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So far Megan Slabbert has created 21 blog entries.

Give Solutions To Infant Sleep Problems – Don’t Create Them

2020-10-12T07:55:05+00:00Blog, Podcast|

Give Solutions To Infant Sleep Problems - Don't Create Them Welcome and thank you for listening! Dealing with sleep queries can be tricky because tired parents can feel quite emotional and the wrong advice can have long-term effects for moms and babies. We, as healthcare workers, have to [...]

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

2020-10-26T07:10:33+00:00Blog, Podcast|

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 [...]

Dealing With The COVID-19 Pandemic, From A Midwife’s Point Of View – Lessons Learned

2020-09-21T09:34:05+00:00Blog, Podcast|

Dealing With The COVID-19 Pandemic, From A Midwife’s Point Of View – Lessons Learned Welcome and thank you for listening! Professional Nurse and Midwife Heilet van Endt-Maritz, has been one of the many heroes out there during these testing times. She is one busy lady and has certainly [...]

Homeopathy For Labour, Birth And Life After Birth

2020-09-04T15:18:10+00:00Blog, Podcast|

Homeopathy For Labour, Birth And Life After Birth Welcome and thank you for listening! For our latest podcast episode, I chatted with Ian Wheeler, Homeopathic Pharmacist and founder of the well-known Pegasus Homeopathics range. He grew his own group of retail pharmacies over 33 years but was always intuitively drawn to [...]

Comparing Homeopathy To Allopathy In Midwifery Practice

2020-08-20T09:46:27+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Comparing Homeopathy To Allopathy In Midwifery Practice The medical and pharmaceutical disciplines have had a definite influence on a pregnant woman’s perception that she needs help over and above what her mind and body are innately capable of. This translates into medical practitioners and their patients buying somewhat [...]

Dealing with COVID-19, From A Mother’s Point Of View

2020-08-24T09:38:00+00:00Blog, Podcast|

Dealing with COVID-19, From A Mother’s Point Of View What I would like my caregivers to know…. Testimonial, birth story Welcome and thank you for listening! Juliet Belasyse-Smith is a mother of three, who recently gave birth to her third baby. As per protocol she was tested for [...]

Breastfeeding Challenges During COVID-19

2020-08-24T08:36:54+00:00Blog, Podcast|

Breastfeeding Challenges During COVID-19 Welcome and thank you for listening! Our special guest on this episode is nurse and midwife Annerié Conradie, whose special interest in breastfeeding and antenatal education led her to start a private practice in 2016, after working in a private hospital for 14 years. [...]

When A Midwife Becomes A Mother, A Birthing Narrative

2020-07-28T15:05:50+00:00Blog, Podcast|

When A Midwife Becomes A Mother, A Birthing Narrative Welcome and thank you for listening! I have been talking with Sanele Lukhele, a young midwife leader with an impressive resume. I got to know Sanele at last year’s SOMSA congress, where she presented her academic study. Sanele is [...]

Early Initiation Of Breastfeeding After A Complicated Birth

2020-07-02T20:08:52+00:00Afterbirth, Blog, C-Section|

Early Initiation Of Breastfeeding After A Complicated Birth UNICEF and the World Health Organization recommend exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life starting within the first hour of birth. Looking at the South African statistics on caesarean sections, it’s important to consider how we can help [...]

Supporting Mothers After Complicated Birth And Loss

2020-07-02T20:03:42+00:00Afterbirth, Blog|

Supporting Mothers After Complicated Birth And Loss As midwives, we hope to give our clients empowered birth experiences – births where they have been enabled to make informed decisions; where their hopes, wishes and desires are respected within the bounds of ensuring safety. When couples are viewed and [...]