Sensitive Cesarean Section – What Is It And How Can It Be Achieved?

2021-07-29T08:44:26+00:00Blog, C-Section, Podcast|

Sensitive Cesarean Section – What Is It And How Can It Be Achieved? Welcome and thank you for listening! Midwife Specialist Melanie Kearney joined Dr Margreet for an insightful conversation about ‘a Sensitive Cesarean Section’. Melanie’s love for working with new life started in her final year [...]

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 [...]

Measures To Minimise C-section Risks

2020-11-03T16:19:52+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 [...]

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 [...]

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