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Dianatal Obstetric Gel

Posted by Sarah Meder on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : Interventions 
This Obstetric Gel is now available in South Africa. It is essentially a lubricant for the birth canal and has been found to assist in easing childbirth and protecting against damage to the perineum.


More information can be found on their website. In order to use this during your birth in a South African hospital you just need to speak to your Gynecologist or Midwife who will be able to obtain it for you.


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Good Reasons to hire a Private Midwife

Posted by Sarah Meder on Friday, June 25, 2010, In : Pregnancy 
1. Continuity of Care

Obstetricians/Gynecologists often work in teams. While you might still get to see your doctor for each of your prenatal visits, when you go into labour you will see whoever is on call at the time (which might be anywhere between 1 other, to 3 or 4 other doctors). In some cases, where a woman would like to guarantee that her doctor is the one delivering the baby an elective c-section will often be encouraged.

It's completely understandable that you would want the same perso...
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Informed Choice

by Sarah This section of the website contains information on different ways of giving birth, including information from magazines and videos.