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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Together It’s Better, Taking Pregnancy Care To The Next Level

2020-01-31T08:33:18+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Together It’s Better, Taking Pregnancy Care To The Next Level In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its new recommendations for antenatal care with the subtitle ‘for a positive pregnancy experience’.  Wouldn’t you agree it’s interesting that they chose this subtitle? It certainly shows that the ‘experience’ [...]

Endocrine Intelligence For Birth & Beyond

2020-01-27T09:28:45+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Endocrine Intelligence For Birth & Beyond Revisit the hormonal architecture of women, remember the deep link between the central nervous system, emotions and the endocrine system, and the mindshift from intervention in birth to a more natural experience will be easy, says Sensitive Midwifery. The intricate balance between [...]

Labour Due Date Estimation Guidelines, and Updated Gestational Term Classification

2020-04-28T18:19:09+00:00Pregnancy, SM-Members|

Due date estimation guidelines Compelling evidence shows that the most accurate estimation of when a normal pregnancy (gestation) will end is the projected date yielded by the mostly routine first trimester ultrasound (up until 13 weeks, 6 days). As it turns out, the old-school estimated date of delivery [...]

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 [...]

Pregnancy Vaginal Bleeding and Antepartum Haemorrhage

2020-04-28T18:48:16+00:00Pregnancy, SM-Members|

Key Antepartum Haemorrhage (APH) Messages For Midwives Ensure you have the woman’s full history – previous miscarriage, termination or C-section; bleeding in first trimester; suspicion of placenta praevia, abruption or anatomical disorders; if she is in premature labour. If a pregnant woman presents with spotting, but is no [...]