Positive vibes for mums

2018-12-06 06:00
The Western Cape department of Health held a positive parenting event for pregnant mothers and mothers of new born babies.PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

The Western Cape department of Health held a positive parenting event for pregnant mothers and mothers of new born babies.PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

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On Friday last week the Western Cape department of health hosted a positive parenting event for pregnant women and mothers with young babies in Khayelitsha.

The event was also in commemoration of the World Aids Day, Saturday 1 December.

It focussed on pregnancy, breastfeeding and HIV. Pregnant women exercised and received pain relief tips during labour, free HIV screening, and nutritional advice.

Babalwa Mxhosa, mother of a two-months-old girl from Site B, described the event as “very important” for her. She said she learnt a lot from it. “I learnt that even if a mother is HIV positive, they can still breastfeed and I did not know that.

She said she has learnt more about HIV.

Mxhosa said since she is breastfeeding her child she was even taught how to breastfeed properly.

Site B Community Health Clinic facility manager David Binza said they are celebrating Wolrd Aid day but their focus is on pregnant women and new mothers.

He said they are telling the mothers to test for HIV so they can prevent their children from contracting the disease and also teaching them other measures of parenting.

“This is very important for pregnant mothers because if they deliver HIV positive children ther is no future for the country because a lot of the children die very young,” he said.

Binza said it is important they deal with women because they know the impact women have in their households.

He said they are hoping to improve mother’s lives and prevent deaths of new babies.

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