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19 Episodes

Navigating your emotions through fertility treatment and infant loss

Mandy Rodriguez, returning guest and Clinical Psychologist, provides insights on how couples and individuals can navigate their emotions when going through fertility treatment and infant loss. Together with host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa they share the emotional challenges that individuals and couples face during these difficult times in their lives. In this…
15 Feb 57 min

Conception Nutrition 101: The foundation for starting a family

Registered Dietitian Sonia Malczyk provides a breakdown of the essential nutrients that men and women require to ensure healthy sperm and egg cells for a healthy baby. In this episode, Sonia in conversation with host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa explores conception nutrition, which forms the foundation for starting a family. You will…
13 Feb 1 hr 11 min

Dealing with postnatal depression

Postnatal depression is often a misunderstood condition that both mothers and fathers can experience. In this episode, Mandy Rodrigues, a returning guest to the #FerringPod and Clinical Psychologist, provides valuable information on what postnatal depression is, the risk factors for those likely to experience it, and strategies to lower the…
11 Feb 54 min

Treatment goals for an Inflamatory Bowel Disease (IBD) diagnosis

Learning that you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can be overwhelming. In this episode of the #FerringPod, Dr. Marc Ostrofsky, a Specialist Physician and a medical Gastroenterologist, discusses treatment goals for an IBD diagnosis, explaining that the targets of the patient are as important as the healthcare professionals' treatment goals…
26 Oct 2023 49 min

Constipation and encopresis in kids

Dr Celeste Kock, a Paediatric Gastroenterologist, describes constipation and encopresis in kids to host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa. In this episode of the #FerringPod, we explore how common these conditions are in kids, the causes, and go into detail on the treatment available to children experiencing constipation and encopresis. To understand how…
4 Jul 2023 51 min

Behavioural modifications for enuresis

Lizelle Grindell, a Neuro-electro Physiologist, discusses behavioural modifications for enuresis, commonly known as bedwetting with host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa in this episode of the FerringPod. They discuss the behavioural dos and don’ts that help children overcome bedwetting. Lizelle also debunks some misconceptions around bedwetting being psychological, where it is in fact…
2 Jun 2023 48 min

The psychology behind conception, birth to baby - owning your emotions

Navigating emotions during any type of pregnancy can be challenging. In this series of podcasts, Mandy Rodrigues, a Clinical Psychologist, speaks with host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa about the psychology behind conception, birth to baby, and how to own your emotions during this time. She provides you with valuable information on how…
28 Mar 2023 48 min

Diagnosed with prostate cancer - what are the next steps?

In this episode, Dr van der Merwe, a Urologist at the Urology Hospital in Pretoria, and host, Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa, have a conversation about being diagnosed with prostate cancer and what the next steps for patients would be. Dr van der Merwe addresses this crucial topic by answering important questions that…
14 Mar 2023 40 min

Induction of labour and cervical ripening

Induction and cervical ripening may sound scary but Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Leneque Lindeque explains all the important information surrounding this process. Stay informed and know what you can expect when it's getting close to your due date in this episode of the #FerringPod, hosted by Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa.
18 Dec 2022 33 min

The Different Birthing Options for Expecting Mothers

Understanding the different birthing options when you are expecting is so important. In this episode Dr. Esther Rockson, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, sits down with host, Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa to talk about all the different birthing options available and what some of these processes look like. Understand what your options are…
14 Dec 2022 55 min

The psychological impact of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) on the family

Navigating emotions during any difficult or challenging period can be tricky for most of us. In this series of podcasts Mandy Rodrigues, a Clinical Psychologist, speaks with host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa about the psychological impact of postpartum haemorrhage on the affected mother, father, family and caregiver. She provides listeners with practical…
11 Dec 2022 48 min

Postpartum Haemorrhage: A serious but rare condition

In this episode, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr McNiel from Limpopo MediClinic talks about the very serious condition, postpartum haemorrhage and its impact on the lives of new mothers. By listening to this episode of the #FerringPod, you will begin to understand what PPH is, what the symptoms are and…
27 Nov 2022 29 min

The psychological impact of preterm labour and birth on the family

Let’s start the conversation around the psychological and emotional impact a preterm labour and birth has on the affected mother, father, family and caregivers. In this series of podcasts, we feature Clinical Psychologist, Mandy Rodrigues who gives here professional insights on coping with the emotions the mother and father would…
22 Nov 2022 56 min

Premature Labour and Birth: Impact on mother and baby

Dr Ngotho, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist from Durban, KwaZulu Natal, talks about preterm labour and birth in this episode of the #FerringPod. He explains, to host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa, what preterm labour and birth is, what warning signs to look out for and what you as an expecting family can do…
21 Nov 2022 44 min

Adult Nocturia: Understanding how the bladder works

What is adult nocturia? How does the urinary system work? And when should you consult your healthcare professional? In this episode, Head of Department of Urology at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital and Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Professor Shingai Mutambirwa and host, Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa discuss all the important information…
13 Oct 2022 39 min

Liver Health: Understanding its role & function in keeping us healthy

In this episode, we will discuss the importance of the liver and its role in keeping us healthy with Dr. Bilal Bobat and host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa. Dr. Bobat, a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist practising at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, will provide insights into the various functions the liver performs…
15 Aug 2022 54 min

Prostate cancer in men: Why regular screening is essential

In this episode, Andrew Oberholzer, CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of South Africa, and host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa discuss the all-important topic of prostate cancer in men and why regular screening is so essential. Andrew's explanations will help you understand the importance of prostate health and raise awareness around prostate…
19 Jul 2022 41 min

Understanding bedwetting in kids

In this episode, we discuss bedwetting in kids with Dr Nico Lourens What is bedwetting? What are some of the causes of bedwetting in kids? When you should become concerned about your child's bedwetting. Lastly, our host Zoya Mabuto-Mokoditoa will discuss the types of treatments that Dr Nico Lourens, a…
30 May 2022 41 min

Diagnosed with IBD, what now?

In this episode, we discuss IBD in detail with Dr Ismail Moola. Welcome to the #FerringPod. At Ferring people come first. This episode will discuss inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD. What is it? What are the common symptoms, and how can it be treated? In this episode, our…
19 May 2022 47 min