Resources & Links

Antenatal Services

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Hypno techniques for labour:
Miri Cooper – The Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing programme, I teach a 4 week course in private sessions in the comfort of your home; group sessions are also available. I also teach a one off, 2.5 hours session, which is an introduction to Hypnobirthing.
To book a course email miriwisehippo@gmail.com

Verina Henchy – HypnoBirthing, the Mongan Method. Classes for couples (maximum 5 couples per group) are offered in Stamford and Kings Cliffe or one:one in clients own home. This is a 12 hour birth preparation course spread over five sessions. http://www.verinahenchy.co.uk/hypnobirthing/

Jemma Ostler – Hypnobirthing classes. jemmaostler@yahoo.co.uk

Callie Copeman and the Birthsense team: http://www.birthsense.co.uk/index.php 

One to one antenatal classes:
Sophie Messager – Birth Preparation £60, Preparation for breastfeeding £60, Preparation for carrying your baby in a sling £50, Mother blessing ceremony £60. www.sophiemessager.com

Maddie McMahon – Birth Preparation and practical preparation for parenting: 3 sessions £125. Preparation for Breastfeeding £75. One-off consultations for birth planning and/or debriefing £60. www.maddiemcmahon.com

Postnatal Services:

Baby Massage
Ely, 5 week courses (dates vary). £35, includes handouts after every class and a free bottle of massage oil. http://www.mothernurturedoula.co.uk/Developmental-Baby-Massage.html

Sophie Messager: Babywearing training: One to one consultation, £50, small group workshop (3-6 families) £25 per family, peer supporter workshops, £75.
Closing the bones postpartum massage £60, Closing the bones workshop for professionals, £89.  www.sophiemessager.com

74465_459165155975_556370975_6113793_2192152_nMaddie McMahon – Introducing Solids workshops, £25 per family. Feeding, sleeping, parenting consultations £60.
Closing the Bones massage £60. www.maddiemcmahon.com

Workshops for doulas and midwives: http://developingdoulas.co.uk/dd-workshops/

Jo Gough – Rites of Passage: Mother Blessings, Namings, Menarche, Handfasting and Croning – from £65 depending on package.
Reiki/Reiki Drum/Sound healing – suggested payment £40 per 90 minute session
Journey Companionship – £35 per 90 minute session http:nurturedjourney.co.uk

Babywearing:
Sling library
– open to all. Runs fortnightly. Help with your own slings, aswell as having a supply of our own slings & carriers for you to try on during the library sessions & hire for a fee & deposit.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cambridge-NCT-Sling-Library/1469624126631261?fref=ts

Babywearing dance class: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sling-a-tot-dance-Babywearing-dance-classes/1568833540060931?fref=ts

Free Groups

Breastfeeding Support:
~Free breastfeeding support in Ely, Thursdays 1.30-2.30. http://www.elymilks.co.uk
~Breastfeeding Drop-in, Trumpington Meadows Primary School. Every Monday 12.30-2.30. www.bfsupportmatters.org.uk
~La Leche League support groups: Breastfeeding support: LLL Cambridge hosts groups, coffee mornings and toddler meetings throughout the month and throughout the area offering mother-to-mother breastfeeding support. Monthly meetings are the first Friday of every month 10-12pm at the Fields Childrens Centre, and Coffee mornings are the fourth Friday of the month 10-12pm at Fawcett Children’s Centre.Toddler meetings at different venues. Website: http://lllcambridge.weebly.com/ and La Leche League Cambridge on facebook. Contact Justine Fieth 01223 365222, or more local numbers on website or National Helpline 0845 120 2918.

Birth Choices Group
:
A free drop-in for women to come and explore their birth options with volunteer doulas.
2nd Friday of the month 12:30-2:30pm, at Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre, The Wharf, Hooper St, Cambridge, CB1 2NZ (please note CWRC is a woman only space)

Last Friday of the month, 1-3pm, Satyam Yoga Wellbeing Centre, 2-4 Hawthorne Way, Cambridge,CB4 1AX (partners and children welcome).

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cambridge-Birth-Choices/369684069803259
Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/BirthCambs
About
cambridgebirthchoices@gmail.com

VBAC Friends:
Is a free online group.We can help with…
– peer support: women to women support;
– sources of local information and signposts;
– positive stories about VBAC, HBAC and CBAC;
– finding out how to arrange a VBAC or HBAC;
– or getting ideas about planning a great caesarean birth.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CambridgeVBACfriends

Peterborough and Stamford VBAC group
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peterborough-Stamford-VBAC-Support/894148243986138