Hibiscus Hospital Port Shepstone Maternity Open Day 28 February 2019
February is Reproductive Health Month, and no surprise as it’s the month of love as well!
As a commitment to the South Coast, Hibiscus Hospital hosted another free maternity day for all expecting parents. The aim of the maternity open day is not only to showcase the state-of-the-art modern medical equipment in both the Maternity as well as the Neo-Natal ICU wards, but to furnish the parents-to-be with some valuable information on pregnancy and birth. We strive to give parents a platform to ask their often-cumbersome questions to the speakers.
As the moms and dads arrived they were offered a guided tour of the wonderful facilities on offer in the maternity ward. All through the tour, well-trained professional staff members were on hand to answer any questions or explain the working of the state-of-the-art medical equipment like cardio monitors, ventilators, phototherapy units, emergency resuscitation equipment, and computer-enabled X-rays.
Whilst everyone enjoyed the array of tasty eats on offer with a refreshing drink, Mr. Mills (CEO Hibiscus Hospitals Group) welcomed everyone and introduced the speakers.
Dr. Lovelene Ramouthar (Paediatrician) opened the floor to questions from the moms and dads and Dr. Charlene Maistry (Gynaecologist) delivered an insightful presentation regarding pregnancy and what to expect in each trimester, ranging from the normal tiredness to heartburn and offered some healthy advice to the moms and emphasised the importance of light exercise. Sr Thandeka Mbuyisa (HOD Maternity & NICU) introduced herself to the parents and ensured them that at Hibiscus there is always a midwife and the best possible care for mom and baby.
The afternoon was closed off with a lucky draw of a few beautiful hampers for some lucky moms and dads-to-be.