaby.

3 Easy Ways To Be A Midwifery Hero!

2019-06-05T08:14:48+00:00

3 Easy Ways To Be A Midwifery Hero! All over South Africa, the rest of the continent and the world, there are women who are terrified of labour and are overwhelmed at the prospect of giving birth. They are bombarded by birth horror stories from other women, while [...]

3 Easy Ways To Be A Midwifery Hero!2019-06-05T08:14:48+00:00

Pregnancy Vaginal Bleeding and Antepartum Haemorrhage

2019-04-26T13:47:48+00:00

Key Antepartum Haemorrhage (APH) Messages For Midwives APH evidence-based action checklist for midwives Ensure you have the woman’s full history – previous miscarriage, termination or C-section; bleeding in first trimester; suspicion of placenta praevia, abruption or anatomical disorders; if she is in premature labour. If a [...]

Pregnancy Vaginal Bleeding and Antepartum Haemorrhage2019-04-26T13:47:48+00:00

How Much Do You Know About Soothing A Child’s Pain?

2019-04-17T09:49:42+00:00

How much do you know about soothing a child’s pain? Pain, much like fever, is not a disease, but a symptom alerting one to an underlying problem. Here’s how health professionals can best advise parents. Causes and types of pain  Pain may be caused by many factors and [...]

How Much Do You Know About Soothing A Child’s Pain?2019-04-17T09:49:42+00:00

Message In A Pregnant Digestive System

2019-04-17T09:52:44+00:00

Message In A Pregnant Digestive System Many of the digestive problems of modern humans, including in pregnancy, can be traced back to non-physiological birth practices, not breastfeeding, and over-filling the stomach from babyhood. That’s why, in order to break this vicious cycle, an expectant mother should take the [...]

Message In A Pregnant Digestive System2019-04-17T09:52:44+00:00

Would You Like To Be A Certified Sensitive Midwife?

2019-04-17T09:54:10+00:00

Would You Like To Be A Certified Sensitive Midwife? There is vast evidence to support the need for more midwife specialists in South Africa and the world. In 1988, well-known midwife Sister Lilian started an independent midwifery practice in Pretoria – it soon grew into the Sister Lilian [...]

Would You Like To Be A Certified Sensitive Midwife?2019-04-17T09:54:10+00:00

Repairing C-section And Premature Birth Harm

2019-04-17T09:54:20+00:00

Repairing C-section And Premature Birth Harm Notwithstanding the fact that facing up to the many adaptation dilemmas for babies (and their mothers) in the aftermath of C-section and prematurity is important – hence this blog – prevention of both remains the most important strategy for minimising or eradicating the harm left in [...]

Repairing C-section And Premature Birth Harm2019-04-17T09:54:20+00:00

Helping Mothers Face Birth Fears

2019-04-17T09:55:42+00:00

Helping Mothers Face Birth Fears Most moms are anxious, even scared, to give birth. Midwives need to understand some important fear factors, if they are to truly help women face their fears. Although birth anxiety is often dismissed as nothing more than fear of the unknown, it will [...]

Helping Mothers Face Birth Fears2019-04-17T09:55:42+00:00

How To Be A Breastfeeding Ambassador

2019-04-17T09:59:53+00:00

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 [...]

How To Be A Breastfeeding Ambassador2019-04-17T09:59:53+00:00