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I am an Occupational Therapist and a mom of two little girls. I have developed a passion for supporting moms in their journey of adjusting to motherhood. Becoming a mom is a wonderful and exciting time, but it can also bring with it some new challenges that can be hard to face. I want Mom Matters to be a safe and comfortable space for moms to come and access the support they need, I believe that kind of support is vital in these early months of motherhood. They will have an o...pportunity to have their questions answered too as I have handpicked some well-respected professionals to chat with the moms about those challenging topics in the group.”

“They say it takes a village to raise a child, but I believe that village is vitally important in the day-to-day support of a mother.”- Sarah Cosentino, founder of Mom Matters.

Mom Matters offers a postnatal group for moms with babies under 9 months, as well as individual consultations for moms with babies and toddlers.

Mom Matters Postnatal Group – A unique, supportive group-space for moms with babies under 9 months. Runs weekly for a period of 8 weeks. We cover topics such as:

Your Body After Baby
Adjusting to Mommyhood
Baby’s Development
Sleep
First Aid
Feeding and weaning
…and so much more

Mom Matters Individual Consultations - I will meet you in the comfort of your home or at my consultation space in my home. The main focus of this service is supporting you, the mom, in the challenges you are facing and questions/worries you may have in the first year of your child’s life.

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One week left to donate your bras. Please contact me to arrange to drop them off. There are plenty of women who have never owned a bra! Let’s get behind this.

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Sophie & Jane Lingerie
18 hrs

One week left!

Donate your old or new bras by the 28th February, and save on a bra (or two!) for you!

Step 1: Open your lingerie drawer and take out those bras ...you never wear.

Step 2: Send them directly to Sophie & Jane or drop them off at your nearest drop off point. Once you've donated you will receive a discount voucher code and can save 10% on your purchase from Sophie & Jane.

Step 3: Feel warm and fuzzy all over, knowing that this simple act will help a woman in need feel empowered and beautiful.

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Lisa May Martens
· January 18, 2018
This group was worth every second and cent. The topics were relevant, well thought out and presented in a very non threatening way. It gave me lots of great advice. The host, Sarah, is relaxed, kind, ...and full of wisdom and advice. The venue is relaxed and comfortable (with delicious snacks and lots to drink). The space is very emotionally safe and supportive and is just what every new mom needs!

But most importantly I connected with an incredibly special group of mom's. We became fast friends and continue to chat long after the group has ended.

This group is a very necessary investment into you as a mom. We often lose ourselves in the newborn stage so take the time to go to this group to give back to yourself. You will get so much out of it.
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Clair Engelbrecht
· November 23, 2017
I was fortunate to get the opportunity to attend this support group shortly after baby was born. Before he was born i thought "why would i need to go to any sort of support group" but the truth is bec...oming a mom for the first (or even 2nd or 3rd) time really is an adjustment to ones life. This group gave me a safe space to share the good and the ugly. It taught me many things i never knew about sleeping, feeding, baby development and my body post pregnancy. I also had the privilege to meet a group of wonderful mothers who i hope i will remain in contact with.... oh and dont forget my wonderful prize... the baby ubuntu carrier that i won at the weekly prize giveaways. I definitely recommend thjs group to all new moms out there xxx See More
Engela Siemens
· November 22, 2017
This is a must for any new mom! As a mom of 3 I was sceptical on joining as I thought I knew most of what could be taught. Man was I wrong!!! The sessions are super informative and the safe environme...nt makes it so relaxing to share and experience from others. THANK YOU Sarah...your efforts doesn't go unnoticed! See More
Shireen Botha
· November 22, 2017
So helpful in getting you out of the house with your new little person - sessions are comfortable & relevant and definitely made my journey a little easier as a new mommy �
Elizabeth Hartzenberg
· November 22, 2017
What a fantastic way to spend ones Wednesday morning! Very informative as well as meeting other new moms. Highly recommended!
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Moms, ever looking for something great to do with your little ones? Want to meet some other families with young children? Download the Adventure Clubs app and get adventuring! Here is a beach walk happening in the area soon:

Have a look at Beach Walk: Fresh Air & Fun! This is a great way to spend quality time with your child. Come join the fun!

https://m.adventureclubs.com/adventure/4841

Have a look at Beach Walk: Fresh Air & Fun! Bring your Little Adventurers and come adventure with us! Adventure Clubs, https://m.adventureclubs.com/adventure/4841
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Getting really stuck into some great knowledge about breastfeeding today, with expert IBCLC Jean Ridler.

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A lovely competition for an awesome discount on a Nurture One cushion. Check it out pregnant moms.

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nurtureOne

C O M P E T I T I O N TIME
In the light of Pregnancy Awareness campaign one lucky pregnant mommy stand a chance to win 50% discount on a nurtureOne Nesting Cush...ion!

To ENTER:
1. Like our page nurtureOne
2. Like the post
3. Post a picture of your bump under this post
4. Tag a pregnant mommy friend
5. Share the love

Please Note:
Competition will run from 16 - 27 February 2018.
Winner will be picked at random and announced on Wednesday the 28th of February 2018.

EVENTS:
Jen will be talking at the following Mediclinic Baby Pregnancy awareness campaigns as well as at Life Heath Care, Little Life Pregnancy awareness update.

- 15 Feb - Milnerton Mediclinic
- 17 Feb - Vergelegen Mediclinic
- 23 Feb - Durbanville Mediclinic
- 24 Feb - Life Health Care at Vincent Pallotti Hospital
- 27 Feb - Mediclinic Morningside

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Week 4 of this term and we chatted all about our postpartum bodies. So lucky to be joined by Denise Louw of Core Restore Holistic Pilates Studio. Healthy strong mama = better mama. #mommatters #findyourvillage

A very worthy cause! Come drop off your unwanted bras with me for the month of Feb. Read more over at Sophie & Jane Lingerie

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Sophie & Jane Lingerie

For women in disadvantaged communities a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable.
Together with PinkDrive we are collecting new and second hand bras to send t...hem to all those women in need.
Our goal is to collect 1,000 bras!

Send your bras directly to Sophie & Jane and receive a 10% discount when purchasing new bras from our online store.

Alternatively, drop your bras off at a donation box near you.

* Contact Little Josh directly for directions.
**Contact Pavla directly for directions: pavlabar@gmail.com
*** Contact Leonie directly for directions: 0836437452

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Another lovely morning with my Term 1 group of mothers. The topic: SLEEP! Our babies are all so different, and all so normal, and this phase of broken sleep will pass. X
Big thanks to Erica Neser of @babysleepzzzone for joining us again this term, your helpful informative input about sleep, help with wearing baby in a wrap, and giving away a copy of your book to mom Candice! Erica’s book “How babies and toddlers really sleep” is available in print or PDF on her website https://ericaneserbabysleep.wordpress.com/

Rather get your baby an interesting mat for tummy-time, and a ball to rock and sit on. Have a read...

For babies, any 'baby seat' like the Bumbo, where the baby is forced to sit into an upright posture with little upper body support should be avoided. Free video. GymbaROO.
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Join Positive Birth Movement on Sunday 18 Feb for their first meeting of the year. You’ll chat with other moms and have the opportunity to ask lots of questions about birth. This is for anyone, whether still pregnant or already given birth. A valuable space to talk.

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Sun 10:00 AM UTC+02Intercare BlaauwbergCape Town, South Africa
18 people interested

Beautiful mobile frame with monochrome beads. And what a great price! Have a look at Cotco, proudly owned by one of our group’s past moms! 💗 #style #function #beauty

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Cotco

*On Trend!!!*
Functional changing mat mobile with contrasting coloured beads. R350 excl delivery.
Enough stimulation to keep your little one busy while changing... them into something drier 😎
#cotco
#bethefirstofyourfriends
#changingmatmobile
#thenextbigthing
#functional
#quality
#handmade
#babyfurniture
#babynursery
#gift
#compactumaccessories
#musthaveitems

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Our Term 1 group of lovely moms is well underway, and that means- registration for the Term 2 group is now open! Term 2 starts 18 April. Who is having baby soon and keen to join? Inbox for more info

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Wed 10:00 AM UTC+02Mom Matters
7 people interested

Thanks once again Doriska from Sr Lyns Baby Clinic for your time chatting with us today. Your support and care always means so much to the mothers. Thank you to Umatie for the vouchers for free meals for when the babies start with solids.
#MomsMatter #findyourvillage #bustmyths #breastfeeding #nojudgement #healthymama

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This Fair is going to be worth the visit- and check out this lovely baby furniture from Cotco- owned by one of our very own moms from the group last year.

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HEY BABY Boutique Fair - For BUMP, BABY & MUM to HEY BABY Cape Town Fair

Cotco simple yet elegant nursery furniture will be on show at HEY BABY Boutique Fair - For BUMP, BABY & MUM Cape Town.

Find them at the next HEY BABY Boutique F...air - For BUMP, BABY & MUM located at Venue D'Aria on the 24th & 25th of February 2018
Entrance fee is R20 pp (all kids under 16 FREE!)
Premium shopping and a fun filled day out for the whole family.

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And Term 1 has started! Was so lovely meeting my new group of mothers and their babies. Today our guest was Tarryn Walton of My Birth Boutique and we shared our birth experiences together.
A big thank you to Tina from Tina's Cake Toppers in a box & Cakes for sponsoring the most beautiful cupcakes for all the moms.

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Pregnant? Book your spot on the next HypnoBirthing course with Doula Aneesa and you will receive a 50% discount to attend the following term of Mom Matters postnatal group. What a great combination of birth and postnatal support!

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Doula Aneesa is at Intercare Blaauwberg.

Journey into parenting will be an amazing experience with lots of learning curbs!!! The key is how you regard your own role in pregnancy, birthing and parenting.... Let the adventure begin… book your Hypnobirthing Classes with Doula Aneesa Starting Saturday 3rd February 2018.... xxxDoula Aneesa

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Last chance to book your place in the Term 1 group. Join a wonderful group of moms and babies and share weekly chats, access professional advice, and learn so much about yourself and motherhood. We start on Wednesday, a few places left. Enquire now by sending a message. 💗
PS the line-up of guests is really exciting!