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 [...]

Interview with ‘The Virtual Midwife’

2020-06-01T18:59:10+00:00Blog, Podcast|

Interview with ‘The Virtual Midwife’ Welcome and thank you for listening! Welcome and thank you for listening! Karen Wilmot the 'Virtual Midwife' was ahead of her time by becoming ‘virtually available’ and has some great tips and ideas for other birth workers on how you can use technology [...]

Measures to minimise C-section risks

2020-05-14T20:56:38+00:00Blog, C-Section|

Measures to minimise C-section risks Professor Suzanne Delport – retired neonatologist and strong breastfeeding supporter – outlines procedures peripartum health practitioners can follow to mitigate risks to newborns of scheduled deliveries in the private sector.      Scheduled deliveries occur commonly in the South African private sector, with the majority [...]

Early elective C-section delivery – do we know what we are doing?

2020-05-04T18:27:32+00:00Blog, C-Section|

Early elective C-section delivery – do we know what we are doing? When it comes to early elective C-sections, there are many harmful effects on the fetal-newborn transition, and the implications for care of the mother-newborn dyad are far-reaching, says retired neonatologist Professor Suzanne Delport. Newborns are increasingly [...]

Interview With Guest Seba Tsaoane

2020-05-06T12:00:21+00:00Blog, Podcast|

Interview With Guest Seba Tsaoane Welcome and thank you for listening! In today's episode Midwife Margreet connects with guest Sebabatso Tsaoane, young midwife leader and founder of the Women’s Health Foundation: Black Woman Arise. The aim of this organization is to promote women’s sexual reproductive health and rights [...]