The ‘Edinburgh Birth & Baby’ team offer a high standard of professional services to support your mind and body from preconception to baby. By choosing us you can feel confident that you are using trusted and qualified practitioners and professionals.
Sarah Wheatley | COUNSELLING
Sarah set up Birth and Beyond to provide emotional reassurance and support for parents, through pregnancy, birth and beyond. Becoming a parent involves many adjustments and Sarah provides counselling, coaching and Baby Kind Newborn Observations to help parents negotiate any difficulties and have the best possible experience. Sarah works with Juno PMHS supporting women with perinatal mental health issues and has worked with the Scottish Government playtalkread campaign. (www.birthandbeyond.org.uk)
Anne Nash | PREGNANCY & BABY MASSAGE
Anne offers a gentle, relaxed atmosphere to learn this wonderful, lifelong skill of massage.
She works from her home with homebaking, in front of the fire in small, informal classes. A complimentary massage for mum is included with each course booked.
As a trained midwife and massage therapist, Anne combines these skills and specialises in pregnancy and postnatal massage. (www.edinburghbabymassage.co.uk / www.edinburghladymassage.co.uk)
Kathryn Lawrence |THE DAISY FOUNDATION EDINBURGH
Daisy Birthing active antenatal™ classes combine gentle movement, antenatal & active birth education and relaxation to help prepare for your confident birth in a supportive and positive environment. Kathryn also runs Daisy Baby which is a gentle first stage class including massage and movement, tips and techniques to settle and soothe and infant education to help you navigate the early months with baby. (www.thedaisyfoundation.com)
Emma Reid |EMPLOYMENT LAW
Emma is a solicitor specialising in employment law with the firm Ergo Law. Women can be particularly vulnerable in the workplace during pregnancy and maternity and on returning to work. Emma’s aim is to provide advice which is compassionate and supportive; clear and considered and give women the representation they need to have their voice heard in these circumstances. (www.ergolaw.co.uk)
Georgie McCulloch | REFLEXOLOGY
Georgie is an experienced reflexologist who has worked with pregnant mums in Edinburgh for over 13 years. She loves supporting women on their pregnancy journey, from pre-conception right throughout pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period. Maternity reflexology can ease all sorts of pregnancy related conditions, and allows you to experience deep relaxation. It also helps to prepare you for labour and studies have shown it can increase your chances of having a faster labour with less pain.” (http://www.fertilityandpregnancyedinburgh.com/)
Vicky Pittman | CHIROPRACTIC
Gemma Nealon |HYPNOBIRTHING & BIRTH TRAUMA RESOLUTION THERAPY
Gemma is a practising midwife who teaches Hypnobirthing & birth preparation that offer unique antenatal classes that dramatically increased your chance of a natural birth whilst positively preparing you for anything that may happen on the day. Her classes are suitable for ‘high’ or ‘low risk pregnancy’, and are equally suitable for those planning to birth in hospital or at home.
She also co founder of Birth Trauma Scotland which offers fast and effective treatment for mothers, birth partners and healthcare professionals affected by perinatal trauma grief or Tokophobia. Gemma is a NLP practitioner and originally a massage therapist and combines her background as a mind-body therapist in all that she does.
Sabrina Severo | PILATES
Sabrina is a Holistic Exercise Specialist and fully qualified Personal Trainer with sixteen years of experience in exercise prescription and sports conditioning training. Her expertise lies in helping clients to recover from acute injuries, “Pre and Post Natal exercise programmes” and maintain good health and body conditioning. She believes exercise can ensure life-long health, fitness and general well-being through prescribing the most appropriate exercise programme that satisfies individual needs, and takes into consideration the individuals likes and dislikes. Clients past experiences are also considered in order to ensure the achievement of a healthier and fitter lifestyle. Classes are offered in formats of: Mother & Baby Post- Natal Pilates, Private or Semi-Private in the Fully Equipped Pilates Studio in Portobello. (www.phpt.co.uk)
Emma Shields | CLAY FOOT & HAND PRINTS
Looking to create a lasting memory? Pottyemma is a local potter who is very experienced in taking clay hand and foot imprints from babies. Clay captures little hands and feet from a few days old. Pottyemma is happy to provide a home visit at no extra cost. As well as a range of clay products, there is also a range of silver fingerprint jewellery available. Precious metal for precious memories. (www.pottyemma.co.uk)
Rachel Hein | RACHEL HEIN
Rachel has been photographing Edinburgh families since 2010 and particularly enjoys working with young children & babies. Her style is candid and natural and she’s very experienced at making people feel at ease in front of the camera. Rachel’s photography sessions are fun and informal and take place in the client’s home or out on location. (rachelhein.com)
Tricia Murray | DOULA, BIRTH TRAUMA RECOVERY, EFT THERAPIST and MINDSET COACH
Tricia is Fertility, Birth and Parenting Mindset Coach, EFT Therapist, Doula and Birth Trauma Specialist. She supports mums and their partners to enjoy birth and early parenting and feel confident and calm throughout. Where needed, she supports parents to overcome difficult births or postnatal experiences. She is Founder of the Birth and Baby Academy, Co-Founder of Juno Perinatal Mental Health Support, is a Change Agent for Maternal Mental Health Scotland and provides input into the NHS Perinatal Mental Health Managed Clinical Network. Tricia is also the Scottish Representative for Doula UK and is an active member of the NHS Lothian Maternity Services Liaison Committee. (triciamurray.co.uk & birthandbabyacademy.com)
Jo Worrall | FIRST AID/ CPR TRAINER
Jo has been a trainer for 15+ years and is passionate about first aid. She works with parents/grandparents, nurseries, and businesses. She also works with families concentrating on issues that are pertinent to their heath, such as diabetes/epilepsy/anaphylaxis. Jo says ‘It’s so rewarding to hear that the new skills and confidence gained has been used to help someone.’ www.twist-training.com
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