Early pregnancy care essential for moms-to-be

Expectant mothers should build a relationship with their  local maternity unit early on so that they can receive antenatal  pregnancy care.  Paulette Muller, a midwife in the Macassar obstetric  unit in Strand, says making an appointment at a local clinic should be one of the first entries on a pregnant woman’s to-do list.

“Early booking in pregnancy is key. We encourage all pregnant mothers to book with us as soon as they find out that they are pregnant. This  prepares mothers mentally and physically.”