All posts filed under: Postnatal sessions

Reasons to book a sleep session

The main aim of my sleep sessions is to provide you with some good support and reassurance, along with good information and ideas for sleep and rest because you are a tired parent. I have run 1:1 and small group sessions and no two sessions are the same – every parent has their own questions, concerns and expectations around sleep. My sessions are based on the latest research as well as the individual needs of parents and their babies. I don’t talk about shoulds or have-tos – it is about finding what works for you and your baby or child. Babies and children have their own sleep needs and it is normal for these needs to vary, depending on development, growth and changes to their day – we will talk through different ideas for settling your baby or child, for bedtime routines, for naps and for night-time sleep. The Benefits… You can attend a monthly baby sleep workshop or you can arrange a 1:1 session, especially if you have an older baby or child. I …

Reasons to book baby massage

The aim of my baby massage course is to provide comfortable. relaxing sessions for mums and their babies. Your baby can enjoy the sensory lights while you can sit back and chat with the other mums, ask questions and get reassurance on all things baby with tea and cake. The benefits… With small groups, you can feel sit back and relax with your baby. You will receive a baby massage oil and handouts to use at home In addition to learning and using effective baby massage techniques to help settle and sooth your baby, my main aim is to provide enjoyable sessions for you. I am trained to run postnatal groups so my sessions provide an opportunity for you to ask questions about you and your baby. About me… I am a specialist in early parenting – I have provided regular postnatal groups since 2008 and baby massage since 2010. My work with parents is about providing a balance of good information, support and reassurance. My training and experience also means I am able to provide …

Reasons to book Mother Cuppa

Mother Cuppa is all about cosy, comfortable, reassuring sessions for mums on maternity leave – from pregnancy and with your baby. The benefits… With small sessions, you can ask questions, offload and get reassurance when you need it on feeding, sleep, baby development and being a mum. It can just be about informal sessions to have conversations with other mums. Essential refuelling with tea, fresh coffee and cake. I am an experienced postnatal group leader – so my sessions are designed to provide you with the space to get all the support you need. About me… I am a specialist in early parenting and I have provided postnatal groups since 2008. My work with parents is about providing a balance of good information, support and reassurance. My training and experience also means I am able to provide effective postnatal sessions by having the time to listen, respond and help develop personalised plans and coping strategies. I am also a mum of three. I run sessions from my base in North Shields and all of my sessions …

Reasons to book a birth debrief

The main aim of my birth debrief service is to provide you with the opportunity to talk through the birth of your baby.  It could be that your labour and birth was not what you expected or it could have left you feeling upset – a birth debrief session will enable you to ask questions, talk it through and make better sense of what happened. The benefits… You can talk your labour and birth through with an experienced birth practitioner, who understands the complexities of birth Being able to share openly in a private session, to get it all out, can be very therapeutic – it can feel like a release to talk it through rather than holding it all in. This can be useful for any parent – it doesn’t matter how long ago a baby was born – and it can be a beneficial service for both parents to use, together or separately. About me… I am an experienced antenatal teacher and postnatal group leader and I have worked with parents since 2002. …

Tips For Weaning

Weaning your baby can be an exciting next step but it can also be an anxious time and one filled with conflicting and well-meaning advice. I have run weaning workshops every month for a number of years now and each session is different because the needs of each parent is unique. For some families weaning is a breeze and for others, it takes a while and they can be left feeling like they are doing something wrong. Here’s some simple tips for you… Wait until they are ready – there’s rarely a need to start this early. I get a lot of messages from very stressed out mums whose babies don’t seem to be enjoying food or progressing onto three meals a day when they are 6 months old – it can be helpful to go at their pace. Don’t expect too much from your baby – he may need to learn how to eat and enjoy different textures and flavours. Some babies dive right in with food and love everything, others are more cautious …