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Kathy Malherbe speaks to the clinical team at Bonitas Medical Fund to get some insights on Gestational Diabetes (GDM) and tells the story of mother-of-two, Theresa’s (36) experience with Gestational Diabetes. Diabetes is a condition whereby your body is unable, in varying degrees, to produce or respond to the hormone insulin. This causes abnormal metabolism […]

Symptoms you may experience when not breastfeeding The following information is to be used as a guide to and at the discretion of the end-user and should not replace a doctor’s opinion. Your breasts may become sore, engorged or swollen and firm to touch. You may develop a slight fever. Your breasts may leak a […]

Birth Control Side effects of birth control pills The following information is to be used as a guide to and at the discretion of the end-user and should not replace a doctor’s opinion. If you have just started taking birth control pills you may experience a headache, dizziness, breast tenderness, nausea, breakthrough bleeding, mood changes […]

Although the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and just how the vaccine will help manage or mitigate the spread of the virus.  We asked Lee Callakoppen, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund for 15 facts about the vaccine. #1. How does the Covid-19 […]

Around 9 million South Africans are members of medical aid schemes to ensure they have access to private healthcare.  As each new year begins, members start with a clean slate, with new benefits and replenished savings. However, across the industry, members often complain that their benefits seem to ‘run out’ early on in the year. […]

Your third trimester begins in week 28 and will end when your baby is born, or around week 40. You may be feeling both tired and excited at this time and your body may be taking some strain. Soon you’ll get to meet your little one in person! Make the most of this time by […]

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