For moms, dads & families

To all the moms and dads out there who suffer from depression or anxiety, you are not alone! Some of our mom’s shared their stories in the above documentary and in our Mothers’ Stories section. 

Leaflet for future mothers
caesarean section information
Giving birth to a baby can be a wonderful experience. However, during pregnancy, your body and emotions will change. The following information could help you understand these changes better and help you be better prepared for motherhood.

Download the leaflet by clicking on your preferred language: English • isiXhosa 
Afrikaans • French

Wellness booklet

This booklet is for mothers who are pregnant or who have had their babies.

It may help you to feel better, or keep you feeling well during this important time in your life.

To read or download the booklet click here.

Teenage pregnancyHaving a baby is a major life event, whether you are 30 or 16, and whether it was planned or not. This leaflet tries to answer some of the questions you have regarding pregnancy, labour, becoming a mother and raising a child. 

For further information, you can also read our booklet for teenagers.

Violence against women 

It is not always easy to talk about violence, especially if you are pregnant and are experiencing domestic violence.

This leaflet is a guide for mothers and provides valuable information on where to go and who to contact if you need any support. 

Read or download our leaflet here.

What is a C-section?

A caesarean-section, or C-section, is a cut in a woman’s lower belly and uterus to deliver the baby. Why do some women need a C-section and what happens to my baby after the C-section?

Why do some women need a C-section and what happens to my baby after the C-section?

Click here to download and read this leaflet.

Maternity booklet for mothers and carersInformation for moms, dads and carersThis booklet is full of information, suggestions and support for mothers and their carers.

We have developed it together with the Department of Health and you might have seen it at your clinic already, but you can download it here as well.

Information for future fathers
dads mental healthPostnatal depression can affect dads too. Find out about common concerns for new dads and discover helpful tips on how they can become more involved. This information could help you be better prepared for what is happening.

Download by clicking on your preferred language:
EnglishisiXhosa • Afrikaans • French

 

 

 

For family and friends

Birth Companion
birth companion

Supporting mothers during birth for partners, fathers, mothers, friends.
If you have been asked to accompany a mother during her birth, this Birth Companion leaflet is for you!

 

Information for moms, dads and carers

 

Maternity booklet for mothers and carers
This booklet is full of information, suggestions and support for mothers and their carers.

We have developed it together with the Department of Health and you might have seen it at your clinic already, but you can download it here as well.

Seeking help 

Find out where to get help if you or your partner suffering from perinatal depression or anxiety in our Resource Directory for South Africa.