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ME-A-MAMA'S MATERNITY STYLIST
After 5 years as a maternity stylist, for Your Pregnancy Magazine, Fashionista Zoe Fairbrother-Straw has learnt what works and what doesn't. Here are her top 5 maternity garments:
- 1. A great pair of maternity jeans. Bootleg if you like flat pumps and skinny if you're wearing them with boots.
- 2. A Wrap Dress. Endlessly stylish, flattering and comfy. Looks great worn alone or over jeans and yoga pants.
- 3. A Wrap Top. Makes you feel secure and look pretty. Also great for breast feeding.
- 4. Leggings. These are great in winter tucked into boots and worn with your wrap dress or a long white blouse and jacket.
- 5. A Cami. Great for layering and lengthening the wear of your non maternity items for as long as possible. A good one will help relieve some of the
pressure of that heavy bump.
Fashion Editor and Personal Stylist
Your Pregnancy and The Style Counsel
ME-A-MAMA'S PREGNANCY AND POSTNATAL YOGA
Leigh Manning has been practicing Hatha yoga for 13 years, specialising in pregnancy yoga after experiencing the benefits of yoga during the pregnancy of her two sons. Yoga is a great way for a mother and unborn baby to bond and babies are also welcome to join moms for post-natal classes. For more info about classes in Cape Town starting at R80 an hour for 3-5 people or R180 for individual classes,
ME-A-MAMA'S BREAST FEEDING SPECIALIST
Pauleen Nelson is a registed nurse, registered midwife and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has extensive experience in childcare ranging from vaccinations, advising mothers about baby care, breastfeeding, as well as bottle feeding, weaning, assessing growth parameters and baby milestones to mention a few. As well as being a private practitioner, she's been working as a lactation consultant at the Kingsbury Hospital for the last 6 years. Having breastfed her own two beautiful girls for almost a year each, she understands the joys and tribulations of breastfeeding. Her passion is to support and empower you on your mothering journey.
Pauleen Nelson is available for private consultations in your home or at her practice.
Contact: Cell: 0840329104
ME-A-MAMA'S PEDIATRIC GP
Dr Sibylle Moehl, known as Dr Billi to her patients, is a GP for children. Although not a specialist paediatrician, Dr Billi has more than 20 years experience in the paediatric sector which has equipped her to deal with a broad range of acute and chronic conditions. Since graduating from UCT in 1988, she has worked in paediatrics in a variety of settings namely, the rural Eastern Cape, Red Cross Childrens' Hospital, a couple of years for the NHS in London, Retreat Community Health Centre and now she runs a very intimate home based practice in Hout Bay. Between consulting at her practice and being a mom of 2 children, she is also happy to give advice over the phone. Being gentle and approachable, she puts every mom's anxieties to rest.
Dr Sibylle (Billi) Moehl
Contact: 083 455 4100 / 021 791 3000
PREGNANCY MASSAGE THERAPIST
Pregnancy Massage can help with common complaints like nausea, back pain, edema and is a great way to prepare the body and mind for the birthing experience.
It creates as space where mom can fully relax and bond with her baby. Postural awareness is promoted and exercises are included into the treatments to strengthen the body in this period of constant change.
Massages can help the baby to settle into the optimal fetal position for labor.
For more information please visit www.elementalbalance.co.za or call Anne on 0798 112 560.
LABOUR DAY BEAUTY PACKAGE
Skin @ Hout Bay specialise in skin rejuvenation & body therapies in a boutique-style environment.. The Me-a-Mama labour day package will prepare your body for your labour day. You will receive a bikini wax, underarm wax, pedicure, eyebrow and eyelash tint for R495. A lovely gift for a friend's babyshower or a treat for yourself.
1 Harbour Road, unit 3 opposite mariner's wharf, Hout Bay, Western Cape 7806 p: 021 791 3911 f: 086 6060 111
PREGNANCY & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
Abri and Joannette Kruger capture life's precious moments! They use natural light in a natural setting making for a lifelong artpiece. Take a look at their amazing portfolio www.capturedmoments.co.za
Joannette Kruger 079 506 4937.