Mother and baby wellness clinics

The mother and baby wellness clinics provide holistic, supportive and therapeutic services, aimed at:

  • Assisting you as expectant parents in preparing for the birth of your baby
  • Supporting you with credible information and sound, practical advice

Identifying and addressing possible health problems

Antenatal care for mother and baby is essential to identify and promptly address any possible health problems.

Regular check-ups during your pregnancy are vital to ensure that your health is not compromised and also to monitor the growth and general health of your unborn baby.

Your gynaecologist/obstetrician may do urine, blood and blood pressure tests during check-ups, as well as scans of your baby at regular intervals.

Getting advice from healthcare professionals on aspects such as nutrition, exercise, and what to expect during the various stages of pregnancy, and deciding on a birth plan that suits your needs are also important. Antenatal classes are invaluable in helping to prepare expectant parents for birth and parenthood.

Antenatal services

Topics covered in antenatal classes

Knowledge during pregnancy is empowering. Topics covered usually include the following:

  • Fears and expectations regarding pregnancy, birth and parenting

  • Exercise and diet during pregnancy

  • Birthing options

  • Coping mechanisms during labour, including breathing and relaxation exercises

  • Tests for the newborn baby

  • The anatomy of the uterus (womb)

  • Common ailments and danger signs during pregnancy

  • Induction of labour

  • Initiating and sustaining breastfeeding

  • Importance of immunisation

Breast milk — the best nutrition for a newborn baby

Breastfeeding preparation and support

Breastfeeding provides the best possible nutrition for a newborn baby and we encourage mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months. In preparation for breastfeeding, one of the antenatal classes is usually dedicated to educating and guiding mothers on initiating and sustaining breastfeeding.