sister ruwaida moola
Registered Nurse & Midwife Specialist (miracle births)/Birth on 5th Owner

Ruwaida trained as a General, Community, midwifery & Psychiatric nurse at Coronationville Nursing College and later did advanced Midwifery & neonatology and Education at the University of Johannesburg.

Ruwaida, Founder of Birth on 5 th has been practicing midwifery since 1999, working in various provincial and private hospitals, clinics and maternity units in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Witnessing childbirth in her schooling years was revelation that she would remain in that miraculous field of midwifery. Her passion was further strengthened during her midwifery training, where she was able to facilitate labour, offer support and be a part of labour and birth. She now has the privilege to impart knowledge to nursing student as a guest lecturer. She works closely with Doctors, midwives and the multidisciplinary team. After her first son needed an exchange transfusion for neonatal jaundice, she also developed a special interest in jaundice and home phototherapy.

Her Independent practice, Miracle Births, was established after the birth of her second son. Whilst continuing with her practice she also worked as a senior fertility sister in a fertility clinic where she had the privilege of been a part of couple’s lives from preconception to birth.

Ruwaida specializes in low risk pregnancies and birth, certified in aromatherapy & massage and has also worked in a pain clinic. She mentions that she has seen phenomenal success in the use of non-pharmacological methods of pain relief during labour.

She has been married to her lifelong partner Safie, and is blessed to be a mum of 2 children, who were both birthed in a hospital setting. Both boys were through normal births, and given her stature she was told that she might not be able to push…but she did!

Ruwaida tries to reach out to communities through television and radio talks. She is also a columnist for various pregnancy magazines.

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