2021 Year end updates and news (December 2021)

It a wonderful exciting time of the year when people get to share family time together, connecting, relaxing and catching […]

Pregnant in a time of Corona

The impact of the corona pandemic has really reached deep into our hearts and homes.   Pregnant moms and expecting […]

Comparison between a midwife led birth and a gynaecologist led birth

Choosing a care provider is one of the most difficult decisions a pregnant mom has to make, and definitely the […]

Birth Reflection Workshops

Birth matters and your perception of the birth experience can have a life lasting effect on you.When you look back, […]

‘Wisdom, Knowledge and Vision’ – Philosophy of Midwives Exclusive:

‘Wisdom, Knowledge and Vision’ Philosophy of Midwives Exclusive: At Midwives Exclusive we believe that women have a right to have […]

Prenatal Tests and Screening

So you have gathered all your information and decided to birth with a midwife! Antenatal Care: Your first step is […]

What is natural birth?

: Giving birth naturally without unnecessary routine medical intervention. In 2018 World Health Organization recommended that the c-section rate should […]

CRP and Choking

“If you need to choose one thing that you should spend your hard earned money on I would have to […]

Mom and baby Yoga

I am Andrea, a well woman yoga therapist and mentor. I teach pregnancy, postnatal, and mum and baby yoga at […]

Vaginal Birth After Caesarian Section (VBAC)

There are many reasons why a woman would consider having a vaginal birth after a previous c/section including quicker recovery […]

Medical Intervention:  When Plan B becomes reality

Referral and Safety 85% of the time your birth will be uncomplicated and natural but should a your low risk […]

Breastmilk vs Formula – Helene Steenkamp

So the big question is naturally – “What is the difference between breast milk and formula?” Firstly, although it is […]

Breast Health – Helene Steenkamp

You may experience several challenges to breastfeeding in the early days, most of which are related to correct latching and […]

Newborn hearing screening

Why do we screen for hearing loss in babies? The prevalence of hearing loss is significantly higher than other birth […]

Antenatal Classes offered by Midwives Exclusive

The birth of a baby is one of the most life defining experiences for you as the mother and the […]

Breastmilk 101 – Helene Steenkamp

Have you ever wondered why breastmilk is referred to as liquid gold? Well, there are several reasons – in fact […]

ENVIRONMENTAL 2019 | Aware Care Action | Spekboom

As a new year approached I found myself wondering what we could do to really make a difference. Babies are […]

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 […]

Water Birth Basics

Waterbirth Basics From Newborn Breathing to Hospital Protocols by Barbara Harper, RN Originally published in Midwifery Today Magazine, Summer 2000 […]

Water Birth

Water birth is becoming a more and more popular way to give birth. Water has been used from as early […]

MOMM – Mothers Offering Miracle Milk

MOMM – How it was born MOMM is exactly what it stands for: ‘Mothers Offering Miracle Milk’. This intiative saw […]

Reflexology Services

Pregnancy is a magical time in any woman’s life.Reflexology is a safe and natural therapy that can be extremely beneficial […]

Doula Services

‘Pregnancy and birth are precious miracles of life. This time deserves to be appreciated with joyous enthusiasm and respect. Love, […]

Free Information Sessions

If you do not know your options, you don’t have any. Women are increasingly taking a more active role in […]


PRENATAL CARE What to expect At your midwife check up At your doctor’s visit Prenatal testing High risk pregnancy After […]


BY Heather Pieterse, Midwife in Private Practice The term midwife is derived from Middle English: mid = “with” and Old […]

Understanding Reflexology

By Marthie Beumer, Therapeutic Reflexologist and Doula Introduction to Reflexology The specific origin of reflexology remains unclear, but it is […]

Information Sessions

Statistics show that the more comfortable a woman is with her caregiver, the better her outcomes in pregnancy. We encourage […]

Sonar in Pregnancy – A Handy Tool

By Dimakatso Mphelo, Sonographer in Private Practice What is ultrasound Imaging (sonar)? Ultrasound imaging (sonar) involves the use of probe […]

Birth Options

South Africa is one of a few countries in the world where a woman can choose what type of birth […]

Breast shapes, sizes and surgeries – the influence on breastfeeding

By Christine Klynhans Midwife and Breastfeeding Counsellor In their own eyes, very few women have perfect breasts, which is not […]