Stress during pregnancy affects the development of the baby before and after birth. Covid 19 has increased the stressors to pregnant women, and needs to be mitigated by increased support systems and strategies.
Second Hand Gran
Second Hand Gran is a new eco fashion and ethical project I have started on Instagram – @2ndhandgran – a page dedicated to recycling and reducing waste by encouraging creativity and reuse of clothing. Clothing is something that we are all consumers of. Second Hand Gran works two ways. Firstly I am an earth loving …
To Give Birth, a Woman has to Unlearn what She has Learnt
Women spend years learning to behave in certain ways in order to ‘fit in’ to society. Giving Birth acts as a gateway to rediscover blocked parts of the self that enable a woman to reclaim her life force.
Giving Birth and Being Born
What we learn about life starts in the womb and may have a lifelong influence on our lives.
Ultrasound – Is it Safe During Pregnancy?
Obstetric ultrasound diagnostic techniques should carefully adhere to a cautious scientific attitude and exposure should be kept to a minimum during pregnancy.
Cape Town VBAC Stats and Facts Workshop – July 2016
After many years of witnessing first hand and studying the current status quo of Caesarian sections in childbirth in South Africa, I am presenting a Cape Town VBAC Stats and Facts Workshop at Mtwana Birth Centre on 11th July 2016.
Why Home Birth? Seven South African women share their stories
For a healthy woman, home birth is an option that is not often considered in South Africa. Many women seem to desire to give birth in any number of private hospitals where their caesarian section rates are approximately 80%. Most women do not know that home birth is an option, especially when a natural birth is desired.