She’s internationally recognised for her contributions to the medical understanding of complementary therapies, and she was instrumental in the movement in the 1990s toward domino and home births.
Jan always knew that doctors would accept the practice more happily, however, if the science behind it were available, and she has spent much of her career promoting the benefits of natural birth massage aromatherapy. This pursuit led her to earn a degree at Greenwich University, where she obtained a BSc (Hons), Complementary Therapy (Aromatherapy), on top of her extensive nursing, midwifery, and anaesthetics qualifications.
Jan’s academic paper ‘Aromatherapy and Massage for Antenatal Anxiety: Its Effect on the Fetus’ was published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. It was the most read paper in the journal in 2007 and remains on the top-ten reads list in 2016.
Warwick, Jan’s husband, has worked alongside Jan looking after the Motherlylove website, wholesale, export and other e-commerce platforms.
Warwick , a South African by birth, has a BSc(Hons), working as an Animal Nutritionist for his whole career. He and Jan met when Jan was Sister-in-Charge of the Intensive Care Unit in Salisbury, Rhodesia ( Harare, Zimbabwe). It was love at first sight and they were married 3 weeks after meeting and are still happily together after many, many years.
Warwick and their daughter and son (Jessica and Kai) have encouraged and supported Jan throughout the development of Motherlylove. Warwick now manages the website and other web platforms , while helping with the wholesale and export side of the business.
At the baby and pregnancy shows Warwick builds the stand and helps Jan to demonstrate products to the pregnant ladies.Visit Shop