Welcome to Midwife Cafe..

An online learning and consultation platform for women's health.


Jacky Bloemraad-de Boer

Jacky is the creator of Midwife Cafe. As a midwife, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, nutritionist, herbalist, doula, author and educator, she has over 20 years of experience specialising in maternal health. Her skills bring together modern midwifery and ancient wisdom passed down by women supporting women over the ages.  Jacky lives and works both in South Africa and The Netherlands. 



Midwife Cafe

Midwife Cafe offers online consultations and lectures in Women’s Health: Menstrual Health; Fertility; Pregnancy; Preparation for Childbirth; Postpartum and Weaning.


Midwife Cafe’s aim is to support women during a pivotal time in their lives and to also inspire women’s health professionals to consolidate modern midwifery with ancient, empirical knowledge.


So get comfortable, grab something to drink and follow the lectures at a time and pace that suits you, and/or reach out for a one-on-one consultation.

Current &

Past Work

Women’s Health Practitioner





Doula training program

in Amsterdam

Director of Education for

the Birth Institute

Author: A-Z for a Healthy Pregnancy & Natural Childbirth

Speaker and Lecturer

Trainer: Professional Postpartum Care Providers (PPCP) 


PPCP Training

Jacky has extensive personal experience of providing postpartum care as a holistic midwife and her experience of working in the Netherlands with the unique ‘kraamzorg’ practice, has inspired her to begin the Professional Postpartum Care Provider (PPCP) Training under the name Midwife Cafe, in South Africa. The training has its foundations strongly rooted in her experience of the ‘kraamzorg’, which is an integral part of the Dutch maternal healthcare system and is notably covered by health insurance (medical aid). It was introduced in the Netherlands to improve both short and long term outcomes for mother and baby and every new mother receives eight to ten days of home-based postpartum care as standardised practice given by professional care providers called, ‘kraamverzorgsters’.

What We Do

Online Lectures & Consultations

Women's Health

Vaginal Health
Menstrual Health



Gestational Diabetes (GD)


Nutritional Preparation

for Childbirth
Preparation for Childbirth
Vagal Response


Holistic Postpartum Care
Baby led Weaning

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