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Resources

Midwifery care tailored to suit your specific needs throughout your pregnancy, labour, birth & beyond



Birth planning and investigating birthing options

Birth planning and investigating birthing options Choices in labour and birth
Homebirth reference site
Pregnancy tests and ultrasounds – Health24
Positions for an active labour
Spinning Babies – optimal foetal positioning
Due date calculator – Babycentre
Pregnancy calendar—week-by week changes – ivillage
Video on use of Epi-No

“I’ll never forget the first time I saw you. You were wet, sticky, perfect, wrinkly and screaming your head off. The most perfect, beautiful sight I had ever seen”.
Stuart MacFarlane




Breastfeeding tips & advice

Breastfeeding tips & advice La Leche League Answer pages, Mother-to-mother forums, online help and podcasts
Breastfeeding Online – articles and tips
Breastfeeding video clip of the correct latching technique
Australian Breastfeeding Association – information

“There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.”
Winston Churchill




Parenting help

Parenting help Birthworks – South African online midwife, forums, pregnancy & baby information, shopping, events calendar, midwife and doula directory
Kelly Mom – Advice and articles on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting
South African baby and kid’s directory – services, events, parenting articles
Sister Lilian careline
New dads resource centre

“If a baby is going to disgrace you it will only be on an occasion of extreme importance.”
Peter Gray




Other South African sites of interest

Other South African sites of interest Guide for dads—to men from women
South African directory of services and websites
Baby Talk – directory of South African childbirth educators
Post Natal Depression Support Association
New dads resource centre

“At three in the morning a baby hits it’s high in smiles and conversation.”
Maya V. Patel




My reading recommendations

My reading recommendations
  • Active Birth—Janet Balaskas
  • Home birth—Sheila Kitzinger
  • Gentle birth Choices—Barbara Harper
  • Thinking woman’s guide to a better birth—Henci Goer
  • The birth partner—Penny Simkin
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth—Ina May Gaskin
  • Get through childbirth in one piece! – Elizabeth Bruce
  • Waterbirth—an attitude to care—Dianne Garland
  • Baby Sense—Megan Faure & Ann Richardson
  • The new practical pregnancy & birth book—Irene Bourquin
  • Baby and childcare handbook—Marina Petropulos


The information on this Website is designed for educational purposes only. It is not to be used as a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problem or illness without consulting your midwife, physician or paediatrician.