The Oxytocin dance during labour. What is Oxytocin and why is it so important?

There is a wonderful cocktail of hormones which gets released into the body during the process of labour, all activities within the body are dictated by the secretion of hormones. There is an intricate balance of hormones necessary to trigger labour and birth. Not only do these hormones create the physical functions like expansion of … Read more

Why are a huge portion of our modern ladies battling to conceive? Why are we battling with infertility?

When you look at the statistics regarding infertility the number of young couples trying to start a family is on the rise year after year. It has reached epidemic proportions. 1 in 6 couples are diagnosed with some sort of infertility in SA – this info is from the Infertility Awareness Association in SA. Is … Read more

Are you pregnant?

Do you think you could possibly be pregnant and you are wondering what signs of pregnancy could be? Remember to examine the symptoms to your heart’s content, but your doctor is the only one who can confirm your pregnancy. Most Common signs of pregnancy: No menstrual period – although this is not to confirm 100 … Read more

Why you should wear your Baby

It is very convenient – With the right baby carrier, you can walk around freely. You also don’t have to worry about negotiating steps, narrow aisles, and crowds with like a pram. Promoted physical development – If a baby is attached to his mother, he will be in tune with the rhythm of her breathing, the movements … Read more

Breastfeeding on demand V’s breastfeeding Schedule

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