Breast Health – Helene Steenkamp

You may experience several challenges to breastfeeding in the early days, most of which are related to correct latching and the establishing of a milk supply. Luckily, if you know what to watch out for these obstacles can be easily overcome. Here are a few general...

Newborn hearing screening

Why do we screen for hearing loss in babies? The prevalence of hearing loss is significantly higher than other birth defects. In South Africa, it is estimated that 18 babies are born daily with some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss is often described as the...

Breastmilk 101 – Helene Steenkamp

Have you ever wondered why breastmilk is referred to as liquid gold? Well, there are several reasons – in fact – almost 101 reasons! The most important of these is naturally its nutritional formulation that is completely optimised for your baby providing them with a...
Wondering about water birth?

Wondering about water birth?

Wondering about Water birth? By Heather Pieterse. Published in Sensitive Midwifery Magazine, April/June 2012. The sigh of pure relief as a woman submerges her tired and aching body into the warm bath is one of the defining moments of water birth for me, says...