Cardiff Antenatal & Baby Classes


Laura Atkinson - Cardiff Teacher & Owner

I'm Laura, Mammy to Gwen who was born in January 2019.

I have a degree in Photography with Journalism from the University of Chester and after graduating I went on to work as a journalist for nearly 3 years before moving into marketing. Most recently I have been working as a marketing executive for a company that manufactures single-use devices for obstetrics, gynaecology and surgery. I've also worked in retail and photographed weddings for 10 years. Despite trying my hand at many jobs, nothing has felt like a better fit than being a mum.

I decided to join Mummas and Beans as I was badly let down by antenatal classes when I was pregnant. Around 2 weeks before my classes were due to start they were cancelled! I felt terrified and unprepared. I scrabbled round and managed to get 4 hours of NHS classes. In the end it seemed it was a blessing in disguise after consistently being told the classes I had booked "were OK but really they're about meeting people." Since I'm married to the equivalent of Victor Meldrew, meeting people wasn't really our thing! I just wanted to know how to have a baby and look after it!

I'm looking forward to being able to provide an alternative option for parents-to-be in Cardiff, where they can meet other parents-to-be, but also be provided with the information they need to prepare them for birth and beyond.

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