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Marie Stopes South Africa

Marie Stopes centres offer the following wide range of sexual and reproductive healthcare services:

  • Contraceptives
  • HIV & STI testing
  • Termination of pregnancies
  • Pregnancy care
  • Women’s wellness
  • Pap smears
  • Vasectomy
  • Female sterilisation
  • Male circumcision

There are 3 centres located in Cape Town. They are in Bellville, Cape Town and Wynberg.

For information and booking queries contact 0800 11 77 85

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Mowbray Maternity Hospital

If you are having a baby and live within our catchment areas (Woodstock to Claremont; Mowbray to Sawkins Road; all the Avenues in Rondebosch East), you are welcome to book in with us and allow us to guide you along your journey to motherhood. We have been doing this since 1916.

Mowbray Maternity is a referral hospital – meaning that mothers who have booked at Midwife Obstetric Units (MOUs) in Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu and Retreat who have been assessed by a midwife or doctor and require a higher level of care are referred to us according to the medical need.

We offer a full range of high-level maternity services, spanning the three main stages of childbirth – Antenatal care; labour and delivery; and postnatal care. With our caring, experienced and highly trained team of midwives and obstetricians and our state-of–the-art facilities, we will ensure you receive the best possible care, and that the process of giving birth is the joyous event it is meant to be.

Most women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. For women who have a higher risk of developing a problem during pregnancy or birth, we offer the most advanced programmes and care available.

Tel: 021 695 3026/ 021 605 2991

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List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
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PROCARE offers specialized services of the highest standard to prospective adoptive parents and biological parents in need of assistance regarding adoption. Our social workers are accredited by the Dept of Social Development and the SA Council for Social Service Professions to provide national adoption services. We specialise in the following services:

Adoption counselling and assistance:
– In the event of an unplanned pregnancy
– Infertility counselling
– Pre and post abortion counselling

Comprehensive screening and support services to prospective adoptive parents:
– Baby adoptions
– Step parent adoptions
– Trans racial adoptions

Tel: 021 873 0532

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Midwife Obstetrics Units (MoU) directory

1. The Provincial Government of the Western Cape provides affordable services to pregnant mums and their babies via community health services. Please visit this website for more information as well as a list of clinics and MoUs for parents/caregivers.