Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Birth?

2019-08-19T12:25:15+00:00Blog, C-Section, Induction, Painkillers, Premature Birth|

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Birth? Anxiety and fear are BIG topics in midwifery, and today, I’m contemplating what scares women who will give birth to a baby. For most women, it’s The Horror of Birth. Much of this is fear of the unknown. Unfortunately, when women [...]

Do Midwives Tell The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth?

2019-08-19T12:10:07+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Do Midwives Tell The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth? Childbirth used to be shrouded in secrecy. Now is the information age: monitors, men, many ‘support’ people – and video cameras – are welcomed into the delivery room, and anyone can watch a live birth on the [...]

Modern Midwifery vs Ancient Midwifery

2019-08-19T10:49:48+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Modern Midwifery vs Ancient Midwifery In many hospitals, the line has been drawn; it’s all about the obstetrics vs midwifery, medical care vs midwifery-led care. And then, there’s the relatively new debate within the scope of midwifery practice - that’s right; I’m talking about the far too common [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Message In A Pregnant Digestive System

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

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 [...]

Would You Like To Be A Certified Sensitive Midwife?

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

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 [...]

Repairing C-section And Premature Birth Harm

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

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 [...]