Myth Busting Pregnancy and Breastfeeding


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With the state of pregnancy and breastfeeding being such a fragile time, a number of myths have developed surrounding the state.

On this episode, Adj Prof Shastra Bhoora and Dr Jarrod Zamparini help me bust some of these myths.

About our Guests:

Dr Bhoora is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist with a sub-speciality in critical care. She currently heads the obstetrics critical care unit at Charlottle Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. She is affiliated with Baylor College in Texas as an Associate professor in maternal critical care.

Dr Bhoora’s interests involve the acute management of obstetrics, gynaecology and trauma emergencies. She has played an instrumental role during the COVID pandemic for obstetric patients. Pregnant women have unique disease processes and if treated timeously are resilient. Dr Bhoora is currently completing her masters in science reflecting on COVID-19 in pregnancy. She promotes IPC principles and AMS among this vulnerable group. She is a master trainer in ESMOE and is passionate about teaching and empowering young minds to advocate for impeccable maternal health care.

Instagram: shastra_bhoora

Twitter: @shastrabhoora

Jarrod Zamparini is a Specialist Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) and a Lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine at Wits.

Jarrod has a special interest in Obstetric Medicine and is in the process of establishing an Obstetric Medicine Unit at CMJAH which, in addition to providing an inpatient service, provides outpatient services in the Medical Problems in Pregnancy Clinic as well as the PMTCT clinic. Jarrod is a founding and executive member of the Society of Obstetric Medicine of South Africa and a member of the International Society of Obstetric Medicine.

Twitter: @JZamps

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