My name is Anna, mummy of 3 lovely children, Lola Josh and Max (2010, 2014 and 2016) and a registered midwife!
I am the owner of and run all the Mummas and Beans Antenatal and Postnatal Classes in Camberley. I am fully insured and FEDANT accredited.
The journey into parenthood is wild and crazy, challenging and ultimately life- changing. My own pregnancy and birth experiences were all completely different, a ‘normal and straightforward’ birth, an assisted delivery and becoming a gestational diabetic who was induced.
I have attended various baby classes with each of my children and initially when Lola was a baby they helped me understand that I was muddling through ok and got me out of the house to meet up with other sleep deprived mums! When I had Josh and Max I also found that by going to a class it also allowed me to spend some quality, uninterrupted time bonding with them one to one.
Through my role as a midwife I have been extremely lucky to be present at the births of many babies and this passion has led me to join the Mummas and Bean’s team. From my first meeting with Nicky I was drawn to the company ethos of Mummas in that it offers and advocates informed choice, realistic expectations with support and friendship throughout the classes.
Mummas to be antenatal programme (FEDANT accredited)
Mumma is me postnatal programme
Mummas Complete 5wk Couples Course
Devised by midwives, this really is the most comprehensive antenatal course around. The education you will receive on this course is up to date, wide ranging and delivered in a way that is informal and fun (with a promise of no ice breakers or role play!)
Over the 5 week course you will learn:
Stages of labour, and how to understand each one
Hormones and their role in labour and birth
Breathing and partner techniques for labour
Baby feeding (breast and bottle feeding)
Practical newborn baby care
COST : £190 per couple
Essential Birth Prep Workshop
A great workshop for second (or more) timers as a refresher, or for those wanting a shorter Couples workshop.
Down to earth and practical this workshop will take you through the different stages of labour, it will help you get a real understanding of what happens to your body during labour and how you can make that process as efficient as possible.
We learn specific breathing and partner techniques for use during labour, and we also talk about other forms of pain relief, induction and when things "go off plan".
COST : £99 per couple
Practical Newborn Baby Care
This course will explore all aspects of your newborn baby. Helping parents to understand the Fourth Trimester, we will talk about swaddling, sleeping, early postnatal days, changing, bathing and lots more.
Suitable for parents from 31-38 weeks pregnant.
COST : £40 per couple
Mummas Ultimate Birthing
Mummas Ultimate Birthing Class is a wonderful mix of pregnancy movement & relaxation, geared towards labour. Movement, but not for movements sake, will incorporate specific exercises which will help your body to relax and encourage your baby into the optimum position for their birth.
The focus of this class is birth, the best way to prepare for birth, is by learning how to fully relax, to understand the birth process and to understand how you can utilise and harness gravity and breathing techniques to achieve a positive birth experience.
This class isn't all about "natural" birth, we cannot control what happens during birth, this class is all about how you prepare yourself and how you can control yourself during labour, regardless of what is going on around you. Set to wonderful music, designed to be your anchor, this class is the ultimate in relaxation. So whether this is your first baby, whether you are planning an elective CS or this is your second or third baby and you don't know which path labour will take, this is the class for you.
Over the block of 6 classes you will:
Learn specific moves to use during labour
Learn different breathing techniques which can be utilised during labour, we aren't here to give you a prescription for labour, but we can give you a tool kit of things which may help
Each week we use a different relaxation script at the end of class, this is your chance to truly relax, connect with your baby and prepare yourself for birth
Each class will last approximately 1hr 30 mins, broken down into movement, relaxation and educational chat (a different discussion topic each week). Giving you time out each week to really focus on your baby and make that all important friend network
This course is a Mums only course which runs over 6 weeks. You can do one block of 6 weeks, however many will opt for 12 weeks.
COST : 6wks £72