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Postpartum bleeding - what is normal?

  • September 15, 2020
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Elective surgeries - the disruption, the trends and back to…

  • September 11, 2020
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Physical touch & newborns - why is this so important

  • September 8, 2020
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The birth of your baby is a beautiful and special moment in both of your lives. You may be wondering...

How does my diet affect my pregnancy?

  • September 1, 2020
  • Bonitas
A healthy diet is always important, but during pregnancy you are eating for both you and your baby so it’s...

Neonatal jaundice, what is it and what happens if my…

  • August 24, 2020
  • Bonitas
Jaundice is a yellow discolouration of a baby’s eyes and skin and is fairly common in newborn babies. Although it...

Stimulating your baby's senses

  • August 17, 2020
  • Bonitas
The following information is to be used as a guide to and at the discretion of the end-user and should...

Cancelling your medical aid should be a last resort

  • August 13, 2020
  • Bonitas
When your income is threatened, reduced or, in the worst-case scenario has dried up, deciding where to spend and where...

Morning sickness - what to expect and how to deal

  • August 10, 2020
  • Bonitas
Being pregnant is an exciting time of your life, but it can be a little daunting.  Morning sickness is one...

Collaboration addresses the challenges of COVID-19

  • August 7, 2020
  • Bonitas
‘Collaboration between all the stakeholders is the cornerstone of tackling the coronavirus pandemic,’ this according to Lee Callakoppen, Principal Officer...

C-section questions, answered

  • August 3, 2020
  • Bonitas
One of the biggest decisions you’ll make about your baby’s birth is whether to have a vaginal birth or a...

Gestational hypertension, what is it and how can I avoid…

  • July 27, 2020
  • Bonitas
Gestational hypertension is high blood pressure (the pressure of your blood on the walls of your blood vessels) during the...

Why should I breastfeed my baby, and what if this…

  • July 21, 2020
  • Bonitas
Breastfeeding is important to your baby’s health and is the safest and healthiest thing that you can feed your little...

Dealing with Postpartum Depression - plus ways to deal with…

  • July 1, 2020
  • Bonitas
As a new mom, the birth of your baby is a beautiful and exciting time, but there is a darker...

Virtual medical consultations now available 24/7

  • June 15, 2020
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund announces that its free* virtual medical consultations, available to all South Africans, not just members, are now...

Vaccine against Streptococcus Pneumoniae

  • June 8, 2020
  • Bonitas
The World Health Organization (WHO) stresses that although pneumonia vaccines are not effective against COVID -19, vaccinations against respiratory illnesses...

Coronavirus – should you still have a flu vaccine?

  • June 3, 2020
  • Bonitas
The flu season is officially underway and, while Coronavirus is bringing the world to a standstill, it is important to remember that...

Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costs

  • May 26, 2020
  • Bonitas
As the number of COVID-19 infections creeps closer to 20 000, both public and private healthcare is going to be...

Supporting you through your pregnancy

  • May 19, 2020
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund believes that as an expecting mom your pregnancy should be a unique and joyful experience. Through targeted...

Lifestyle diseases and Coronavirus

  • May 12, 2020
  • Bonitas
As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 10 000, the health minister Zweli Mkhize has expressed concern about the...

Free virtual medical consultations for all South Africans

  • April 15, 2020
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund announced that it has extended its free virtual medical consultations to all South Africans. This facility includes...

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Cancelling your medical aid should be a last resort

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