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Websites Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About in South Africa

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I’m almost 31 weeks pregnant with baby number 3 and to be honest, all I am doing now is researching! You would think I am an expert now when it comes to certain topics but the truth is there’s always so much more to learn about! I’ve put together a list of important websites I think you need to know about in South Africa including groups that can assist you with support and answer any questions you may have about a certain topic.

Websites Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About in South Africa:

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Educational websites:

1. SA Multiple Birth Association

About: 

SAMBA provides moral and practical support to parents or guardians of multiple births (the primary purpose). They educate parents/guardians on different aspects of multiple births.

www.samultiplebirth.co.za

2. Kelly Mom

About:

This website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting.

www.kellymom.com

3. Arrive Alive

About: 

Pregnancy and Safe Driving.

www.arrivealive.co.za

4. Milk Matters

About:

Milk Matters is a community-based breast milk bank that pasteurizes and distributes donations of screened breast milk from healthy donors to premature, ill and vulnerable babies whose own mothers cannot supply the breast milk to meet their baby’s needs. Milk Matters also facilitates the setting up of milk banks in health institutions.

www.milkmatters.org

5. Department of Labour – Maternity Leave info

About:

A basic guide to maternity leave in South Africa.

www.labour.gov.za

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6. Wombs.org

About: 

Find a Doula in South Africa.

www.wombs.org.za

7. Placenta Encapsulation South Africa

About:

Placenta encapsulation is a process in which, immediately following the birth of your baby, your placenta is dehydrated and ground into a course powder, which is then placed into small capsules that look exactly just like any other vitamin or supplement we might take. Mothers then consume these capsules to help them rebound from the birth, avoid postpartum blues, and boost their milk supply.

www.placentaencapsulation.co.za

8. Car seat Full Stop

About:

Everything you need to know about car seat safety in South Africa.

www.carseatfullstop.org

9. Council for Medical Schemes

About:

Learn about your medical aid rights and the regulations in South Africa.

www.medicalschemes.com

10. What to Expect

About:

Track pregnancy week-by-week, chat with other moms and find information on baby and toddler development, pregnancy symptoms and more.

www.whattoexpect.com

11. Baby Center

About:

Everything you need to know about Pregnancy.

www.babycenter.com

12. Salveo – Cord blood and stem cells storage

About:

Everything you need to know about stem cells and how to store them in South Africa.

www.salveobiotech.co.za

13. Home births South Africa

About:

A website dedicated to giving birth at home in South Africa.

www.homebirth.org.za

14. Birth works

About:

Information about hiring birth equipment.

www.birthworks.co.za

15. Mediclinic Expert Articles

Epidurals for childbirth

16. Sister Lillian

About:

South Africa’s leading pregnancy, birth, and baby care expert.

www.sisterlilian.co.za

17. Wheel well

About:

Car seat safety. Parents in Gauteng can also get used car seats that have been cleaned and safety checked for an affordable donation.

www.wheelwell.co.za

Events/Expos focused on Pregnancy and Motherhood websites:

1. Mediclinic Baby Antenatal Weekends

2. Mama Magic Baby Expo

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3. Philips Avent Baby Seminar

4. Expectant Parents Seminar

5. Good Night Baby events

6. Pikanini Baby Academy

7. Paed-IQ baby boot camp

8. Moms and tots

9. The Bub Hub Mom and Baby classes

10. HEY BABY Boutique Fair – For BUMP, BABY & MUM

Shopping/Baby Registry websites:

Websites Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About in South Africa

1. Babies R us

2. Gauteng Baby and Toddler Seconds

3. Kids Emporium

4. Baby City

5. Takealot.com

6. Greendot Baby

7. Woolworths

8. Naartjie

9. Exact baby

10. Earth child

11. Sticky Fudge

12. Keedo

13. Schnooky Pie baby and toddler apparel

14. Cotton on baby

15. Jet

16. Ackermans

17. Babarazzi

18. 4akid

19. Faithful to Nature

20. Cotton Candyfloss

21. BabyGroup

Private Vaccination Bookings:

I find these places are quick and easy to get a booking plus you earn points at some of them for your rewards card!

1. Dischem Well-baby Clinic

2. Clicks baby clinic

3. N.H.C Medical Centre

4. Greendot Baby Medical center

Birth centers:

medical aid

1. Origin Family-Centred Maternity Hospital

2. Genesis Clinic

Exercise/Pamper:

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1. Preggi Bellies

2. International Association of Infant Massage (South Africa)

3. Mommy Wellness Day Spa

Mom support groups:

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1. Mamahood Groups

2. Natural Birthing South Africa

3. Pro-Vaccination South Africa

4. Car Seat Support South Africa

5. VBAC in South Africa

6. La Leche League South Africa (Breastfeeding)

Pregnancy Magazines:

1. Living and Loving

2. Mamas & Papas

3. Your Pregnancy

4. Multiples

Would you like to add a website to the list? Let me know in the comments.

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