Who are the ‘Edinburgh Birth & Baby’ team?
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 PREPARATION
Gemma is a practising midwife who teaches Hypnobirthing & birth preparation. She has a background as a massage therapist & NLP practitioner, she has studied and practiced meditation for 2 decades. She combines this knowledge with her experience as an NHS midwife, to 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. (www.positivebirthscotland.com)
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 | FERTILIY, BIRTH & PARENTING MINDSET COACH, BIRTH DOULA & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) THERAPIST, BIRTH TRAUMA RECOVERY
Tricia works with families to reduce worries or anxieties and become excited and positive about pregnancy, birth and those early years as a new parent. She believes parents can enjoy their birth and parenting experience with the right knowledge and support in place. triciamurray.co.uk
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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