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  • down syndrome group discussion Genetic Counselling and Down Syndrome by Chantelle Scott

    As part of our series on Down Syndrome, I asked a group of professionals to offer our readers a perspective on genetic counselling in the case of Down Syndrome. Chantelle Scott, Frieda Loubser and Nakita Laing agreed to tackle these professional posts. If you’d like to contact them for more genetic counselling advice, you can find their […]

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  • Just Engage water birth Just Engage educating expecting and new parents

    For the last five years Just Engage has been running an Online Antenatal Class where pregnant ladies or couples can sign up and pay for a class from our website and then access otherwise restricted video content that offers valuable information, demonstrations, advice and referrals on all sorts of topics related to pregnancy and birth. […]

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  • how to swaddle 2 How to swaddle a newborn baby

    A swaddle is basically a large blanket and the act or ‘art’ of swaddling a baby is to wrap your baby snugly in a blanket in a way that mimics for them the comfort and deep pressure and warmth that they experienced in the womb. As such, it is incredibly reassuring for the newborn who […]

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  • fertility stories #1 The private struggle of infertility

    When we moved back to Cape Town, newly married, I needed to find a gynaecologist and a friend suggested hers who happened to be a fertility specialist at Cape Fertility Clinic. By the end of the first appointment, he had diagnosed me with endometriosis and polycystic ovaries (PCOS) and wanted to start invasive testing and […]

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  • autumn #1 Autumn is upon us

    Autumn is approaching and with it, comes falling leaves, later sunrises, earlier sunsets and cooler temperatures. For the new mom, it can be the dreaded season of colds and flu viruses, trips to the doctor and miserable children stuck at home! Dismal but true! A change of season often causes a spike in allergies so […]

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