Growing up, the idea of having children was both exciting and scary for me. Not because of the unknown, but because of the emotional and physical struggles women have to endure pre and post labour. What made this even more scary for me was that I believed women had to go through this experience alone. I was adopted by my grandparents at the age of 6 weeks, and although they loved and cared for me, there were milestones in my life that they just could not support me through because of their age. Childbirth was one of these milestones.
I have been fortunate to birth two beautiful daughters, but I had extreme difficulty in conceiving my second child, and also had a miscarriage in between. Each child presented unique challenges during and after birth, and apart from my husband, I had no support and guidance. The first few weeks after birth is difficult and frustrating, even if you have done it before. It was during this time that my husband found an amazing woman that supports new moms and who completely changed my life with her approach. After my experience I decided that I wanted to support others, to show them they are not alone, and to make them understand how amazing and powerful childbirth and post care can be. It should not be about stress and anxieties, but about memories and love - for both the parents and their newborns.
My goal is to provide an environment that is nurturing and gentle for you and your family. One that makes you proud of your achievement and focuses on the bond that you need to create with your newborn baby. More importantly, it is about caring for the new mom that has brought this beautiful little being to life, and ensuring she has all the love and support needed during this challenging time.
For those that would like to consult with me, I am based in Johannesburg South Africa, and look forward to guiding you through this wonderful journey.
* I am experienced in providing postpartum care and I am currently in the process of completing the required hours to gain full certification as a PPCP.