On the link below a father proudly shows how to “calm a crying baby”. The following commentary is based on developmental neuroscience, and will conclude that this baby is not calmed, but in a state of fear. Download the  Bergman commentary on popular baby advice 1705 The commentary refers to the following video link https://www.facebook.com/DanielEisenman/videos/1531220930221747/ The.. read more →

28 Oct 2016
October 28, 2016

Research funding approved

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Good news to share !       (October 2016) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) have approved the funding of our research project, called “Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care Study”. This will take place in Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria and India, and will test whether skin-to-skin contact (SSC) started immediately after birth and practised continuously even on.. read more →

07 Sep 2016
September 7, 2016

Obstetric Violence in South Africa

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OBSTETRIC VIOLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA GUEST EDITORIAL South African Medical journal 424 May 2016, Vol. 106, No. 5 Abusive practices in obstetric care settings have been reported in the USA since the 1950s. However, it is only since the 2000s that this issue has been identified as a worldwide health and social problem. [1] The.. read more →

Dr Nils Bergman has recently had the second of two papers published that he has been working on for several years. Parents around the world are being told to put their babies to sleep on their backs(supine sleep) to protect them against SIDS. Nils’  first paper explains HOW sleeping on your back decreases the risk.. read more →

The benefits of using water for labour and birth are well known… Here are the facts… Relaxing in a deep pool of warm water can be a wonderful aid in labour. It’s worth having a pool mainly for this reason. Using a birth pool helps mothers to manage pain in labour and considerably reduces the need for medical pain relief. The.. read more →