A trusted guide to the professionals who will you support through your pregnancy, your birth experience as well as in the days and weeks after baby arrives. It takes a village to raise a child, and we believe that support during pregnancy, birth and postnatally is just as important. We refer our moms-to-be for complementary support and therapies such as chiropractic care, physiotherapy, reflexology, massage etc during pregnancy. Research demonstrates that many complementary therapies and practices (for example, massage or acupuncture for lower back pain) offer comfort with a lower risk of undesirable side effects than many medications.
A holistic approach considers all aspects of your family’s life to best prepare you for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.
We also encourage our expectant parents to hire a Doula as we consider Doulas a valuable part of the birth team. It is important to connect with your Doula and feel like you can trust her. She will be with you during one of the most intimate and vulnerable times in your life, so your comfort with her is vital.
Please view below our preferred supportive services, whom are all experts in their field.
our community of supportive services
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Laurette is a professional birth companion and Independent Private Doula with 14 years of experience who also offers a variety of Support Services. Laurette is a DOSA Doula who completed her training with Village Doulas / Sacred Space Doulas. Services such as: Pre Birth Support, Labour Day Support, After Birth Support, Therapeutic Pregnancy Massage, pre and post birth. Rebozo Techniques for assisting in the position of babies. Accupressure to assist in triggering labour. Rebozo Closing Techniques for After Birth Closing, with Body Touch.
Contact: 082 946 8803
Catherine Rodwell of Survival CPR is a Trauma and ICU Sister, her Infant and Child CPR and First Aid Course is tailor-made for new and expectant parents, childminders, grandparents, babysitters and anyone who has the responsibility of looking after babies and children. You will learn how to handle all First Aid emergencies as well as life saving CPR skills. Baby and child resuscitation and CPR and home safety such as drowning, temperatures and febrile convulsions, Baby and child choking, Head injuries, bleeding, burns, fractures, shock, Anaphylaxis and allergies, Childhood illnesses and baby medications. This course is a must for all parents.
Catherine RodwellInfant and Child CPR and First Aid Courses
Theoni Papoutsis is a Hypnobirthing Antenatal teacher, Kahuna massage therapist, Craniosacral Therapist, NLP Practitioner, Doula and Pregnancy Yoga teacher, Moms and Babes Yoga teacher and a doTERRA Wellness advocate. Over the last two decades she has taught, supported, inspired and held space for women to find trust in themselves and their bodies so that every baby feels welcomed. She offers birth preparation and motherhood services for parents wanting a supported experience in a nurturing space whether you are pregnant with your first child, or already on the journey of motherhood.
Contact: 083 229 3253
I believe birth is incredibly beautiful and powerful. It is a sacred moment and quite possibly one of the most important and life changing events in a woman’s life. I believe if women can carry the courage and strength they gain from a positive birth experience and transfer those qualities to their daily life the possibilities are endless. As a doula I believe in supporting your strength, and acknowledging the choices you make. It is a privilege to witness birth. It is profound.
Contact: 083 790 0123
Tamryn is an accredited HypnoBirthing®️ Childbirth Educator and certified birth doula in Centurion, Gauteng. She supports birthing parents by providing HypnoBirthing®️ antenatal classes, doula services, and birth equipment for hire/sale. Tamryn is a member of Doulas of South Africa (DOSA), an expert for BabyYumYum parenting portal, and an endorsed doula at a number of birthing centres and hospitals in Gauteng, including the Life Genesis Maternity Clinic. She is also a registered birth doula service provider with Discovery Health, Momentum Medical Scheme, and Fedhealth. She provides evidence-based, unbiased support that is tailored to meet her clients’ changing needs.
Contact: 076 360 3724
I’m a professional labour and birth doula as well as a bereavement doula who thoroughly enjoys learning new skills and techniques to better serve my clients. I am a DOSA (Doulas Of South Africa) member and offer the following services; Pre birth support, Labour and birth support, Post birth support, Perinatal bereavement doula services, Rebozzo techniques for optimal fetal positioning, Acupressure, Cupping.
I also work a lot with therapeutic grade essential oils to support my clients during pregnancy and birth.
Contact: 082 583 6915
During and after pregnancy reflexology helps to reduce the symptoms that sometimes present themselves, and assists in readying the body for birth. Pregnancy is one of the most special and significant experiences you may ever have. Prior to and during this time you need to prioritise your own health in order to sustain the health and development of the baby growing inside you. It is essential to nourish and nurture your body and soul for the duration of conception, the fetal stage and perinatal stage (just after birth) as this is when the foundation is laid for your mutual health and a strong bond between you and your baby.
Contact: 082 871 0210
Michelle WaltonTherapeutic Reflexologist
Certied Birth Doula, Aromatherapist and Trained Rebozo Practitioner offering Prenatal, Labour/Birth and Postnatal Support; Rebozo massages and classes; Aromatherapy and Rebozo products; and Aromatherapy consults.
Contact: 068 008 3820
Dr Carly Hurwitz
Each years, according to international studies, 1 – 3 babies out of each 1000 that are born will have hearing loss. In South Africa this translates to more than 300 000 babies who will be born with some sort of permanent hearing impairment.
Hearing screening is offered by audiologists at most private hospitals, and at many of the public hospitals too. It is a quick, easy and sage test which is done at the bedside and which most babies can even sleep through. Ideally it is important for all babies to be screened, and for this reason many audiologists offer to screen your baby’s hearing whilst you are still in hospital.
If your baby is not born is a hospital, or your birthing unit does not offer hearing screening, it is then recommended to have your baby’s hearing screened before he/she is 6 weeks old.
Contact: 011 622 6314/5 or 011 615 4912
Dr Carly HurwitzAudiologist
Dr Megan Main-Baillie
I am a Clinical Psychologist and mom practicing in Fourways, Johannesburg. I believe that a warm, stable, and trusting therapeutic relationship combined with the right tools can allow anyone to safely explore their trauma, losses and life struggles, and in doing so harness the energy needed to facilitate healing and ultimately improve their quality of life. I am passionate about the joys and struggles of being a mom, from the moment of conception to the the birthing process and beyond. The mental and emotional well being of a woman during pregnancy, birth and postpartum is a special interest for me as I believe most women do not get the support and tools they need through this process. If you’re struggling with infertility, miscarriage/s or loss of a baby, difficult and traumatic births, postpartum stress of any kind, and just the massive adjustment to motherhood, and anything in between then please get in touch.
Contact: 081 854 5808
Dr Megan Main-BailliePsychologist
I am a Registered Dietitian, obtained an honours degree from the Medical university of South Africa ( SMU), 2017. I am working as a Dietitian and have experience from both private and public services, I have also been featured on live radio shows. My role in healthcare is to assess, diagnose and treat nutritional and dietary problems using scientific evidence. I strongly believe that good nutrition is crucial in maintaining / restoring good health.I work very well with people and always offer nutrition treatment that is to the best of my ability and that is individualised , considering a range of factors such as age, activity level, religion, eating habits, existing conditions and symptoms, body size and lifestyle .I see clients clinically for one on one consultation online and I do home visits.
Contact: 064 901 5225 / 060 849 2957
- IMMUNISATIONS: State (on availability) and private immunisations.
- WEIGHING & CHECK-UPS: Baby weigh-ins and developmental check-ups.
- FEEDING ADVICE: Breastfeeding assistance and solid feeding advice.
- HOME VISITS: Home visits after the birth of your baby.
- EXERCISE ADVICE: Advice and support on post-natal exercises.
- ANTENATAL CLASSES: Antenatal / childbirth education courses.
Contact: 083 229 6964
Marion WingPaediatric Nurse
Dr Candice Barnard
Dr Candice Naida Barnard, (M. Tech. Hom. & B. Phys. Ed.) is a registered Homoeopath and teacher. Early life problems such as colic, teething, nappy rash, eczema and sleeplessness all respond well to homeopathic medicines. It can also help with demanding babies who appear to be clingy, discontented, bad tempered or nervous. The immune system develops during childhood and so it is the ideal time to introduce your child to homeopathy. Homoeopathy successfully treats children when they are ill, as well as strengthening their constitution and boosting their immune system making them less susceptible to illness and infection.
Contact: 082 095 6010
Dr Candice BarnardHomeopath
My name is Timor (“Tea-more” – It’s Hebrew) and I am a registered nurse/midwife and lactation consultant. I wanted to be a nurse since I was 3 years old, and when I met my husband in high school after he had just completed his basic paramedic course I decided to go into nursing, and specifically, I wanted to be a midwife. During my degree I assisted at DISA Clinic where I learnt about female sexuality and reproductive health. I received 6 achievement awards at the end of my degree, and did my community and contract year at Joburg Gen (Charlotte Maxeke) Hospital where I spent my time in different areas of the Gynae and Obstetric wards. After I completed that, I was accepted for a midwife position at Genesis Maternity Clinic where I learnt just how beautiful and intimate birth could (and SHOULD) really be like, and how we should honour and protect that space. I want to share what I have learnt with other parents, and to assist them to work with their children rather than fight against them – from birth to infant sleep and introduction to solids, etc. I also passed my SACLC exam with distinction. I am now a qualified lactation consultant and can assist you in your breastfeeding journey.
Contact: 072 122 2159
Timor LifschitzLactation Consultant
I’m a childbirth educator and breastfeeding consultant with over 30 years experience. I have 2 lovely daughters 2 great son in laws and 4 very special granddaughters. My aim in life is to be able to impart evidence base information to couples to have a positive experience for parenthood. I offer one day antenatal course at your homes. I also online zoom to fit in with you requirements.
Contact: 083 260 0324
Jane MaclarenLactation Consultant
Dr Bridget Sutton
Anyone will benefit from Chiropractic treatment regardless of their existing state of health. Treatment can be tailored to suit everyone from the newest baby to the oldest grandparent. Whilst physical pain in its various forms is the most frequent presenting complaint of most clients seeking chiropractic care in South Africa you do not have to be in pain to see a Chiropractor. Treatment with Bridget includes a combination of chiropractic adjustment and soft tissue techniques such as ischaemic compression, dry needling, fascial release and massage techniques. Treatments are client-centered, client-directed (many clients do not like some aspects of the soft tissue techniques and are free to communicate their preferences to Bridget) focus on the whole client rather than just the physical body.
Contact: 082 682 8553
Dr Bridget SuttonChiropractor
Dr Susan Goslett
Dr Susan Goslett, a neurologically-based chiropractor has a particular focus on the optimal function of the nervous system. Our advanced, internationally-taught techniques and methods of adjustment not only suit patients that seek a chiropractor as a result of pain, but also lend themselves to those that are looking to improve their general state of physiological well being. Her low-force techniques are particularly suited to pregnant ladies, babies and those more sensitive patients that don’t like, or may be more sensitive to the traditional high-impact adjustments. Our experience is that patients initially contact us as a result of back pain, neck pain or headaches, but with regular treatment many experience improvements in other areas such as sleep patterns, bowel movements, memory and concentration, and a general feeling of well-being and improved quality of life.
Contact: 011 462 1089