Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay
Antenatal & Baby Classes
Samantha Osideko - Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable
Hello, I'm Samantha. I am a midwife and a mother to a beautiful little girl.
I have always regarded antenatal education as important, but I didn't realise quite how important it was until I embarked on the journey of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. As a qualified midwife, my knowledge helped me achieve a positive outcome - I felt in control and I knew what to expect, and this greatly improved my birthing experience, even though delivery went slightly off-piste.
Despite my qualification, my husband encouraged me to attend antenatal classes as he felt he needed them. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the classes and, quickly realised I needed a friend network that understood what it felt like to be up at all hours, what recovery was like, feeding issues and successes - a network I still belong to, as we still support one another. This experience led me to Mummas - their strong ethos and belief in a judgement free and happy environment to support and educate parents felt totally right to me, I became excited at the prospect of becoming a part of the Mummas team straight away.
The decisions one makes as parents start from the very beginning, and it is a daunting time for most. I very much look forward to providing families with up-to-date information so they can make informed choices, meet other expectant parents and, enjoy this remarkable and unforgettable experience in a comfortable environment with support every step of the way
Sophie Young - Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable Baby Class Owner/Teacher
My name is Sophie and I am mummy to a beautiful little girl, born in May 2018 and a fur baby named Buddy.
I have spent the last 10 years working as a Primary School Teacher, with the last 3 years spent as an Assistant Headteacher and Early Years Leader. Prior to this, I spent a year working in Australia as an Au Pair.
When I gave birth to my daughter, I spent the first few months feeling completely overwhelmed by the pressures of society to ‘keep up appearances’ and the confusing minefield of social media and the internet on how to ‘be the perfect parent’. I don’t know what I would have done without the support of the incredible group of mummies I met during my pregnancy yoga classes and my experience has made be become passionate about supporting other parents on their journey into the craziness of parenthood.
I am extremely excited about becoming part of the Mummas team and I cannot wait to share my experience as both a teacher and a mummy. The post natal groups I have attended since having my daughter have been the highlight of our weeks and I can’t believe that I am lucky enough to be exploring the wonderful world of babies as my career, as well as being able to work around my family.
My aim is to create a safe, non-judgemental and welcoming environment for parents to support each other, whilst nurturing each baby’s development through a whole range of sensory experiences.