Guildford Antenatal & Baby Classes
QE Park Centre
Queen Elizabeth Park,
There is plenty of free parking at the Centre, please park on road or in one of the many designated bays for QEP/New Life Church.
Holly Dodd - Guildford Mummas and Beans Owner/Teacher
Hi I’m Holly, proud mum of Ella who was born December 2014.
I’m so grateful that my midwife recommended Mummas to me during one of my routine check-ups. Whist carrying Ella, I attended the antenatal classes which has resulted in me having five wonderful Mumma friends with who I can share the highs and lows of being a mum.
The Birthing Class gave me the confidence to approach the later months of my pregnancy with confidence. Even though Ella was eventually born via C-section, I used many of the techniques I’d learnt to keep calm and patient while she refused to appear after a week of inductions!
When I was ready to face the world with this new little human, I loved the baby massage where I met even more new mummas and had the opportunity to bond with my new little daughter.
Becoming a mum in my late thirties was a challenge and returning to work when Ella was six months old was tough too, so I went in search of a more happily balanced life. I looked at my options of how I could work locally doing something I loved while continuing to train people, which had been my career for over fifteen years. The answer became clear when I spoke with Nicky who was looking to expand her team.
I’m delighted to be running the Godalming & Guildford Mummas & Beans group from 2017, working alongside other local new mums. Those with newborns can experience a relaxed environment in which I’ll share information and tips on those first few weeks. I can help other mums experience the special contact that I found during the Baby Massage course including movements that encourage the relief of colic and trapped gas which many parents struggle with. I’m also extremely excited to follow the babies’ progress as they move on to yoga and sensory classes where the bonding continues. It will be fantastic to watch the little ones’ movements and reactions improve while they play, learn, dance and sing.