Tips, tricks & hacks from our favourite doctors, doulas and panel of experts.
Welcome to our resource center mama! Here you’ll find loads of helpful articles, blogs and information to help you through every phase of your pregnancy and beyond. All our hacks, tips and tricks are 100% baby safe and are tried and tested by REAL moms.
From aches and pains, to skincare and hormonal changes, we’ve got the answer to your question! Browse our selection of 100% baby safe pregnancy hacks.
The new journey of motherhood can be quite daunting in the beginning. These blogs will answer the most common questions and concerns new mommies have as well as share some of our favorite baby apps.
Unfortunately our little bundles of joy don’t come with user manuals. These blogs address everything from daily bath routines, feeding schedules, sleep regression and everything in between.
Meet Our Experts
Jessica Joubert – Occupational Therapist
Jess Joubert graduated with a B. Occupational Therapy with distinction in 2020 from the University of Pretoria. “I am originally from Johannesburg but am currently working in the rural Eastern Cape. I love the entire scope of OT but have a special interest in paediatric neurology.
I have completed short courses in the neurodevelopmental supportive care of the preterm infant as well as neuro anatomy which assist me in working with children and families to ensure optimal child development.
I chose occupational therapy as I wanted to be in a position where I am able to form meaningful relationships with families and children and be a part of their journey to fulfilling their potential. I look forward to journeying with you all and sharing my expertise on all thing’s child development!”.
Social Media Handles:
@i_am_occupationaltherapy (Facebook and Instagram)
B. Occupational Therapy with Distinction (UP)
Kirstin Sylvester – Registered Dietitian, SACLC
Kirstin Sylvester graduated with BSc Dietetics Cum Laude from Stellenbosch University. ” I am a registered dietitian and South African Certified Lactation Consultant. I am incredibly passionate about nutrition in the first 1000 days from conception until two years of age. Along with my special interest in paediatric nutrition, I love working with women of all ages with various nutritional needs. I help women and children to achieve their dietary goals and build a healthy relationship with food.”
Social Media Handles:
BA Psychology (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
BSc Dietetics Cum Laude (Stellenbosch University)
Post Graduate Lactation Course (University of the Witwatersrand)
Please note bookings can be made: In-person for Somerset West or Claremont (Cape Town) or virtually across South Africa.
Dr Caitlyn Bauer – Registered Chiropractor
Hi! My name is Dr Caitlyn Bauer, and I’m a Registered Chiropractor with a special interest in pregnancy and paediatrics.
I’ve always enjoyed treating pregnant ladies and babies, but my own recent journey into motherhood has reignited my passion and highlighted the need for supporting new moms during their postpartum period, which can feel incredible and exciting, but also scary and lonely.
I have been fortunate enough to have the most incredible support system and I am so excited to join this team and play a part in sharing what I’ve learnt to support you in this amazing journey, as a fellow mom and holistic healthcare professional
Registered Chiropractor (MTech Chiro)
Melanie Frost – Pregnancy Treatment Specialist
After qualifying with my international and South African diploma in Health & Skincare, I quickly developed a fiery passion for education and more specifically, specializing in the amazing pregnancy treatment world. This passion was fueled by a desire to ensure treatment excellence for moms-under-construction, and that our therapist community is being trained at the highest standards to ensure treatment excellence. One of my favourite quotes is “Knowledge is power….. but Knowledge shared is power multiplied” I believe in not only empowering our therapist community but also our mamas out there, so they can make educated choices when it comes to safe and effective pregnancy treatments throughout their incredible nine month and beyond journey.
Contact details: www.blackfrostsa.co.za
Tracey Clark – Skincare Expert
Tracey Clark is an internationally qualified Somatologist. “Skincare and skin health is my absolute passion. My journey in the professional skin care industry started with my studies commencing in 1992 where I subsequently stayed on becoming a senior lecturer for over 10 years. My years studying and lecturing with some of the most well- known experts in the industry is what has made me who and what I am today. As a very young adult I had acne and endometriosis and at the time there was no professional guidance available on how to best treat my skin. The impact hormonal imbalance, endometriosis and fertility treatments had on my skin has left me passionate about helping others. Helping other woman understand the changes in their skin and giving sound professional advice on how to best
Tracey’s passion for skincare comes from a very personal place and her success in this field is backed by her personal experience. We can say that Tracey walks her talk, with confidence!
Founder and owner of Beauty Worx and proud distributor of Juliette Armand.
Instagram: Beauty Worx
Katrina Meek – Professional Doula
Katrina Meek is a mother, a wife, a sister, an Aunty, a friend and a DOULA. “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 a birth. It is profound.”
WOMBS trained Doula / Birthing Partner
Founder The Doula JHB
Facebook: Doula JHB
Dr Kometsi Mokuele – Dentist
Dr Kometsi Mokuele (Dr. K) has been a family Dentist since 1996 with a special interest in the areas of Paediatric dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry, Root Canal treatment and Minor Oral surgery. Dr K and his team aim to provide the most comfortable environment to ensure children relax during dentist appointments to get the best treatment they can.
BDS (Wits) 1996
Dentist and MD at Dr KP Mokuele Inc.
MD at Sunset Dentistry Pty Ltd
Instagram: Dr Kometsi Mokulele
Have a Question? Ask our Panel of Experts!
Are you struggling with something mama, baby or pregnancy related? Ask our panel of experts and we’ll be in touch with the best advice and reading material.