About us

Our story

Firstly, thank you for choosing me to go on this labour journey with you!

My name is Shalom and I founded Renka Maternity after my not-so-pleasant pre-birth experience. I had just gone to see my midwife and was told that our baby could come any day now, therefore I should make sure my labour bag was ready. I smiled and nodded while on the inside I knew very well that my bag was nowhere close to ready. Being the avid online shopper I am, I frantically searched for a pre-packed hospital bag in South Africa, which would eliminate the stress of having to figure out what to put in my bag and what to not bother taking. I was also faced with the difficult task of trying to figure out which of my luggage bags would be the perfect solution for my needs. I was stressed! At 37 weeks, the last thing I needed was to be stressed considering I was already pretty tired and achy in places I didn’t even know could ache.

That’s how I started Renka Maternity.

My aim was to create the ultimate solution for new moms who were looking for convenience and knew exactly what they needed- brands with good reputations which they knew they could trust, along with a stress-free and convenient shopping experience.

If you would like to get in touch, please do not hesitate to do so. I would love to connect on any of our social media pages. Alternatively, you’re welcome to email me using the link below.


Meet the Moms behind Renka Maternity

Founder & CEO


Shalom is a wife and mom to two girls. On top her 9-5 she manages and finds time to help other mother around South Africa. Shalom studied publishing and works as a language expert. Her favorite things are reading and getting some fitness in her busy life ontop of being a mother.


COO & Social media manager

Lizz is a wife and mom to three boys. She is a stay at home mom that also does some content creation. She studies Financial Accounting but believes she was always called to be a mother. During her spare time she loves all kinds of DIY projects around the house and event planning. Her biggest goal is to be become a doula to assist mothers during labour and postpartum support.