What is a Midwife?

What is a Midwife? A Midwife is recognised throughout the world as the most appropriate care provider for most women. A Midwife is a trained professional who offers expert care, education, counseling, and support to a woman and her newborn during the childbearing...

Midwife description and costs

WHAT IS A MIDWIFE: Research has repeatedly shown the safety and benefits of midwife care. Statistics show that births attended by midwives have: lower infection rates lower C-section rates fewer complications healthier outcomes lower overall medical costs – than...

What does it cost to have a Doula?

These prices are what Doulas in the Cape Town Area charge, and there may be slight variations between practices. Any Doulas practicing in other areas, please feel free to contact us if you would like to list you’re your price structures for your part of the country....

VBAC or Repeat C-Section

Why is the decision between VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) and repeat c-section important? Why do I hear conflicting information about VBAC vs repeat c-section? How can you learn about, decide on and plan for a VBAC or a repeat c-section? Why is the decision...

Detection of scar problems during VBAC

Mary Cronk MBE, has been a midwife since the early 60s and been practicing independently since 1990, has extensive experience of caring for VBAC and HBAC women. She discusses ways she feels she can enhance the safety of such women. <!–inline-more–> I...