My name is Lou, I have two children; my daughter is 9 months and my son is 4 and ¾ (the ¾ is very important at that age!). I had two polar opposite pregnancies, I have two very different birth stories and I have two children with differing personalities. Despite these differences, the one consistent thing I came to realise with both of them was that there is no right or wrong way to do things; it’s the right choice for you and for your baby. The choice is yours.
With the abundance of information available at your fingertips it can be overwhelming and conflicting at times. My own mum grew, birthed, nurtured and raised 3 children … and she did it without Google or an app! I feel it is so important that all women, with their partners, should feel empowered with self-belief in the decisions they make throughout their pregnancy, birth and beyond. The ethos of Mummas and Beans mirrors this, and it is what attracted me to them and Nicky who has created an amazing programme of classes to inform and support you without judgement in a fun and positive environment.
I grew up in Cookham and went to school in Marlow so I am extremely excited to be running Antenatal and Post-Natal classes in the Windsor, Maidenhead, Marlow & Henley areas.
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
This comprehensive 10hr course will cover all aspects of labour & birth, including birth physiology, stages & signs of Labour. As well as breathing, relaxation & visualisation techniques, massage & partner techniques and pain relief options.
A fully inclusive course suitable for 1st or 2nd time (plus) couples. Hypnobirthing isn’t just for those wanting to achieve a “natural” birth, you can use the techniques for use in any labour. We promote positive birth and encourage mums to play an active role in their labour journey.
Suitable from 26wks pregnant.
COST : £280 per Couple includes a digital pack to support your ongoing birth preparation.
Mummas Ultimate Birthing Class
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 : £72/ 6 weeks