Baby Brunch | The Parenting Series

ELANA AFRIKA-BREDENKAMP  |  Podcast , ±32 min episodes every 1 week, 6 days  | 
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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Doctor, we’re pregnant! Now what?

We may have a world of information at our fingertips in the digital age, but when it comes to each unique situation, what Doctor says is always best. We discuss everything to do with pregnancy, from the before to the after and everything in between, with OB-Gynae-Sexologist Dr Mpume Zenda, otherwise known as Dr Gynae. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

Hormones, Weight Gain & More - how hormones work.

Different hormones play different roles in different people at different stages of their lives. We brought together GP and Functional Medicine Practitioner Dr Grant Fourie and naturopathic endocrinologist Dr Melinda Wessels for an important unpacking of how hormones impact menopause, libido, endometriosis, depression and more. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

For Dylan – A Story of Vaccines & The Info Parents Need Right Now.

Since our last episode on the topic, the word ‘vaccine’ has gained a whole new gravitas in light of a pandemic. This time, we hear the story of a mom that might challenge the way we view vaccines as a whole, and we discuss everything that parents need to know with medicines information pharmacist Lee Baker. This podcast is dedicated to Dylan Beinart. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

‘My child does not listen’ – but can they hear you?

World Hearing Day is celebrated on 3 March annually to spread awareness for hearing health. We discuss what this means for our little ones in conversation with experienced audiologists Bronwyn van Wyk and Dr Natalie Buttress to equip ourselves as parents and ensure hearing care for all. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

Special Broadcast: Sexual Health & Intimacy after having a Baby

The meaning of sexual health changes as we grow from adolescence to adulthood, and even more when we become parents. We speak with author, medical doctor and specialist in sexual and reproductive health Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng to understand this topic with respect to our children and partners. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

Childproofing & Daily Safety Measures that Could Save your Child’s Life

Prevention is better than cure. Rather than living in fear, equip your family against hazards which lead to choking, suffocating, burning, falling, drowning and more. We chat to child injury specialist Pumla Mtambeka-Nyakaza from ChildSafe SA to learn about how to keep our children safe from environmental and age-specific dangers as they grow up. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

Drop your New Year’s resolutions for a ‘Drop List’ – Here’s how

Self-leadership expert and mother of two Lori Milner knows exactly where we’re going wrong with our New Year’s resolutions each year. In our discussion with her, she simplifies our habits and human nature into something we can use to our advantage as we aim to better ourselves each year, or each month or week or day. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

Back to School in a Pandemic – All you need to know

This year’s back-to-school rush is like nothing we’ve ever experienced before. As we try to guide our little ones through childhood and schooling in the midst of a pandemic, we all have so many questions. So we’re discussing every parent’s current concerns with principal and early childhood development specialist, Joan Tindale – brought to you by Fedhealth.

How to Keep your Family Safe this Festive Season

Crime doesn’t sleep. Especially during the festive season. South Africa’s safety and hijack prevention expert Richard Brussow is back to share his tips and tricks for a smooth holiday season for all – from those staying at home to those travelling with their little ones, and even the silly season shopping experience. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

Mental Health & Inclusivity: The 21st Century Parent’s Guide

Mental health is a misunderstood topic. At some times, it is not taken seriously, and at others, it is not even considered. Medical doctor Dr Leandri Hattingh, who has a special interest in this field, joins us along with Charney Habelgaarn, physiotherapist and mom to a little girl with special needs. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

The Importance of a Will – Protect your Family & Leave a Legacy

No one chooses when they die. So what happens to your children and loved ones if you pass away prematurely? Not thinking about your will can jeopardise all that you’ve done to secure your children’s future. Alex Simeonides, co-founder and CEO of Capital Legacy, talks to us about putting together a will and estate in South Africa. Brought to you by Fedhealth.

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