My birth experience at a public hospital in South Africa

Andrew Letley | www.AuthenticallyAsh.com

A lot of people couldn’t believe it when I said I was going to give birth to Andrew naturally. A few more expressed even more shock when I told them I was going to have him at the National Hospital in Bloemfontein, which is a public hospital in South Africa.

The choice to have Andrew using the government system originally stemmed from not being on medical aid. A private hospital charges R50,000 for you to have a baby there without medical aid and a water birth with a private doctor costs R9,200. While we could have taken out a loan and done either of these options, we chose not to.  You see, Mark and I are earning enough to get by with, but paying back a loan is definitely not an option right now. I am so glad we chose to work with our government system, it has made me feel more connected with the country I am living in.

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First Web Article: Valentines day in Bloemfontein, the city of roses…

2 Days ago my first web article went live!  Here is the teaser:

Valentines day is fast approaching and how better could you spend it than in Bloemfontein “the city of roses”? Why give your sweetheart a bunch of roses, when you can enjoy a beautiful outdoor picnic at the Botanical Gardens or Oliewenhuis?

Perhaps outdoors is not the thing for you, then maybe a romantic dinner for two at New York Restaurant is more for you?

What is important to remember is that you need to know your partners Love Language and once you know that, then you will know how best to treat your sweetheart this valentines day. Read more here…