Baby Brunch | The Parenting Series

It takes a village to raise a child and connecting with fellow moms and dads leads to sharing of knowledge. That’s where Parent + Baby Brunch supported by Fedhealth comes in. Hosted by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the Baby Brunch | The Parenting Series podcast features fun and insightful conversations with ordinary parents doing extraordinary things. These can serve as a source of support, inspiration and advice for parents, moms and moms-to-be as we delve into the unique experiences of diverse parents.

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Flip the Script: A talented young man with autism is interviewed by his mom

Autism. It is a word that carries so much weight, and often, misunderstanding. What exactly is autism spectrum disorder? Is it something that you as a parent have been confronted with? For the first time in this podcast series, we not only interview an extraordinary mom, but also flip the script as this mom interviews her extraordinary son. Baby Brunch The Parenting Series is brought to you by Fedhealth - we let you be you.

Medical Aid & You – Let’s grow our understanding

Medical aid is a complex product that is often tricky to understand. From flu to the coronavirus, and from breast cancer to loyalty programmes, there are so many burning questions that we find ourselves asking. Fund Manager of Fedhealth Medical Scheme Deon Lategan answered all of our questions and more in this podcast, brought to you by Fedhealth – We let you be you.

Bed-wetting: Should you be worried?

1 in 6 children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old are bed-wetters. Is your child among this statistic? How can we, as parents, support our children as they navigate through such a confusing phase? We chat to self-confessed childhood bed-wetter, Dr Michael Mol, and discover more about nocturnal enuresis and how to handle it.

How to Raise Resilient and Confident Young Women

Despina Senatore, mother of three and founder of inspirational coaching company Purposeful Woman, talks about her company and the motivation behind her book Soar!, an up-to-date handbook for today’s young girls. From mindfulness practices for young girls and career options for teens to how moms can transition into the workspace after maternity leave, we chat about all phases of life.

Mastocytosis. The disease that changed Mommy Nicol and her baby’s life forever.

Born a healthy and happy baby, the lives of Mom Nicol and her hubby changed when their son was diagnosed with Cutaneous Mastocytosis when he was just 12 weeks old. Mastocytosis is a condition that occurs when mast cells accumulate in the skin and/or internal organs such as the liver, spleen, bone marrow, and small intestines. They share their story to support other parents. 28 February is Disease Awareness Day to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare and genetic diseases in their families.

Eggs. Fertility. Donation. Freezing.

Genevieve Uys froze her eggs at a young age. For the past 8 years she has been running her own egg donation agency called Traveling Donors, While focusing on giving egg freezing a voice in South Africa, she hopes to educate young women to be proactive about their reproductive futures by informing them of their options.

Is Your Baby or Toddler Going to School for the First Time?

The first day of school is not just hard for our little ones, but emotionally draining for Us as Parents too. But how do we choose the right school for our babies and toddlers? What if we don't get along with the teacher? And what if you simply can’t hand them over into the care of a capable stranger. We chat to Development Centre Expert Jovane de Boer.

The Grace Factory, a Mom's Dream for Her Community

In our next podcast for 2019 we chat to Amy Westerman, founder of The Grace Factory. Their vision is to assist all mothers who delivers a baby in their communities by supporting them by giving the basic essentials they would need during the first few weeks of their newborn's life. Since their launch in 2013 they have brought hope to over 10 000 anxious new moms and babies and assisted numerous homes with baby goods.

Dear Premature Baby...

Sunday, 17 November, is World Prematurity Day. We talk to Tasmin Bota about her journey with her newborn, and the start of Preemie Connect. Preemie Connect is a support group for families affected by prematurity. They are there to help and provide emotional support that only someone who has been in that position can provide.

Mommy Has To Go Back To Work

In this podcast we discuss how to get back to work after having a baby. Do you know your rights? How do you ask for leave? Much thanks to Madeleine, Managing Director of HR Company Solutions.

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