I have been teaching NCT antenatal classes since the millennium and have supported thousands of parents on their pregnancy journey. This has led me to do specialist training as a Wellmother massage therapist, maternity reflexologist, Metamorphic practitioner, nutritional advisor and pregnancy exercise teacher. I have enjoyed supporting hundreds of clients to have a healthy and happy pregnancy , birth and postnatal experience.
Training on the NCT CAN parent programme has given me the skills to help parents build positive and caring relationships with their children. These strong foundations will benefit them throughout their lives.I have also trained with the NCT as a Postnatal Leader to deliver Early days courses for children from 6 weeks to 6 months their NCT Parent Course aimed at parents of children from 6 months to 2 years. I also run Pampermums Postnatal Parenting Courses for mums with babies under 6 months.
As the lay Chair of the Maternity Committee at my local hospital for 9 years I gained a deep insight into the rewards and challenges of providing high quality, patient -centred maternity care. By being the voice of the parents, I have been able to drive improvements in the service both locally and across London. I have sat on the user panel at NHS London and have worked with the NHS Institute on normalising birth
I am very keen to continue to develop my professional skills and in the last year alone have attended;
Wellmother Residential Course.
Metamorphic Technique training days.
NCT Obstetric Interventions update workshop.
NCT Physical Skills Study day
Middx School of Therapies Cranio Sacral Workshop
Homestart Safeguarding training day
Homestart Autism workshop.
Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience with Yogacampus.
In the past I have contributed to Suzanne Yates’s book on Pregnancy and Childbirth and have presented at a Wellmother seminar at The Royal Society of Medicine on teaching vulnerable parents in Children’s Centres.
I live and work in Ruislip but have clients across London, the home counties and globally (when visiting their new grandchildren near-by).
My greatest pleasure and privilege in life is to watch the growth of my daughter and son into beautiful, charismatic human beings, with their own minds and hearts. Being their mum is at the core of who I am.
I want to share this wonderful life transition to becoming a family with my parents-to-be through birth education, parenting and therapies.