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.
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.
Founder, Physiotherapist and Group Instructor
at Ivory Rose Physiotherapy
Founding Ivoryose in 2015, Kat has always been driven by a simple but clear goal: to improve the lives of women at all ages, from all walks of life. With a mission to make quality care accessible to all women, Kat holds a special soft spot for mums navigating the season of new motherhood.
With an approachable and kind nature, Kat takes time getting to know each and every client. She has years of experience in treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, but it is in complex pelvic floor rehabilitation that Kat truly shines. For this reason, Kat is our go-to Senior therapist for pelvic floor. From pessary fittings to complex pelvic pain and incontinence, Kat believes knowledge is really is power, spending substantial time each year on professional development. She not only encourages, but actively supports each member of her team to do the same.
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.
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. All baby sensory facilitators have a true passion for babies and their development. They have all completed a number of courses regarding baby and child development and have 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.
Emma from First Sense
Emma is the owner of First Senses. Originating from the UK, she now reside in Adelaide and deliver children’s classes for children aged 0-5 years. Emma has over 16 years experience of working with children and their families in many capacities. She has a BA in Early Years with Early Years Professional Status.Emma has incoperated all of her amazing knowledge of the importance of sensory play to a childs development into some amazingly facilitated worshops which support mums to engage in fun hands on expereinces with their little ones. Emma will be running a short sensory workshop with our mums and bubs so you can get a sense of what you would get if you joined a First Sense Sensory class.
Dr Nicole Williams from The Paediatric, Perinatal & Adult Therapy Centre
Dr. Nicole Williams is a Clinical Psychologist. The title “Clinical” indicates completion of a Master of Clinical Psychology degree. Nicole has also completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is co-director of the Centre.Nicole’s area of particular special interest is the perinatal period (pre- and postnatal), early childhood and parenting. She has worked with many families with very young children regarding behavioural, relationship, attachment and mental health concerns, including postnatal depression and postnatal anxiety. Nicole utilises cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) with clients experiencing fear and uncertainty regarding their pregnancy and/or birth, or who have had a traumatic birth experience previously.
Angelique Tzanakis - Paediatric Physiotherapist
Angelique Tzanakis - Paediatric Physiotherapist
Angelique is a Paediatric Physiotherapist who is passionate about empowering parents and caregivers with the tools and confidence to support their child’s development. Yes, their physical development is at the forefront of her role but she also deeply considers a child’s social, speech, cognitive and emotional development.
Angelique has experience working in private practice across Adelaide supporting children of all ages and abilities.
Her social media presence is a reflection of her passion to provide education and reassurance to parents and caregivers during any stage of their child’s development.
Whitney Lam founded Physio Retreat, Perinatal & Adult Therapy Centre
Whitney is a Women’s and Men’s health physiotherapist, specialising in pelvic floor health, as well as pre and postnatal care.
She began her training at the University of South Australia and has since completed a postgraduate certificate in both Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Exercise for Women at the University of Melbourne. She has worked extensively in pelvic health over the years and absolutely loves seeing the new bubbas! She also currently works in the maternity ward at Ashford Hospital.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, particularly baking (though don’t ask her to cook a steak), so don’t hesitate to share recipes! And she enjoys exercising and spending time with her family.
Karina Pike Women's Health Naturopath and Body Institute Director
Karina founded her original clinic Sowelu Wellness in 2012 and has always had a strong passion for natural therapies and a strong vision for the business.
Karina has over 10 years of clinical experience after completing her advanced diploma in Western Herbal Medicine and an advanced diploma in Naturopathy in 2009. Karina holds a current membership with the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association.
Karina is a mum of a beautiful 3 year old and comes in to talk to our mums about starting solids, gut health and general baby nutrition.