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Putting together your birth plan

  • May 10, 2021
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As you enter your third trimester you’ll have probably done a fair bit of research on the birth process (if...

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Gestational Diabetes: Reasons, risks and recovery

  • May 6, 2021
  • Bonitas
Kathy Malherbe speaks to the clinical team at Bonitas Medical Fund to get some insights on Gestational Diabetes (GDM) and...

Breastfeeding tips

  • April 23, 2021
  • Bonitas
Symptoms you may experience when not breastfeeding The following information is to be used as a guide to and at...

New Mommy Tips

  • April 16, 2021
  • Bonitas
Caring for Baby The following information is to be used as a guide to and at the discretion of the...

Vaccines and the way forward

  • April 14, 2021
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund, gives an update on Covid vaccines and how the Fund is positioned for the rollout to its...

Woman's Health

  • April 9, 2021
  • Bonitas
Birth Control Side effects of birth control pills The following information is to be used as a guide to and...

15 Facts about the Covid vaccine

  • April 1, 2021
  • Bonitas
Although the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and...

Making your medical aid benefits last

  • April 1, 2021
  • Bonitas
Around 9 million South Africans are members of medical aid schemes to ensure they have access to private healthcare.  As...

Ways to make the most of your third trimester

  • March 24, 2021
  • Bonitas
Your third trimester begins in week 28 and will end when your baby is born, or around week 40. You...

Hospital Plans vs Hospital Insurance: Knowing the difference

  • March 18, 2021
  • Bonitas
In times of economic pressure we all relook our monthly expenses to see where we can save on costs but...

Trimester two overview

  • March 16, 2021
  • Bonitas
Your second trimester begins in week 13 and ends at week 28. During this time your morning sickness will ease...

When the stomach turns .. tummy bugs or COVID-19?

  • March 10, 2021
  • Bonitas
As South Africa nears the end of the second wave of Covid-19 and braces for a third, a stomach bug...

Your second trimester - making the most of it

  • March 9, 2021
  • Bonitas
Your second trimester is from the beginning of week 13 until week 28, during this time your pregnancy will begin...

Covid and flu – should you still have the flu…

  • March 4, 2021
  • Bonitas
Dr Morgan Mkhatshwa, Head of Operations at Bonitas Medical Fund unpacks the differences and similarities between ‘flu’ and Covid-19, how...

What is abdominal separation and how do I deal with…

  • March 2, 2021
  • Bonitas
Abdominal separation or diastasis recti is the separation of the two parallel bands of muscle in your belly. This is...

New Head of Operations for Bonitas

  • February 26, 2021
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund has announced the appointment of Dr Morgan Busuku Mkhatshwa as Head of Operations.   Dr Mkhatshwa is a medical doctor with...

Dealing with kids and pregnancy

  • February 22, 2021
  • Bonitas
Dealing with pregnancy can be tricky on its own, but when you have a toddler or young kids to look...

Dealing with anxiety during pregnancy

  • February 15, 2021
  • Parenting Hub
Pregnancy can be a very happy and exciting time of your life, however, it can also be a time that...

The low down on Covid-19 test protocols

  • February 12, 2021
  • Bonitas
As South Africa finds itself starting to move out of the second wave of a Covid-19 outbreak, over 8 million...

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