Tracy shares her birth story... Listen to the podcast above, or watch her tell it below. https://youtu.be/W7_E-UyQWXc Dr Tracy Flowers (of Médecins Sans Frontières) shares her birth story. Here's an excerpt... ""As a doctor, I always imagined I would want a caesar, but then I fell pregnant and everything changed. There's no doubt that the Relax Into… Continue reading Podcast – Episode 2: Tracy and Ryan’s Birth Story
Dr Tracy Flowers (of Médecins Sans Frontières) shares her birth story. Here's an excerpt... ""As a doctor, I always imagined I would want a caesar, but then I fell pregnant and everything changed.There's no doubt that the Relax Into Birth course and the preparation really made it such a wonderful event for us. We went… Continue reading Episode 2: Tracy and Ryan’s Birth Story
Caitlyn shares her birth story... Listen to the podcast above, or watch her tell it below. https://youtu.be/6fl2ZVqcSj4 Meet Cealyn Gary Goldring Poorter. Born 25 May at 9:59am at 3,13kg. Baby and mommy are doing well and hopefully going home today. Our birth was a whirlwind but what an adventure. I ended up with an unmedicated… Continue reading Podcast – Episode 1: Caitlyn and Corbin’s Birth Story
Osteoporosis and broken bones do not need to be a normal part of aging… you can take charge of your bone health and longevity. Not many of us spare a thought for our hardworking skeletons, until of course, we experience a bone fracture. Only then do we realise how much we appreciate each and every… Continue reading No bones about it
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is common in South African women and affects about one in 10 women globally. It is caused by a complex imbalance of hormones in the ovaries. Charlene Yared West spoke to Life Kingsbury endocrinologist, Dr Jocelyn Hellig and gynaecologist Dr Philip Zinn to find out more about this condition. So what… Continue reading Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A lifestyle-related disease?
In pregnancy, your skin can exude a truly healthy glow because of a combination of factors, such as greater blood volume, which can give the cheeks a flushed look and more sebum on the skin, which can make the skin shine. While every woman experiences hormone changes in pregnancy, not every woman will get that… Continue reading Do you have the pregnancy glow?
Urinary incontinence is common in pregnancy and is reported by about 60 percent of women. For these women, the severity of their condition can increase during the course of their pregnancy, especially peaking in the second and third trimesters. Of these women who experience incontinence in pregnancy, 70 percent go on to resolve the condition… Continue reading Healing from incontinence
Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss and according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 10-25% of all recognised pregnancies end in miscarriage and about 80% of all pregnancy loss occurs in the first trimester. Unrecognised pregnancies, which are also known as ‘chemical pregnancies’ account for 50-75% of all miscarriages, where… Continue reading Healing… after miscarriage
When planning for your birth, you must consider your options; an attempt at vaginal birth, which may or may not result in an emergency caesarean, or choosing to have a caesarean, also called a Caesarean Delivery on Maternal Request. Charlene Yared West spoke to Dr Jacky Searle, an obstetrician-gynaecologist at Life Vincent Pallotti about the… Continue reading Caesarean birth: Safety is the priority
Tasha and Wayne McKenzie wanted a baby even before they said their vows on their wedding day. After four years of trying to fall pregnant naturally and after six unsuccessful rounds of IVF, their friend Lee-Ann Laufs said she would be their surrogate. Charlene Yared West sat down with Tasha, Wayne and Lee-Ann to learn… Continue reading ‘Surrogacy gave us the gift of twins’