Classes are held at a serene, private garden studio at 4 Jack Street, Jacanlee, which borders Linden and Victory Park, is five minutes from Northcliff and Fairlands, and from the N1 highway connecting you to Sandton, Rivonia and the rest of Joburg.
Tina Otte has been guiding new parents through their birth and parenthood journies for almost 40 years. She is now happy to welcome into the practice childbirth educator, birth doula and maternity hospital manager, Jude Polack.
Together, and along with other professionals, they offer you guidance, support and education on all things pregnancy, birth and newborn!
Bringing a new life into the world is a miraculous, joyous, wondrous and challenging experience for both expectant parents. The courses provided by Jude Polack, Tina Otte and the team of professionals at the Family and Child Centre will enrich your understanding of the process and issues surrounding childbirth and caring for and feeding a newborn.
With understanding comes confidence in your ability to make the best decisions, to face the challenges with courage, to overcome the setbacks without blame or regret, and to experience to the fullest extent the overwhelming joys and wonders of your part in the creation of a new human life.
We take pride in providing the highest standard of education and support to childbearing singles, couples and child-rearing families.
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
Our courses and baby clinic run from our beautiful studio, focus on helping you explore your own feelings about birth and parenting right from early pregnancy to the toddler years.
Tina and Jude, are joined most often by Sr Linda Britz and Sr Claire Bracher in offering classes, groups and services that see you through a healthy pregnancy, antenatal classes, breastfeeding support, baby massage and new mom support and resilience. See our events page for more!
Classes are held at a serene, private garden studio at:
4 Jack Street, Jacanlee, which borders Linden and Victory Park, is five minutes from Northcliff and Fairlands, and from the N1 highway that connects you to Sandton, Rivonia and the rest of Joburg.