Pregnancy

We answer important questions and give expert advice on the pregnancy process, from conception to birth.

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Healthy Life

Grieving for children lost too soon

Losing a baby during pregnancy or in infancy is a devastating and heart-breaking experience for parents and their families. As it is a subject that is often not spoken about,

Patient Stories

First-class delivery

A new mom shares how Mediclinic Cape Town and the Mediclinic Baby programme made her journey from pregnancy to birth a stress-free experience to treasure.

Pregnancy

Understanding Down syndrome [INFOGRAPHIC]

People with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome, which causes various mental and physical symptoms and effects. We explain more about this condition.

Pregnancy

Should I see a fertility specialist?​ [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’ve been trying to conceive for more than a year (or six months if you’re over age 35), it’s best to see a fertility specialist who can help determine why you’re having difficulty and offer possible treatment options.

Pregnancy

Foetal testing in the future

Imagine a world where chromosomal abnormalities could be detected – and fixed – while a foetus is still in the womb.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • 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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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
Gynaecology

What you need to know: C-section [INFOGRAPHIC]

How does a C-section work? Who needs one? Why? How long will it take? How long will it take to recover? Are there complications? We answer all your FAQs about C-sections.

Patient Stories

When pregnancy causes diabetes

When a healthy woman develops diabetes during pregnancy, it’s known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It’s a serious condition that must be managed to ensure you – and your baby – are healthy.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
Babies (up to 1 year)

The best care for our most vulnerable patients [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mediclinic NICUs offer efficient expertise aimed at providing your newborn with the best possible start in life. How successful are we? We take a closer look.

Covid-19

COVID-19 vaccinations during pregnancy and lactation

COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and women who are contemplating pregnancy.

Covid-19

Having a baby during COVID-19 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s all you need to know about having a baby at Mediclinic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pregnancy

Baby scans explained [INFOGRAPHIC]

Newly pregnant? These are the scans you need to know about

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