Hello, I'm Lindsay, Mum and two and owner of Mummas and Beans - Byfleet, Woking and Weybridge.
I'm a proud Mum of two. Before I became a Mum I think I had a romantic and idealistic view of birth and parenthood. The reality is so very different and has profoundly changed me as a person.
I have had two c-sections and they were two very different experiences, one was traumatic and one was actually quite amazing and empowering. I mainly bottle fed my first baby and breastfed my second baby. I puréed food for my first baby and am enjoying baby led weaning with my second. One cried a lot, the second smiles a lot. It has taught me so much and I think the main lesson I have learnt is there is not a one size fits all approach to birth or parenting. An open mind is paramount and I'm still learning now and my second is 7 months.
For me, being a Mum is the best job I have ever had. But it is hard. And tiring. And a huge rollercoaster ride. I have been attending baby groups and mixing with other Mums for nearly 3 years now. My confidence has grown and I have realised that I don't want to sit behind a desk talking to people over email and phone. I am a peoples person and I have a lot of care and passion to give. So working for Mummas and Beans seemed like the perfect fit for me.
Mummas and Beans antental traning - FEDANT
First Aid Trained
5 week Couples Antenatal Course, Byfleet, Woking & Weybridge
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!)
COST : £190/couple
Essential Birth Preparation 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 Class
The Ultimate in Birth Preparation, Byfleet, Woking & Weybridge
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.
COST : 6wks £72