Our clinic offers new parents advice on all aspects of baby care. The sister will gladly answer your questions and assist with any concerns you may have relating to your baby’s or your own health and your baby’s development.
An immunisation card will be issued to your baby at the time of delivery. His or her first vitals will be recorded there. This card is to be kept with you to keep track of baby’s growth trajectory, as well as clinic appointments, and future immunisations.
The clinic sister is available to assist you during the following hours:
- Monday: 08h00 – 12h30 and 14h00 – 16h30
- Tuesday: 08h00 – 12h30
- Wednesday: 08h00 – 12h30 and 14h00 – 16h30
- Thursday: 08h00 – 12h30
- Friday: 07h30 – 12h30 (Pap smears only by appointment)
Their guidance extends beyond baby to mother and includes family planning information and advice; pap smears which take place on appointment Friday mornings; emotional support; and breast self-examination demonstrations. The sister will further liaise with your family doctor regarding the well being of your baby and yourself. We claim directly from all Namibian medical aids, although co-payments may be required by your medical aid. Private patients are welcome.
The first years of your baby’s life are the most important. Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the holistic science that takes the view that your baby learns and develops both physically and psychologically from the time of pregnancy. These learnings and developments shape your baby’s personality, their physicality and will positively affect their whole life. Thus nutrition, stimulation and health care need to combine from early on in pregnancy and run right through childhood. In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Walvis Bay, our mothers are given informative materials about ECD. The club also offers personal attention, aiming to give your child the best start to life.