Recommended Resources

A list of helpful and recommended resources from midwifery to breast feeding to holistic therapies

Midwifery and associated services

The Neighbourhood Midwives

http://www.neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk/

Would you like care from a midwife you know and trust?

Neighbourhood Midwives offer you:

  • Fully insured care from your own dedicated midwife
  • Appointments at a time and place convenient for you
  • One to one care in labour at home or support for hospital birth
  • Six weeks extended postnatal support focused on your needs
  • 24-7 access to support and advice

Breastfeeding Support

In my humble opinion it is a really good idea to get support for your breastfeeding. Try to find a local breastfeeding support group. There are lots of breastfeeding cafes too.

National – http://www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk/

South East London – http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/london-south-east

http://www.goldsmithscommunitycentre.info/#/limelight-family-learning/4535114833

Waldron health centre, Breast feeding cafe: New Cross

There is a breastfeeding cafe to provide practical and emotional support for breast feeding mothers. Phone 020 3049 3438 enquire at main reception for details.

National Breastfeeding Helpline  – 0300 100 0212

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline  – 0300 330 0771

La Leche League Helpline – 0845 120 2918

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers – 08444 122 949

Lewisham Birth Center Vlog

Watch my vlog about the Lewisham Birth Centre

Sam the Midwife

http://www.babymoon-uk.com/

About Sam the Midwife

Mother to two boys and a Registered midwife

Having a baby can be the most amazing and life changing experience, one that we should cherish for the rest of our lives. All children bring challenges, but also the greatest love, happiness and sense of fulfillment.

As a practicing midwife since 1993, I have 18 years experience within the NHS. During this time I have rotated into all areas including a specialist post in public health. I have also specialised in delivering breastfeeding support and information.

Full Midwifery Care: £4,380

Initial consultation, antenatal, birthing and postnatal care. Includes free HypnoBirthing course.

Postnatal Care Package: £1,200

Includes one antenatal appointment to discuss your needs, 10 home visits during the first four weeks and telephone contact for six weeks, after baby is born.

Initial Consultation

Choosing the midwife who will care for you during this special time is an important decision. With Babymoon there will be an Initial Consultation that usually lasts around one hour. We will discuss your pregnancy hopes and plans and I will explain in more detail how I care for my clients. This will give us both an opportunity to ensure that we can work together.

To book an Initial Consultation call Sam the Midwife 07505 591 237

One-to-one midwife care is given at your place of choice, (usually at home but can be the work place).

Midwife care can be delivered to anyone living in London.

Holistic Therapies

Pregnancy Massage

http://therapia-online.co.uk/pregnancy-massage/

Therapia is an on-site massage therapy service operating in the north Kent-south east London region.

Bromley, Orpington, West Wickham, Petts Wood, Bickley, Chislehurst, Beckenham, Crofton

Designed to relieve those aches and pains experienced during pregnancy, this massage is a wonderful experience. It promotes relaxation, supports the woman’s body during a period of physiological change, and helps to prepare the whole body for birth. Pregnancy Massage provides a special time for the Mum-to-be to unwind and focus on her body and her baby, thus benefiting the baby too! In fact studies show that Pregnancy Massage reduces anxiety and stress hormones in pregnancy. These studies reported less premature labour and fewer obstetric complications.

For information about the treatments, or to make a booking, please contact Alex Gurney on:

Tel: 07712 825573  email: alex@therapia-online.co.uk

Yumi Yoga

http://www.yumiyoga.co.uk

Yumi Yoga offers a range of weekly yoga classes in Greenwich, Brockley & Canary Wharf. Classes include Dynamic Flow Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Birth Preparation Workshops, Mother and Baby Yoga and Baby Massage.

All our teachers are fully qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance, Birthlight, International Association of Infant Massage and REPS. We also offer Private Tuition for small groups or 1-2-1 sessions.

Contact Claire Tredgett

07957 204177

claire@yumiyoga.co.uk

Craniosacral Therapy

http://www.therapeuticcare.co.uk/

Áine Collins is a Psychotherapist (Core Process Psychotherapy), Craniosacral Therapist, Shiatsu and Reiki Practitioner. She offers  support to her clients on their path of finding relief from pain, trauma and distress, whether it is experienced mentally, physically, emotionally, existentially or spiritually.  As a holistic and complementary healthcare practitioner and supervisor she draws on her trainings and experience of many years to ease her clients’ journey towards health and wellbeing.

Áine aims to be inclusive and non-discriminatory in her work, valuing and welcoming difference and diversity.

She works with people of all ages, including those with long-term disability, pregnant women, babies and children.

Along with the practice of mindfulness, the belief that there is intrinsic health and goodness at the core of every human being is central to her work.

Please feel free to contact Áine directly on 07919 245 411 or 020 7277 8310.

I found Áine’s craniosacral therapy invaluable when I was pregant. She helped me with problems I was having with my sacro iliac joints. She is very gentle. My baby loved the sessions too.