PLANNING YOUR PREGNANCY

USEFUL ARTICLES, APPROVED BY PROFESSIONAL CHILDBIRTH EDUCATORS.

Until recently we have not paid too much importance to our gut. But there is now research coming out with a new paper being published every 6 hours around the world with how important the gut and the ...

It is not just a matter of names for a baby and colour schemes for the nursery, now is the time to get to grips with some serious planning about your home, your finances and her job… Should we move?...

(This article is also available in an audio format) The greatest fear as you go off to attend your first official class – is that you will be the only guy there and how horribly embarrassing that wo...

A new life begins A woman’s egg is fertilized by a man’s sperm in the fallopian tube. During the next few days, the fused egg and sperm move through the fallopian tube to the lining of the...

(This article is also available in an audio format) Creating a baby together is nothing short of a miracle – and will be one of the most important decisions of your life. Your baby is created from t...

By Hettie Grove – Registered nurse, advanced midwife, internationally certified childbirth educator, SACLC – SA certified lactation consultant and course developer, IBCLC Looking at birth announce...

Suggested Labour Bag A labour bag should be a bag packed with items that you and your partner might want in labour. Plan to pack things that are of comfort both physically and emotionally. Labour Bag ...

How to use the listings of Childbirth Educators on the following pages The childbirth educators listings are divided into provinces They are highlighted under which area they teach – areas appear in...

By Barbara Hanrahan – Nursing sister, midwife, childbirth educator We live in a busy world facing many demands on our time. So often we forget to tell the most precious people we love and appreciate...

By Nicolette Ferreira Morning sickness… bleggh! Why do we feel nauseous during pregnancy and, (much) more importantly, what can we do to alleviate nausea and vomiting in pregnancy? Why do pregnant w...

By Nicolette Ferreira Sushi (hmmm!), biltong, camembert… mayonnaise, chocolate mousse, soft scrambled eggs… These are just some of the foods that women are often told to avoid during pregnancy. In...

Labour is as the word states – Hard Work, and it generally lives up to its name. However, to keep labour in perspective, it may be tiring but it is the best-rewarded work you will ever undertake. Kn...

Creating a baby together is nothing short of a miracle – and will be one of the most important decisions of your life. Your baby is created from two cells – and with much cell division and growth ...

By Merlyn Glass – Genetic nurse counsellor – NHLS University of Witwatersrand. Genetic Counsellors attend to people who either have an inherited or genetic condition themselves, or have had a baby...

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