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Nicky woodhatch - director/owner Mummas and beans
Nicky has been teaching Antenatal & Baby Classes for 10yrs, before stepping back in 2016 to focus on growing the business. Nicky's training includes: Massage, Reflexology, Daisy Birthing Teacher, Antenatal Teacher, Baby Massage Instructor, Baby Yoga Teacher, Baby Reflex Instructor, Exercise to Music and various postnatal CPD.
Nicky is passionate about supporting parents, she has a big focus on maternal mental health and has recently set up Mummas Together, a postnatal support group for Mums.
Kate Conway - Director of Antenatal Education
"My name is Kate Conway and I have been a nurse and midwife for 14 years. I believe in women and their bodies ability to birth.
As an experienced Supervisor Of Midwives (now a Professional Midwifery Advocate) I advocate for every woman to be supported in her choice's for HER pregnancy, HER birth and HER family.
For the last 8 years I have led and developed the ongoing training of midwifery and obstetric staff particularly focused on labour ward skills and management.
However I am also a mum. I have two children aged 4 and 2 who changed my entire focus on the antenatal education needs and preparation of women. As a midwife i knew too much but as a new mum i new nothing and the anxiety of being left alone all day with a dependant new born was nothing i was prepared for!
Working with Claire Barraud we want to change the way women view pregnancy, birth and that all important '4th trimester', that no birth is a failure and that women understand the use & importance of hormones and stress in pregnancy and birth.
Every pregnant women should be empowered to understand her body, her mind and her choices. That positive birth comes from having realistic expectations from informed, evidenced based information.
I support the ethos of Mummas and Beans and am excited to be developing the next generation of antenatal education providers."
Clare Barraud - Antenatal Trainer
My name is Claire, a mum of three beautiful girls, a midwife of 12 years, a trained Doula and Hypnobirthing teacher and a specialist in antenatal education!
I am passionate about teaching women and their birth partners HypnoBirthing techniques to keep them calm and relaxed before during and after the birth of their babies. I do not prescribe that birth needs to be natural to be positive, but that with the right tools, birth in every form can be a positive experience whether that be in the birthing pool or at C section. I use my years of experience to give women realistic expectations of birth while they learn breathing, massage, visualisation and affirmations to help them during the birth of their babies.
Often people are quite sceptical about Hypnobirthing but I can assure you it is very scientifically based and teaches practical and down to earth techniques!