Welcome to our resource center! Here you’ll find loads of helpful articles, blogs, and information to help you through every phase of your pregnancy, babycare, and beyond.
From aches and pains, to skincare and hormonal changes, we’ve got the answer to your question! All our hacks, tips, and tricks are 100% baby safe and are tried and tested by our mamas.
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.
Mama Skin & Body Care
No matter what your skin type, a daily skin & body care routine can help you maintain overall skin health, improve specific concerns, and push back the signs of ageing. Mama Skincare has selected a range of natural and organic options, ensuring efficacy and safety.
Wellness or the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis, to attain better physical and mental outcomes, with nutrition, supplements, exercise, mindfulness, and more, so allowing you to thrive!
Natural and Organic Living is a lifestyle, which is dedicated to making more informed choices when confronted with decisions that influence your health, sustainability and the environment. It is a lifestyle that promotes sustainable development and encourages the application of natural methods in work, life, and play wherever possible.
Meet Our Experts
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: Sunset Dentistry
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
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.
Facebook: Beauty Worx
Instagram: Beauty Worx South Africa
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
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)
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.
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)
Tahnita Monteiro – Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for working with infants, children and their parents. I have experience working at multiple psychiatric and general hospitals around the country, and am currently working in private practice. My journey in psychology began with in interest in understanding how trauma, particularly developmental trauma, can shape one’s life and experiences in such profound ways. To be able to share and create a sacred healing space is the greatest privilege. Therapy provides a space for both children and parents to embark on a journey of expressing and healing. It is a safe place to explore difficulties and discomfort in order to reach ones true potential and become your most authentic spontaneous self.
MSc Clinical Psychology (NWU)
BSc Honours in Psychology (UJ) and
BSc Human Physiology and Psychology (UJ)
Email address: email@example.com
Angela Tait – Qualified Pharmacist
“Growing up, I was always fascinated by the human body and the way in which medication ‘magically made us feel better’. My name is Angela Tait, and I graduated my B.Pharm degree in 2020 from Nelson Mandela University making me a qualified pharmacist. During my internship, I worked at a large hospital in Gauteng and I am currently working as a community service pharmacist at a very small hospital in the heart of the Transkei. I was thrilled when I was asked to assist all the mommies and daddies on Mama skincare. Knowing that I am there to offer guidance and comfort when it comes to medication do’s and don’ts makes me happy. I want to offer comfort and share my experience and advice with as many people as I can.
Dr Jeanne Grace – Biokineticist
Dr. Jeanne Grace holds a doctorate postgraduate qualification specialising in Biokinetics with over 20 years’ experience practicing as a Biokineticist. I am currently a business associate at Donavan Pillai Biokineticists and a Professor in Biokinetics at an academic institution. I have published 32 articles in national and international scientific journals and presented them at several National and International Biokinetic scientific conferences.
As an avid sportswoman, my interest in exercising during my pregnancy and having the experience to prescribe safe exercise programmes during pregnancy was the brainchild to offering individual and group classes to pregnant ladies.
Hence, I take an interest in prescribing safe and effective therapeutic exercises to those suffering from pregnancy-related disorders like high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, osteoporosis, heart diseases, lower back pain, depression and anxiety. Being physically active myself and practicing as a Biokineticist ensures that your pregnancy journey from an exercising point of view will be an enjoyable experience.
BA [(Honours – Professional degree in Biokinetics) (UFS)]
BA Human Movement Science) (UFS)
BA Honours in Recreation (UFS)
MA Human Movement Science (UP)
Ph.D. Biokinetics (UNW)
Donavan Pillai Biokinetcists and Associates
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