Postnatal Care
Postnatal Care

Postnatal Care

Following the birth of your baby, regardless of method of delivery, we will do a Postnatal follow up with you and your new family. Postnatal care is offered in both the home and clinical care settings. Should you wish to do home based follow ups, we will attend to you in the comfort of your own home. Should you prefer to attend postnatal visits at our clinic, you may attend at the individual clinics where we are consulting on that day.

During these visits we will attend to the needs of the mother, baby and surrounding family. These consultations are individualised and suited to the needs of the new family.

A guide to your Postnatal consultations

Postnatal consultations

Assessment of physical healing for mother.

Processing/debriefing the birth experience.

 Routine newborn weight checks and feeding evaluations.

 Support and guidance around the challenges that can arise during the postpartum transition.

Breastfeeding support

Support and education for breastfeeding your baby. We can also refer you to a lactation consultant if you are struggling with breastfeeding.

 We refer you to our community resources for additional care as needed.

Home or Clinic based

 Should you wish to do home based follow ups, we will attend to you in the comfort of your own home.

 Should you prefer to attend postnatal visits at our clinic, you may attend at the individual clinics where we are consulting on that day at either our Northcliff or Bedfordview premises.

Helping you make a smooth transition into parenthood. Contact our support system for your individual family needs, helping you establish the coping skills necessary for your new role as a parent. 

It takes a village!

BACK-UP AND AFFILIATED PAEDIATRICIANS/SPECIALISTS

Padiatricians / Specialists

Midwifery-led care and support
for your pregnancy & birth

With the medicalised model of birth that dominates today, we sometimes lose our perspective on this incredible milestone in the life of a woman and her family. It is possible to ensure the safe delivery of a child into this world while remaining respectful of the powerful emotional and spiritual aspects of childbirth.

Every woman has the right to have her fears alleviated and both her physical and emotional needs met during childbirth. Every woman has the right to be treated with love and respect at this pivotal moment in her life.

An active birth is a normal, natural birth, without (some, depending) medical intervention, in which a woman follows her own instinctive responses working with her body to enable her baby to be born. If women were to labour in a relaxing, secure environment with good support and the freedom to move around, most would know instinctively what to do. Active birth enables a labouring woman to respond naturally to her birthing process and to make appropriate choices. Women are encouraged to remain mobile and upright and to adopt the position of their choice during labour and birth and unnecessary restrictions and procedures are minimised. Fundamentally it is an attitude of respect and support for the labouring woman and her family. 

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Dr. B McLaren (Paediatrician)

  • Contact 011 883 3442
  • Affiliated Hospital
  • Morningside

Dr. E Maraschin (Paediatrician)

  • Contact 011 784 2729
  • Affiliated Hospital
  • Morningside

Dr. C Bopape (Paediatrician)

  • Contact 011 544 9812
  • Affiliated Hospital
  • Genesis Maternity Clinic (Circumcision procedures as well)

Dr. T Paiken (Paediatrician & GP)

  • Contact 011 485 0270
  • Affiliated Hospital
  • Linksfield

Dr. D Gersun (ENT)

  • Contact 082 674 2770
  • Affiliated Hospital
  • Linksfield (Circumcision procedures as well)

Dr. A Grieve (Paediatric Surgeon)

  • Contact 011 463 7277
  • Affiliated Hospital
  • Sandton Mediclinic