Water births are increasingly popular in South Africa and are billed as a calmer, more natural way to bring your baby into the world. But, decades after the birthing trend first gained notoriety, there is still a lot science doesn’t know about the delivery method that can carry rare but serious associated risks.
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Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.