Fifteen expectant moms attended a 10-week course run by The Zoe Project, during which they learned all about their pregnancy and childbirth.
The Zoe Project is a non-profit organisation which works in MOUs in the Western Cape, providing free services by trained volunteers These include doula and childbirth companions, counselling, nursery assistants, mom and baby packs and antenatal classes.
They told the Plainsman they had hosted a graduation ceremony and baby shower on Thursday April 28, of the first antenatal classes held at the Mitchell’s Plain Midwife Obstetrics Unit (MOU).
Natasha Fieliciano, who co-ordinated The Zoe Project initiative, said they empowered the women with knowledge, which helped to lighten the load of medical staff in the labour wards. It also led to a more positive experience for moms giving birth at MOUs, she added.
Each mom received a bucket containing gifts for mom and baby sponsored by Thula Baba.
To get involved with the The Zoe Project email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thezoeproject.co.za or call 073 174 1992.