About Us

About Us

Who We Are

Parentwood Baby and Family Wellness Centre is situated against the beautiful background of Rietondale Park. We offer comprehensive care to families from the time that they fall pregnant through their children’s early childhood years.

Parentwood was started in 2013 by registered nurse and clinic sister Kristel Steyn-Battheu. The practice was started as a second branch of Netcare Femina Hospital’s Stork’s Nest Clinic.

The birth of Parentwood provided us with the much-needed space to assist more mothers with their well-baby visits, and to host our support groups, courses and workshops.

Community Health Nursing doesn’t receive the rightful place that it should in South Africa. Families and communities consist of complex structures, and one cannot address a single health problem in an individual without giving attention to their overall physical and mental well-being, and without recognising the role of their family and community.

At Parentwood we are passionate about not only treating disease, but providing holistic and preventative care. We also have an extensive network of other professionals to whom we can refer families who need more assistance.

Both Parentwood and Femina’s Stork’s Nest Clinics are well-known for our excellent service, with many clients traveling to us from various towns outside Pretoria and even Gauteng.

We value each family and each visit, and aim to make each experience a positive and empowering one.

Our Values


Gentle Parenting

We believe that raising children with love and compassion has the power to change the future of mankind. 

Information and Consent

We focus on providing parents with up-to-date and accurate information  to assist them with making the best decisions for their families.

Support and Compassion

We promise non-judgmental support and to do all we can to make things just a bit easier.

Social Responsibility

We support various community initiatives, including providing free clinic services and supprot to Abba Baby House.

Environmental Care

How can you work with small children and not be passionate about preserving our environment for future generations? 

Our Team


Kristel Steyn-Battheu

Kristel is the founder and the heart of our practice and manages business matters. She also drives our recycling and environmental initiatives.

Clinic Sister

Christine Klynhans

Christine is a lactation consultant and manages our Breast Pump Demo Centre, Mom’s Mornings, Antenatal Classes and Blog.

Clinic Sister

Marissa Lourens

Marissa has experience in primary healthcare and can examine and advice on minor healthcare problems. She heads our Virtual Care service.

Clinic Sister

Adri van der Spuy

Adri has many years of nursing experience. She is loved by our clients for her good sense of humor and her positive outlook on life.

Clinic Sister

Marcelle du Toit

Marcelle is a registered American Heart Association Instructor and presents our First Aid and Safety Workshop.


Karen du Plessis

Karen mans reception and she literally keeps our boat afloat! Her calm competence and friendly smile is well-known to our clients.

Administrative support

Driekie Geldenhuys

Driekie gives general assistance and support with various admin matters, and helps to answer our always busy phone lines.

Maintenance and Housekeeping

Donald and Maria

Donald and Maria are responsible for keeping our lovely clinic and garden clean, tidy and cared-for.

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