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.

The Importance Of A Woman Befriending Her Hormones

2020-11-30T12:02:58+00:00Blog, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Circadian Solutions To Mind And Body Burn Out

2020-11-03T16:16:26+00:00Blog, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Small Change, Big Difference Health And Midwifery Challenge

2020-11-03T16:12:11+00:00Blog, Uncategorized|

Small Change, Big Difference Health And Midwifery Challenge Sometimes, tiny tweaks can make a huge difference to one’s overall health, as well as to the practice of midwifery. Yet, because of busy lifestyles and workplace protocols, we tend to fall into routines and patterns that are tremendously difficult to [...]

Tissue Salt Therapy In Midwifery And Baby Care

2020-09-25T12:36:50+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Tissue Salt Therapy In Midwifery And Baby Care Tissue salt (or cell salt as it is nowadays more often referred to) therapy is often the easiest complementary therapy to understand and use, according to Sensitive Midwifery founder Sister Lilian, who strongly advocates the use of these remedies in pregnancy and [...]

The Health Of The Placenta Is Wrongly Used To Intervene In Normal Pregnancy

2020-09-25T12:24:44+00:00Afterbirth, Blog|

The Health Of The Placenta Is Wrongly Used To Intervene In Normal Pregnancy The placenta plays a significant role in keeping Baby alive during pregnancy; supplying blood, nutrients, and oxygen, and continuing to benefit babies after birth. But if the placenta had its own movie, it would be [...]

Breastfeeding – An Economic Plan To Help Save The World!

2020-09-25T12:14:31+00:00Afterbirth, Blog|

Breastfeeding – An Economic Plan To Help Save The World! Not only is it suitable for all babies at all times, it adapts from one developmental phase to another, day to night, and even according to individual need! The health benefits are irreplaceable, and successful nursing markedly improves [...]

Topping Up Breastfeeds – The Uncomfortable Truth

2020-09-25T12:28:27+00:00Afterbirth, Blog|

Topping Up Breastfeeds – The Uncomfortable Truth Are we midwives or petrol attendants? So you’re going on a long journey and you’ve got half a tank of petrol. You’d feel better if it was full, so you pull into a petrol station and ask them to ‘top-up’ for [...]

How To Measure Blood Pressure More Accurately

2020-09-25T13:42:54+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

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 [...]

History Of Sensitive Midwifery And The Sister Lilian Centre

2021-03-24T10:29:34+00:00Blog, Podcast|

History Of Sensitive Midwifery And The Sister Lilian Centre Welcome to the first episode and thank you for listening. In this episode Dr Margreet Wibbelink is joined by Sister Lilian (Founder of the Sister Lilian Centre and Sensitive Midwifery) and her husband, Alan Paramor as they talk about [...]

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