Expert Advice from Bonitas Medical Aid

YOGA AND PILATES FOR PREGNANT MOMS

  • May 19, 2022
  • Bonitas
Staying active during your pregnancy is another important way of staying healthy. Not only is exercise good for you physically,...

NEW PARENTS AND YOUR BABY’S HEALTH

  • May 11, 2022
  • Bonitas
Becoming a parent is a joy but it can also be overwhelming and just a little daunting. There is no...

THE FIRST SIGNS OF LABOUR

  • May 5, 2022
  • Bonitas
If you’re expecting your first baby you’ve probably read up a little (or a lot) on pregnancy and birth process....

PHYSICAL TOUCH & NEWBORNS – WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT

  • April 18, 2022
  • Bonitas
The birth of your baby is a beautiful and special moment in both of your lives. You may be wondering...

ASTHMA

  • April 11, 2022
  • Bonitas
Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses, affecting over 339 million people worldwide.  According to the World Health...

Talking about TB

  • April 8, 2022
  • Bonitas
Ten people die in South Africa every hour from Tuberculosis (TB).  It is and has always been, a serious public...

WORKING AND PREGNANCY – WHEN TO STOP AND HOW MUCH…

  • April 4, 2022
  • Bonitas
As an expecting mom with a career you may be wondering when the best time would be to stop working...

YOUR GUIDE TO A HEALTHY PREGNANCY

  • April 1, 2022
  • Bonitas
Looking after your health is important, but even more so when you are an expectant mom.  There are several steps...

DEALING WITH KIDS AND PREGNANCY

  • March 29, 2022
  • Bonitas
Dealing with pregnancy can be tricky on its own, but when you have a toddler or young kids to look...

Ten tips for flu and Covid-19 vaccines

  • March 25, 2022
  • Bonitas
The seasons are changing and with winter on its way, which heralds the start of the ‘flu season’. We chat...

SYMPHYSIS PUBIS DYSFUNCTION (SPD) AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT

  • March 23, 2022
  • Bonitas
Symphysis pubis dysfunction or SPD is pain in your pelvis, which is caused by the relaxing of ligaments in the...

DEALING WITH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION – PLUS WAYS TO DEAL WITH…

  • March 15, 2022
  • Bonitas
As a new mom, the birth of your baby is a beautiful and exciting time, but there is a darker...

Medical aid contribution increases: The deferred increase debate

  • March 10, 2022
  • Bonitas
Traditionally, medical aid schemes implement fee increases from 1 January every year. However, the last two years have seen new...

GESTATIONAL HYPERTENSION, WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN I AVOID…

  • March 8, 2022
  • Bonitas
Gestational hypertension is high blood pressure (the pressure of your blood on the walls of your blood vessels) during the...

Obesity considered a global epidemic by WHO

  • March 4, 2022
  • Bonitas
Obesity is one of the biggest health challenges facing the world today, affecting around 800 million people, with millions more...

NHI – more questions than answers

  • February 25, 2022
  • Bonitas
In July 2019, the Minister of Health published a draft ‘National Health Insurance Bill’, which attracted a great deal of...

Covid – how and when might it all end?

  • February 7, 2022
  • Bonitas
Covid-19 has disrupted the world in so many ways, including the uncertainty of what the future holds. The Bonitas Medical...

All about Boosters

  • January 31, 2022
  • Bonitas
As the COVID-19 pandemic waxes and wanes around the globe, it is universally accepted that as many people in the...

What vitamins and minerals are needed during pregnancy

  • January 31, 2022
  • Bonitas
As an expecting mom you’ll want to do your best to make sure that your baby is as healthy as...

Intermittent fasting and pregnancy, is it dangerous?

  • January 24, 2022
  • Bonitas
Your baby’s health during your pregnancy solely depends on you - what and when you consume is important to both...
Recent Medical Advice

WHAT IS SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER?

  • May 25, 2022
  • Clever Me
Adequate awareness, interpretation and use of sensory information is the cornerstone of all learning and behaviour. Some sensory deficits are...

WHY DO CHILDREN LIE?

  • May 25, 2022
  • Mia Von Scha
The question of why children lie begs the greater question of why any of us lie. If you think back...

FOUR THINGS TO DO WITH AN EXPLOSIVE AND ANGRY CHILD…

  • May 24, 2022
  • Bill Corbett
Before I go any further on this topic, it’s always a good idea to seek professional help with a child...

The Sushi Sandwich, a great lunchbox idea!

  • May 20, 2022
  • RediscoverDairy
No matter their income, many South African families fall short of the recommendations for 2 to 3 servings of dairy...

Quick and easy toddler meals and snacks you can freeze

  • May 20, 2022
  • Squish
As every busy parent knows, there often simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. But one...

YOGA AND PILATES FOR PREGNANT MOMS

  • May 19, 2022
  • Bonitas
Staying active during your pregnancy is another important way of staying healthy. Not only is exercise good for you physically,...

The Killer Quintet

  • May 17, 2022
  • Bonitas
Two years ago, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Medical Council described the increase in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)...

BABY FEEDING MYTHS DEBUNKED

  • May 16, 2022
  • Parenting Hub
There are a few baby feeding myths in circulation, which will definitely be forced on you as a new parent....

One bowl suppers for hungry toddlers

  • May 13, 2022
  • Squish
These one bowl meals will be gobbled up by your toddler and are packed full of natural goodness.  As busy...

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BABY’S PORTION CONTROL

  • May 12, 2022
  • Parenting Hub
Managing a baby’s portion control can be tricky, especially if you are a new parent. However, this can be made...

It’s time to talk – period!

  • May 12, 2022
  • Parenting Hub
The 28th of May is recognised globally as Menstrual Hygiene Day and encourages people globally to promote good menstrual health...

Crèche Syndrome, Breaking the Cycle Naturally

  • May 11, 2022
  • Parenting Hub
You won’t find it in the medical textbooks, but if you’re a parent boomeranging in and out of your paediatrician’s...

NEW PARENTS AND YOUR BABY’S HEALTH

  • May 11, 2022
  • Bonitas
Becoming a parent is a joy but it can also be overwhelming and just a little daunting. There is no...

Have milk, maas or yoghurt every day

  • May 6, 2022
  • RediscoverDairy
There are excellent reasons why the whole family should add milk and other dairy products such as milk, amasi, yoghurt...

Winter-must haves you’ll need for your baby when the temperature…

  • May 5, 2022
  • Parenting Hub
Ask any mom, and she’ll tell you that young children and babies have a list of non-negotiable, crucial must-haves all...

HAPPY TRAVELLING HACKS WITH PANADO® PAEDIATRIC SYRUP, PEPPERMINT 5 ML…

  • May 5, 2022
  • Parenting Hub
Even seasoned travellers may find car and plane trips with infants or toddlers daunting. How will you entertain your child...

THE FIRST SIGNS OF LABOUR

  • May 5, 2022
  • Bonitas
If you’re expecting your first baby you’ve probably read up a little (or a lot) on pregnancy and birth process....

Winter sun safety: Why sunscreen is essential during the colder…

  • May 4, 2022
  • Lamelle Research Laboratories
As South Africans we are accustomed to the harsh summer sun, and are used to applying SPF before heading down...

A Bump To The Head: When Should You Worry?

  • April 26, 2022
  • OneAid
I have attended to many children in the ER who have taken a tumble. In the US, falls account for...

PHYSICAL TOUCH & NEWBORNS – WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT

  • April 18, 2022
  • Bonitas
The birth of your baby is a beautiful and special moment in both of your lives. You may be wondering...

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