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Clinics and primary health services are freely available in most countries in Southern Africa. Locate your closest clinic and the telephone number from your local authority or hospital.

Your baby will be weighed, checked for normal progress, and her development recorded. Immunisation procedures will be carried out. You will meet mothers with new babies in your area and find out about mother support groups. Primary health care clinics are now available in most areas. Many private childbirth educators offer excellent support services for new mothers.