QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
You should visit a midwife at 16 weeks and then every 4 weeks thereafter.
- From 30 weeks of pregnancy
- From 28 weeks for a twin pregnancy
- Yes, if you have medical aid we will provide you with a back-up Gynae that we work with and you will have 3 visits with them.
- If you are a private patient we will use a State Hospital as back-up and will need a clinic card.
- A midwife is with you throughout your pregnancy every step of the way. From when labour start until your baby is safely delivered we as midwives will be there for you.
- With a Hospital delivery, you will be in hospital seen by the midwife or sister on duty and when a shift changes your care provider will also change. When you are fully dilated your Gynae will come in to deliver the baby and you will be cared for after by the midwife on duty.
- A multi- vitamin
- Folic acid
We were designed by the Creator to grow and the birth of our babies. Every woman deserves a fair trial of labour.
Yes, this is called a VBac and should be done in the hospital under controlled measures.
- Babies have cramps for the first 3 months of life irrespective of breastmilk or formula as their intestines never functioned before and need to adapt to digesting and processing food.
- Certain medication is available to assist with these cramps as well as taking your baby to a Chiropractor.
You can start as early as 17 weeks and not later than 26 weeks of age. Also, look out for at least 3 signs your baby display for readiness for solids.
We as lactation consultants are here to assist you in your breastfeeding journey. Helping you to ensure your baby latches correctly to prevent all complications associated with breastfeeding. We also want breastfeeding to fit into your life and not “rule” it. This should be an amazing experience of bonding while providing the best for your baby.
- Before birth, you can already contact us to prepare you with breastfeeding information and preparing for your breastfeeding journey.
- Within the first 1-3 days after delivery to ensure a correct latch and effective feeds.
- If you experience any problems like cracked nipples, mastitis, baby not gaining weight, incorrect latch etc.
- Preparing to go back to work, building a supply and maintain the breastfeeding journey.
- Everything in moderation. Our babies swallowed the amniotic fluid in the womb and have a flavour profile what you ate during pregnancy.
- If what you eat upset your baby more than usual, avoid that specific food.
Your milk is unique and specific to your babies needs. It contains all the vitamins, minerals and nutrition your baby needs. It is a living ever-adapting substance that changes with every feed and to meet every need of your baby. Breastmilk digests in 1.5 hours and thus digest quicker and more easily than formula.