Pregnancy and Paediatrics

This section provides expert tips on pregnancy, babies and looking after children up to 12 from our leading paediatricians, general practitioners and gynaecologists.

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Children (1 to 12 years)

Keeping kids safe and sane during lockdown

A few ways to keep kids entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic without having to leave the house.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Mediclinic ascribes to best medical practice in innovative childcare

Best medical practice in innovative childcare recommends regular screenings to help your child build a relationship with their doctor, for life. 

Babies (up to 1 year)

A medical miracle: Cayden Pillay’s story

“From the moment we fell pregnant with Cayden, we felt he was special. We didn’t know he would become a medical miracle”

Babies (up to 1 year)

Vaccination myths busted

Whether to vaccinate or not to vaccinate is one of the biggest questions many parents grapple with. We bust 6 common vaccination myths below.

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Pregnant, with a meningioma brain tumour

Pregnant with her first child Masechaba had a meningioma brain tumour, but she didn’t know it yet.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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Babies (up to 1 year)

What was that? The impact of hearing loss

Hearing loss can affect anyone, young or old.

Children (1 to 12 years)

A remarkable patient, a determined doctor

Angelique Schroder, born with symbrachydactyly, is living proof that where there is a will, there is a way.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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Babies (up to 1 year)

Step by Step: Treating clubfoot with the Ponseti Method

A growing number of orthopaedic specialists are using a new form of treatment to help children who are born with clubfoot.

Pregnancy and Paediatrics

Teen texting: Three health dangers of texting – is your teen at risk?

Teenagers text. Constantly. But is it hurting their health? We identify three health dangers of texting to help you determine whether your teen is at risk.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Effective discipline tactics for toddlers, tweens and teens

Here’s a few strategies to help you implement effective discipline for toddlers, tweens and teens.

Children (1 to 12 years)

All about lice and lice infestations [infographic]

A lice infestation is a major health concern. Here’s Mediclinic’s medical advice all about lice. How to prepare yourself for avoiding, spotting and treating lice on your child.

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