Aimée Irons - Fitness
Aimée is a personal trainer with a special interest in pre and postnatal exercise, she is currently expecting her first baby so knows exactly what you're going through with yours!
"Hi, I'm Aimée. I've been a personal trainer for over 3 years, having worked in advertising before I made the change. I trained in pre and postnatal exercise as soon as I completed my PT qualification and I love working with women both through their pregnancy and afterwards during the postnatal period. Exercising throughout pregnancy is not only safe, but also beneficial to mother and baby.
I am continuing to weight train and do cardio during my pregnancy, making suitable exercise and intensity changes when needed. I feel great (with the usual amount of fatigue from growing a baby!), and embracing my changing body steadily. I attribute my lack of aches and pains to my health and strengthened body."
If you would like more information on the classes that Aimée can offer you please contact her on the details below!
Based in Surrey
Francesca Parsons - Mummy's Little Helper Maternity Support
Francesca is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things mum and baby, there is so much to learn after you've given birth to your newborn and Francesca can be there to support you every step of the way.
"I’m a maternity practitioner and have cared for infants and their families since 1996. My roles in childcare have included; nursery nurse, nanny, maternity nurse, night nanny and infant feeding maternity support worker.
I feel truly passionate about supporting families to experience great enjoyment at this precious time.
My qualifications include:
Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
Maternity Practitioner Award
CACHE diploma in Childcare and Education
DBS and Paediatric first aid are up to date
I offer consultations to support with; breastfeeding, weaning, sleep, routines. I also night nanny and provide short term childcare."
Based in Surrey
Luis Calow - Photographer
As a new dad Lu knows how important it is to capture those special moments during your pregnancy and when your new baby arrives. He is a talented lifestyle, engagement and wedding photographer, but also captures those special memories you create with your new little bundle!
...and in Lu's words "I'm a down to earth, softly spoken Northerner living in London with my partner in crime, our new little girl and our pooch! I know waaay too many film and Friends quotes to be considered healthy, and when I'm not shooting weddings I'll be with my family and the hound getting lost in the woods/swimming/binging Netflix/cooking!"
If you'd like to know more about Lu's work visit his website!
Based in London
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Babycare TENS - drug-free pain relief for labour and beyond.
TENS is a drug-free kind of pain relief often used by women in the early stages of labour. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
A maternity TENS machine consists of a battery-powered, hand-held controller connected by fine leads to four flat pads. The pads are covered in a firm gel that helps them stick to your back.
The machine sends small, safe pulses of electrical current via the leads to the pads on your skin. The pulses pass through your skin and into your muscles and tissues. This gives you a gentle tingling or buzzing sensation, which may be stronger or weaker, depending on the setting level.
The controller part of the TENS machine is easy to hold in your hand while you're in labour. But if you don't want to hold it, you can clip it to your clothing or attach a strap and hang it around your neck.
A TENS machine has buttons that you can use to control the frequency and strength of the pulses. There's also a boost button for you to press with your thumb when you want maximum output from the machine. This may help you to get through each contraction.
Anneke and Sarah - KOMU
I have also teamed up with the lovely ladies at Komu to bring you the ultimate baby preparation experience. If you purchase a Full Birth and Breathe Hypnobirthing course, you will also receive access to the invaluable postnatal preparation online Digital Kit (worth £30). The first of its kind in the UK, Komu’s Postnatal Digital Kit was created by a midwife and a mum to support parents through those early days, weeks and months with their newborn.
The Kit contains:
- Over 8 hours of video and audio content
- Practical tools and instructional advice
- Content from 19 Midwives and postnatal support experts