Hospital hosts talk for moms-to-be

2017-03-02 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedExpectant mother Xoliswa Dyantyi receives a Bio Oil gift pack from Sister Ngxumza.

PHOTO: suppliedExpectant mother Xoliswa Dyantyi receives a Bio Oil gift pack from Sister Ngxumza.

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FEBRUARY is Reproductive Health Month, during which the Port Shepstone Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecological departments dedicate one week to pregnancy health awareness talks.

Hospital spokesperson Phumza Morai said the hospital’s pregnancy awareness campaign started on February 8 and finished on 14 February.

The main focus the hospital highlights is the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and the promotion of healthy pregnancies.

Morai said they have educational talks targeting women of child-bearing ages who are given the opportunity to ask questions related to their forthcoming baby and pregnancy.

The health topics covered included the importance of regular antenatal clinic visits to detect any problems which can occur early and for prompt treatment and prevention to be done.

Another topic touched on was that of the benefits of having a natural birth compared to a C-Section and also the importance of companionship during labour and delivery.

Mothers-to-be were also told about the new free cellphone communication platform offered to them.

The mothers were told about Mom Connect, where mothers are informed at every stage of their pregnancy on what to expect and where to get advice to ensure safe pregnancy.

Morai said mothers-to-be were quizzed and four walked away with free gift packs donated by Bio Oil.

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