Prenatal Classes- 30 June 2009

Here are some contacts for prenatal classes. Please feel free to add to the list and give your recommendations. You can begin classes any time after 25 weeks pregnant. Central Cape Town Birthworks Karen Clark Registered nurse & midwife PR No. 0092444 We hire birth pools, birth stools, Tens machines & birth balls nationwide (021) 785-5670 / 082 776 3622 / www.birthworks.co.za Mouille Point Thula Baby...

Eglonyl / Espiride Commonly Spelt Eglinol- 30 June 2009

There have been quite a few queries about eglonyl and espiride. The one is the generic form of the other. The active substance in both of these is sulpiridewhich works by blocking dopamine receptors (aka neurotransmitters) in the brain.   This medicine seems to most commonly be used for depression. The prolactin ( prolactin- from lactose which is found in milk) in this drug has a milk stimulating effect....

Kids Say the Darndest Things- To Their Teachers

I remember standard five being one of my favourite school years. Activities leading up to leaving primary school generally included making promises to keep friendships, finding out that the boy you liked the whole year liked you too and getting teachers to write in your “keep-sake” book. I clearly remember standing in my favourite teacher’s class, Mrs Pullen. (She was also the boys favourite...

My Birth Story

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were just pregnant for 3 months, had no morning sickness and absolute no pain during labour? That is how my birth story unfolded when we adopted a beautiful baby boy last October. After 2 years of struggling to fall pregnant (and all the infertility testing required) and an early miscarriage, my husband and I decided to start the adoption process. It was something we had always...

Move Over Mom, You’re Blocking Dad.

My mother is the queen of “notable quotables”. I fear that my seven month old has heard the phrase “cutting the apron strings” too frequently in his flash of life and has sadly decided that this is not a bad idea. Once upon a time, two months ago, he would look at me with love and adoration. My movements were closely monitored under his watchful eye. He would want me near all the time...

Cape Town Mom now live on Facebook!

Postings on the site should now go live onto Facebook aswell!

Yummy Beer Box Cake

Being a teacher, you get to taste a variety of cakes that the mom’s send to school on their kids birthday. This one was seriously delicious and practical because you send the cake to school and then forget about it. No need to worry about the tray or your favourite cake tin. The trouble though is you have to aquire a beer box and if you’re from a family like mine where nobody drinks, it could be...

Crawling Tips- 4 June 2009

I read about the following to help a frustrated baby (more like mother) to crawl! This is not to force the baby to crawl but to help strengthen muscles that he/she needs to crawl. All babies crawl at their own time and as I have come to know, is not necessarily between 6-8 months as most books suggest. It does take longer for some and shorter for other babes. Fold a towel length-ways to form a narrow strip....

Toddlers and Pets…What a Combination!

My husband and I have enjoyed 9 and a half years of marriage, we kind of had a plan : marry, wait 2 years , buy a house, have some kids (in our case three) and live happily ever after…well of course we soon learned that marriage takes work, a house takes more work and children change your whole work ethic! What we hadn’t put into the equation was: pets. Both my husband and I grew up with animals...
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