Winchester Antenatal Classes
Claire Jenkins - Mummas and Beans Winchester, Owner / Teacher
Hi, I’m Claire. Mum to Jocelyn, an energetic toddler, and also a small menagerie of animals.
I consider that I was fairly lucky with my pregnancy, I enjoyed being pregnant and despite the surprise of Joss arriving nearly 4 weeks early, we had a very quick birth, a healthy baby and fantastic aftercare. Having Joss so early made me realise that no 2 pregnancies are the same and no matter how prepared and organised you think you are, you need to expect the unexpected! I really do believe that knowledge is power, and so just knowing about my options and about everything that could happen when baby arrived helped me to feel calm and in control when the moment came. Is also made me realise that there’s no right or wrong way to give birth, every birth story is unique.
Once we had Joss I decided that I wanted more of a work/life balance, so rather than head back into the corporate world, I started teaching paediatric first aid. I run classes for expectant parents, and I love being part of this time in people’s lives. Talking to expectant parents during my classes made me realise how much pressure new parents can feel under, to do things a certain way, and so in joining the Mummas family I really hope that I can help ease some of that pressure and help new mums and dads on their journey into parenthood.