OUR TRIBE OF PROFESSIONALS
Each week we invite a leading, Adelaide based expert, to speak at one of our mother's group sessions.
Meet our amazing tribe of professionals.
Karina Savage from Smartbite Nutrition Consulting
Smartbite Nutrition Consulting was established by Karina in 2007 to fill a niche need -supporting parents to manage tricky paediatric gut conditions such as food intolerances, food allergies, IBS (FODMAP), infant colic, constipation and Coeliac Disease. Karina’s passion for the gut has led her to become an Australian leader in the field. She is renowned for her knowledge in paediatric gut disorders and nutrition and regularly presents on this topic, together with providing expert comment to media.
from Kelly Martin Sleep Consultancy
Kelly Martin is a baby whisperer and potentially your new best friend. A certified and experienced infant and child sleep consultant, she helps parents optimise their little one’s sleep patterns by working with families on a one-on-one basis as well as running informative and supportive group workshops.
After experiencing her own struggles with the sleep of her second child and receiving firsthand the benefits of working with a sleep consultant, Kelly was inspired to change careers. Now, having worked with over 1,000 families with children aged birth to four years, Kelly is committed to helping parents learn the skills they need to assist their children develop healthy sleep habits.
Tammy our Pre and Postnatal Specialist Trainer
Tammy is a Pre and Postnatal Specialist Trainer and a Clinical Pilates Instructor based in Adelaide, South Australia. She has been in the Health and Fitness Industry for over 10 years working directly with women to help educate and empower them with understanding their bodies and how to adapt movement at different stages of their journey.
She works specifically with pregnant women to create fit and strong bodies to prevent common aches and pains during pregnancy and to build endurance and body awareness to physically prepare for their birth marathon. She guides postnatal women through their journey initially post birth with repairing and re-connecting to their pelvic floor and deep core to begin their recovery.
Amanda Owens Founder + Principal Clinical Psychologist at Mindful Pathways
Amber Owen is a Clinical Psychologist based in Adelaide.
She has a passion for empowering women to experience calm, joy, and mindfulness throughout their motherhood journey from conception to birth and beyond.
Amber has experience working with women having difficulties adjusting to motherhood, and previously ran Postnatal Adjustment groups whilst working for the National Health Service in London. She facilitates Perinatal Wellbeing sessions and one-on-one psychological treatment for mothers in Adelaide.
Physiotherapist + Group Instructor
at Ivory Rose Physiotherapy
With an approachable and kind nature, Hazel takes time to get to know each and every client. She has lots of experience in treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, but her specialist knowledge lies in treating pregnancy pelvic girdle pain, abdominal muscle separation, pelvic floor rehabilitation, postnatal checks, prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, mastitis and more.
She will be a great asset in providing new mums some great ideas on how to support their postnatal physical healing and rehabilitation.
Hannah Willsmore- Hypno Birthing and Postnatal care Provider
Hannah Willsmore is a Midwife in private practice, life coach and award winning childbirth educator. She is based in Adelaide, South Australia but travels around the country as the resident midwife for the Pregnancy, Babies and Children's Expo. With her background working as a Midwife in multiple hospitals over the past seven years she has seen the gaps in our system, and aims to fill these to provide women with really great support. She has a passion for education and holistic, evidence based care, and strives to support women to thrive, not just survive in their new role. She currently offers a variety of midwifery services including postnatal in home care packages and Hypnobirthing Australia courses, as well as video and phone consults for women not in SA.
Karyn Hindle from Head 2 Toe First Aid
The mission of Head2toe First Aid is to empower people by providing first aid training that is flexible, fun and relevant. Karyn has over 15 years experience as a registered nurse and runs family first aid for new mums, dads and even children. Her philosophy is that people learn best in a relaxed environment where questions are encouraged and hands on skills are practiced. Karyn tailors her first aid talks specifically to the needs of the Bump & Beyond groups she is presenting to.
Anna Ritan Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist from Nourish Little Lives
Anna Ritan is a Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist and the creator of Nourish Little Lives.
Nourish Little Lives provides parents and families with evidenced based nutrition information to assist them in making informed decisions about their child's nutrition. Working with families to address their child's individual nutritional needs is Anna's passion.
As an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with 12 years clinical experience and years specialising in Paediatrics and Neonatology, she has worked with thousands of babies, children and families with starting solids, feeding difficulties, disabilities, premature birth, allergies, fussy eating, growth issues and gut health concerns.
She is also busy mum of 3 young children, so is all about individual, practical and realistic strategies that work for you and your family.
Nadia from The Golden Month
Nadia is a women’s health massage therapist, specialising in fertiltiy and pregnancy. She is a beautiful mother of 3 absolutely amazing children. She is the co founder of ' The Golden Month' a fantastic business that is all about supporting new mums in the first few months after birth. In her time as a women’s health practitioner she has seen many women, all from different walks of life struggling with postpartum depression, fatigue and many health conditions due to the lack of care in this special time 'The Golden Month'. She is passionate about sharing tips and trick on how to survive and thrive in those early months with a new baby.
Terri from Little Blossoms Baby Massage
Terri is a Baby Massage and Baby Yoga Instructor in Adelaide. After Terri had her daughter she discovered infant massage. She and her daughter enjoyed it so much she felt the urge to change careers so she could share the benefits with other new mamas.
Terri has worked with many families all over Australia both in person and online now. Many of the parents that come to Little Blossoms Baby Massage are wanting to connect with other mamas in the area, learn safe ways to massage their baby, including natural ways to ease troubles such as colic and constipation and also to learn ways to support their babies’ development through massage and movement. Terri creates a space where both baby and parent can feel supported and nurtured.
from Baby Sensory South Australia to talk about baby brain development
Baby Sensory offers unique sensory-based developmental classes from birth to 13 months to aid brain development in the first year of life. The programme was created by an expert in child development, Dr. Lin Day and classes are high quality with all the little details thought of. Classes are different every single week and are a fantastic way to meet other Families, learn more about your baby's development and have a truly magical experience with your baby. Kelly has been running classes for 6 years after taking her own baby to classes and has a true passion for babies and their development. She has completed a number of courses regarding baby and child development and has a great knowledge base around sensory input and brain development. Classes run all over Adelaide and has a follow on programme too called Toddler Sense which goes up to 4 years.