Expecting a baby? Here are some ideas for you! Be sure to join our Facebook group now, pick up some bargains and connect with others! And feel free to come along to our meetups before the little one comes!
Did you know that even if you are having your child on the NHS, you have the choice of which hospital you would like to be treated at? (I did not know this first time around and the GP did not tell me!).
Birth & Baby Wise Antenatal classes
Classes in nearby Queen’s Park run by Kate Clarke, NCT trained antenatal teacher and mum. Birth & Baby Wise offers small, friendly groups, convenient evening classes, up-to-date information about birth and looking after a newborn and more. Email: email@example.com.
Westnine Yoga Pre-natal classes
(Dani led the baby yoga session at the MVM Halloween party)
Every Wednesday at the Porchester in Bayswater:
8.30-9.30am – Pregnancy yoga for women from 13 weeks to birth
Call 077197 30583, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Venice Pilates Pre-Natal Classes
We are a small Pilates studio in the heart of Little Venice, with state of the art equipment and a beautiful, tranquil studio and garden. Little Venice Pilates offer small group pre-natal mat classes every Tuesday at 6pm and Saturday at9am with a maximum of 4 people per class. Pilates is the best exercise during pregnancy because it strengthens the most important muscles women will use during pregnancy and labour. Pre-natal pilates exercises builds abdominal, back and pelvic muscles that supports more comfortable pregnancies and deliveries. Pilates is famous for helping new mums get their figures back. Please do not hesitate to contact me at Dalzette@littlevenicepilates.com for any further details or to arrange a booking.
Elizabeth de Angelis, BSc, PgDip, RD, MBDA. Registered dietitian and nutrition consultant. Established the UK’s first nutrition service on behalf of the NHS specialising in fertility and pregnancy.
Little Venice Pilates 28 Bristol Gardens
for Mums to Be, Mums and Children in Violet Hill Studios
Jessie here (Joseph’s Mummy). Some of you may already be aware that I’m a Doula although it’s been that long since I’ve come along to any meets I’m sure there are many that don’t. Anyway I wanted to share with you my website www.londondoulas.com as I’ve recently added another beautiful local Doula (Sarah) and will soon be adding another (Allie). I work as a Doula myself but I’m also a Regional Rep for Doula UK and cover West, North West & North London so if anyone is looking for or knows anyone looking for support during pregnancy, labour and birth or Postnatally please feel free to get in touch by either email or phone 07856-865-297 and I’m sure I can help you find the right Doula for you. Also I’ll soon be running baby massage classes in the area so please let me know if your interested in coming along. 07856-865-297
“Our courses show you what your baby knows and what she needs from you. We offer a unique combination of scientific insights, practical guidance and exercises. We explore the science of love and the art of relationship, and we look at central issues of family life including sleep, food, play and the relationship between parents.”
Viveka, 27a Queen’s Terrace, London, NW8 6EA
Email: email@example.com Tel, bookings: 0207 483 0099
Free BabiesKnow group run by Kitty at Randolph Surgery for Maida Vale residents
Physiotherapy and Pilates clinic
Not in W9, but a short tube ride away…I have a physiotherapy and pilates clinic on Harley Street we specailise in pre and post natal pilates and have a specialist womens health physio who treats incontinence and birth injuries. This might all come in handy for a number of maida vale mums.
We are offering a speical on Pilates in Feb and March – pay for 5 classes and receive the 6th free.
We have just moved to new lovely premises at 106 Harley Street (the website being updated soon) which is quite convienient to maida vale on the bakerloo line to regents park nor is it far to drive.
I am a YogaBirth, Active Birth and Birthlight teacher and have been teaching Pregnancy yoga and Post-natal mums and babies yoga classes for about 20 years.I already have mums who come from W9 to my classes which are held just up the road near Queen’s Park, NW6, but I am sure that it would be useful for the mums in W9 to know about my classes. I am also a fully qualified ante-natal teacher and offer breastfeeding advice and support.
020 8459 2903
Life After Birth
Postnatal Recovery Class at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth:
This unique class is specifically designed to optimise your recovery following the birth of your baby. A two hour interactive session, taken by our specialist women’s health physiotherapist.
• Optimise your recovery from a caesarean • Optimise your recovery from a normal or assisted delivery
• Tummy muscle check • Pelvic floor education and resuming intercourse • Returning to exercise – what is safe and when? • Meet other mums
For more information or to speak to Claire directly please call the Physiotherapy department : 0207 806 4010. Please note the women’s health physiotherapy service will continue to run as normal following the closure of the birth unit.
For mums: Your pregnancy bible by Anne Deans
For dads: Fatherhood the Truth by Marcus Berkmann