Birth & Midwifery in South Africa
Resources for parents and practitioners
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Birth Situation Room Report
Midwifery Today Country Contact*
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Robyn Sheldon, author of The Mama Bamba Way—The Power and Pleasure of Natural Childbirth, has more than 20 years experience pioneering more empowered birthing techniques and training midwives, birth facilitators and midwives. She studied direct entry midwifery in Oregon, USA. She is a CPM with NARM, and practices in Cape Town. Robyn believes that nourishing women emotionally and spiritually affects their birth process and facilitates an easier transition into the world for their babies.
- Mama Bamba—“Mother Embrace”
- Birthworks—Bus Fare Babies rural clinic
- www.homebirth.org.za, a Web site dedicated to giving birth at home in South Africa
- Pregnancy Journal Directory
- Mowbray Maternity Active Birth Unit
- The Birth Centre—Home birth midwife Tracy Roake, Durban
- Home Birth Midwives—Pretoria
- Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa (DENOSA)
- Mother Instinct—Our main aim is to provide childbearing women with evidence and researched-based information so that they are able to make informed decisions regarding childbirth, to empower women to ask questions and to encourage open discussions with their care providers, and to increase collaboration between all care providers to ensure positive and improved outcomes for the childbearing women they serve.
- The South African Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery—a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban