Mother and baby wellness clinics

Who we are

There are 32 mother and baby wellness clinics across South Africa, providing a wide range of antenatal and postnatal services. The clinics, which are situated at Netcare hospitals with maternity facilities, provide a holistic, supportive and therapeutic environment to:

  • assist parents-to-be in preparing for the birth of their baby;
  • assist new parents in forming healthy family bonds;
  • support parents-to-be and new parents with credible information and advice;
  • help improve communication between the new family, healthcare professionals at the hospital and those involved as caregivers to the baby; and
  • act as a referral source for expectant and new parents. 
Mother and baby wellness clinic services
Antenatal education Postnatal support and services

Our services

Mother and baby wellness clinics provide both antenatal education services as well as postnatal support to parents and a range of services to babies and children of up to the age of five years.

Antenatal care for expectant women and postnatal care for both mother and baby are essential to identify and promptly address possible health problems. Regular check-ups during your pregnancy are vital to ensure that your health is not compromised and also to monitor the growth and general health of your baby. Your obstetrician may do urine, blood and blood pressure tests during check-ups, as well as scans of your baby at regular intervals.

Antenatal and postnatal care for mother and baby are essential to identify and promptly address possible health problems

Getting advice from healthcare professionals on aspects such as nutrition, exercise, what to expect during the various stages of pregnancy, and deciding on a birth plan that suits your needs are also important. Antenatal classes are invaluable in helping to prepare expectant parents for birth and parenthood.

The saying “prevention is better than cure” is also true after your baby’s birth. Vaccinations are safe, necessary and effective to protect your baby against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases. Not vaccinating your baby dramatically increases the risk of contracting illnesses.

Your baby’s two-week check-up is an important aspect of postnatal care. In the first five days after birth, babies lose up to 10% of their birth weight due to the fact that they are now burning calories to keep warm. By two weeks after birth your baby should, however, have started regaining weight so that is a good time to gauge whether this first milestone has been reached.

Even if your baby is seemingly well, it is still essential to have your little one weighed and checked regularly to ascertain if the most important milestones have been reached. This assists in detecting possible health and developmental problems at an early stage. These visits to the clinic also present you with the opportunity to ask for advice on matters that you’re concerned about or unsure of.

Antenatal education services

The experienced childbirth educators at mother and baby wellness clinics lead antenatal classes for first time parents, as well as parents who would like to refresh their knowledge. Expectant couples or mothers can attend antenatal classes from 24 weeks and up to 37 weeks of pregnancy.

Knowledge during pregnancy is empowering

Topics covered include the following:

  • Fears and expectations regarding pregnancy, birth and parenting
  • The anatomy of the uterus (womb)
  • Exercise and diet during pregnancy
  • Common ailments and danger signs during pregnancy
  • Birthing options
  • Induction of labour
  • Coping mechanisms during labour, including breathing and relaxation exercises
  • Initiating and sustaining breastfeeding
  • Tests for the newborn baby
  • Importance of immunisation

Certain mother and baby wellness clinics offer parents-to-be the following options for antenatal classes:

  • A  four to six week course of two hours per week
  • A full day condensed course on a Saturday.

Breastfeeding preparation and support

Breastfeeding provides the best possible nutrition for a new baby. Netcare encourages breastfeeding and helps new mothers to initiate breastfeeding within half an hour of the birth, provided that the health of the mother and baby are satisfactory. In the Netcare maternity units, babies room in with the mothers 24 hours a day from birth, unless they need to be cared for separately due to the mother’s or the baby’s condition. This is done to encourage frequent breastfeeding. We also educate and guide mothers on initiating and sustaining breastfeeding at the antenatal classes. However, we respect the choice of mothers who decide not to breastfeed and provide them with the necessary education and support on formula feeding of their newborn.

Click here to view World Health Organization infographic on breastfeeding
Breastfeeding – the best possible nutrition for a new baby

Postnatal support and services

Well baby clinics

These are general consultations where the baby is weighed, measured and developmental milestones are discussed with the parents. Any concerns and problems, such as breastfeeding, nappy rash, etc. can also be discussed and addressed during these consultations. 

Postnatal support classes

Please check with a mother and baby clinic near you which of the following postnatal support classes are offered:

  • How to care for your baby
  • Nanny classes which include guidance on appropriate hygiene
  • Baby safety
  • Stimulation of the baby
  • Diet and the introduction of solids
  • First aid classes
  • CPR course for parents, child minders and school going children
  • Baby massage

Postnatal depression support

Mother and baby wellness clinics also offer support to mothers who experience depression or mood variances through a partnership with the Post Natal Depression Support Association of South Africa (PNDSA).

Contact your nearest mother and baby clinic for more information on the specific services they offer.

Immunisation clinics

The purpose and benefits of the different vaccinations (those prescribed by the Department of Health as well as optional additional recommended vaccines) are discussed with the parents so that they can make informed decisions as to which vaccines they would like to be administered to their baby. A vaccination consultation fee is payable for the administering of a vaccine.

All mother and baby wellness clinics stock private vaccines equivalent to the government schedule, the only difference being that the government vaccines are offered at no charge and the private vaccines have to be paid for in full. If a government vaccine is administered at one of the Netcare Stork's Nest clinics, only an administration fee is payable. If a private vaccine is administered, the cost of the vaccine and the administration thereof, is payable. 

Click here for the latest vaccination schedule

Contact us

Mother and baby wellness clinics 24-hour advice line: 0860STORKS (0860 786 757)

National office

76 Maude Street (cnr West Street), Sandton
Tel: 011 301 0000
National co-ordinator: Sharlene Swart

Find a Mother and baby clinic 

Free State

Talitha Koemi Clinic – Netcare Kroon Hospital

Kroonstad 9500
Tel: 056 215 1881
Co-ordinator: Jorietha


Phetogo Baby Clinic – Netcare Akasia Hospital

Cnr Heinrich & Brits Avenue,
Karen Park Ext. 25,
Akasia 0118
Tel: 012 522 1043/1156
Co-ordinator: Agnes Makoela

The Nest Baby Clinic – Netcare Clinton Hospital

62 Clinton Road,
New Redruth,
Alberton 1449
Tel: 011 724 2334
Co-ordinator: Irma Boshoff

Birth to Baby clinic – Netcare Femina Hospital

460 Belvedere Street,
Arcadia 0007
Tel: 012 304 1781
Manager: Kristel Steyn

Kiddo Bee – Netcare Garden City Hospital

35 Bartlett Road,
Mayfair West 2092
Tel: 011 495 5158
Co-ordinator: Maureen Molefe

Little Love well baby clinic – Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital

9 Burger Street,
Krugersdorp 1740
Tel: 011 951 0707
Co-ordinator: Wilma Snyman

Ladybird Centre – Netcare Linkwood Hospital

Ladybird Corner,
94 16th Street,
Orange Grove 2192
Tel: 011 485 3057
Manager: Marie Booysen

Leo's Pride – Netcare Linmed Hospital

5 Hull Road,
Benoni 1514
Tel: 011 748 6279
Manager: Leonie Vergottini

Joyful Hearts Baby Clinic – Netcare Montana Hospital

Cnr Dr Swanepoel & Rooibos Streets,
Montana Park,
Pretoria 0159
Tel: 012 523 3255
Manager: Martie le Roux

Centricity Parenting and Baby Care – Netcare Mulbarton Hospital

25 True North Road,
Mulbarton 2059
Tel: 011 682 4300
Co-ordinator: Alison Horn

Stork’s Nest – Netcare N17 Hospital

7 Tonk Meter Avenue,
Pollak Park Ext. 7,
Springs 1559
Tel: 011 365 1523
Co-ordinator: Elsie Schemper

Olivedale Mother & Baby Clinic - Netcare Olivedale Hospital

Cnr President Fouche & Windsor Way,
Randburg 2125
Tel: 011 777 2176
Manager: Inamarie Greyson

Bumps and Bundles of Joy – Netcare Park Lane Hospital

Cnr Junction Avenue & Park Lane,
Parktown 2193
Tel: 011 480 4125
Co-ordinator: Louise Archary

Ikhaya le mbeleko mom and baby centre – Netcare Pinehaven Hospital

1 Gateway Road,
Pinehaven Estate,
Krugersdorp 1739
Tel: 011 950 5400
Manager: Nonhlanhla Slengana

Westwall Stork's Nest @ Pretoria East – Netcare Pretoria East Hospital

Cnr Garsfontein & Netcare Roads,
Moreleta Park,
Pretoria 0001
Tel: 012 422 2448
Co-ordinator: Karen van der Westhuizen

Donvic Family Practice – Netcare Sunninghill Hospital

Cnr Witkoppen & Nanyuki Roads,
Sunninghill 2196
Tel: 011 257 2039
Co-ordinator: Nicole Tshimanga

Centricity Parenting and Baby Care – Netcare Sunward Park Hospital

Cnr Kingfisher Avenue,
Aquarius Road & Bert Lacey Drive,
Sunward Park, Boksburg 1459
Tel: 011 897 1600
Co-ordinator: Ana Frawley

Stork@Unitas – Netcare Unitas Hospital

Clifton Avenue,
Lyttelton, Pretoria 1040
Tel: 012 677 8212
Co-ordinator: Rita Fourie

Bodalia Healthcare - Netcare Waterfall City Hospital

Cnr Magwa Crescent & Mac Mac Avenue,
Midrand 1682
Tel: 011 304 6600
Co-ordinator: Renuka Bodalia
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CliniCare Group Baby Clinic – Netcare Alberlito Hospital

Kirsty Close,
Ballito 4420
Tel: 032 946 6700
Manager: Trish Idensohn

Mother and baby clinic – Netcare Parklands Hospital

75 Hopelands Road,
Overport, Durban 4001
Tel: 031 208 1346
Manager: Dawn Stephen

Mother and baby clinic – Netcare St Anne’s Hospital

331 Burger Street,
Pietermaritzburg 3201
Tel: 033 897 5309
Co-ordinator: Kate Paine

Stork’s Nest Mother and Baby Clinic (Pty) Ltd – Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital

107 JB Marks Road
Durban, 4001
Tel: 031 268 5008 / 0728130137
Co-ordinator: Linda Glasson 

The Bay Hospital Mother and Baby Wellness Clinic – Netcare The Bay Hospital

Kruger Rand Road,
CBD, Richards Bay 3900
Tel: 035 780 6111
Co-ordinator: Nonkonzo Gumede

CliniCare Group Baby Clinic – Netcare uMhlanga Hospital

323 uMhlanga Drive,
uMhlanga 4320
Tel: 031 560 5528
Co-ordinator: Trish Idensohn


Pholoso Hospital Mother and Baby Wellness Clinic – Netcare Pholoso Hospital

Cnr Grobler Street & Eland Avenue,
Savanna, Polokwane 0699
Tel: 015 296 6500

North West Province

Tiny Tots Wellness Clinic – Netcare Ferncrest Hospital

Moumo Street,
Thlabane ,
Tel: 014 568 4200
Co-ordinator: Shirley Strydom

Western Cape

Blaauwberg Stork's Nest Clinic – Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital

Waterville Crescent,
Sunningdale 7441
Tel: 021 554 9388
Co-ordinator: Cecile Wilson

Christiaan Barnard Stork’s Nest clinic – Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

181 Longmarket Street,
Cape Town 8001
Tel: 021 441 0000
Co-ordinator: Desiree du Plessis

Stork's Nest Kuilsriver – Netcare Kuils River Hospital

33 Van Riebeeck Road,
Kuils River 7580
Tel: 021 900 6530
Co-ordinator: Christine Swart

Stork's Nest – Netcare N1 City Hospital

Louwtjie Rothman Street,
Goodwood 7460
Tel: 021 590 4196 / 1
Co-ordinator: Ronel Nortje