Dr Nils Bergman calls himself a Public Health Physician, and currently promotes and researches skin-to-skin contact on a fulltime basis.
He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a research affiliate of the South African Medical Research Council.
Dr. Bergman was born in Sweden and raised in Zimbabwe, where he also later worked as a mission doctor. He received his medical degree (MB ChB) at the University of Cape Town, and later a Masters in Public Health at the University of the Western Cape. During his years in Zimbabwe he completed a doctoral dissertation (MD, equivalent to PhD) on scorpion stings. He has worked in rural South Africa, Zimbabwe and Sweden, and his last posting was Senior Medical Superintendent of Mowbray Maternity Hospital in Cape Town, overseeing 18000 births per year.
He enjoys sharing the wildlife of Africa with his wife and three youngsters.
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On 28th July 2018, Dr. Nils Bergman presented the following slides at a Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla in San Diego.
- Neuroscience of Birth and the case for ZERO SEPARATION
- The vital improtance of SLEEP-FEED cycling in neurodevelopment
- PARENTAL PERINATAL BEHAVIOUR
- SKIN_TO SKIN CONTACT current evidence and future directions
- Neurologically Supportive Labour Ward and NICU Environments