Friends of Mini Moments & Useful Links
Here are a list of Mini Moments friends and links that I would like to share with you to support you on your parenting journey. They are a mixture of signposting other quality local companies which will support you on your new journey and others, most importantly, help you make informed decisions will give you support if and when you need it. If there is something which you need but can’t find it here, please do contact me and I am sure that I can point you in the right direction.
Supporting your Birth
AIMS – Association for improvements in the maternity services.
Birthrights – UK organisation dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights.
Doula UK – Leading organisation for Doulas in the UK. Find local Doulas.
Emma Whitehouse – Local Recognised Doula UK Birth Doula and Nurturing Birth Doula Mentor
Homebirth Reference Site – Information and opinions about homebirth – for parents and health professionals.
Positive Birth Movement – Grass roots movement spreading positivity about childbirth via a global network of Positive Birth Groups.
Antenatal Education & Courses
Baby Journey – Jules & Hannah are both local working midwives with 10 years’ experience each, and will guide you through their antenatal classes.
Calmabirthing -Kerrie teaches HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method in Cheltenham, friendly group classes or private one-to-one classes. Kerrie is an experienced, affiliated and regulated HypnoBirthing Practitioner with the HypnoBirthing Institute and also a twice over HypnoBirthing mummy!
Confident Parenting – Lynn teaches sensory baby led treasure basket classes and is a parenting consultant offering personalised support working with you on with sleeping, crying, toileting and behavioural issues.
NCT – A UK wide parenting charity offering information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Antenatal and postnatal courses.
Relaxed Birthing – Yvonne teaches Hypnobirthing and antenatal courses in Gloucestershire.
Baby Classes & Baby Companies
Carousel – Carousel is a small boutique in the heart of Cheltenham run by Libby, specialising in pre-loved children’s clothes and accessories from birth to early teens.
Early Life Ultrasound Centre – Chrissie owns Cheltenham’s 3D & 4D image scanning facility which uses ultrasound technology to offer a way of sharing the amazing first glimpses & start the bonding process. Specialising in early pregnancy, gender and 4D scans.
Nom Nom Kids – This local company owned by Suzanne, has designed and sells fun reusable food pouches for kids on the go.
Nurture 4 Life – Nicky and her team of highly qualified and experienced therapists are here to support and help you at any stage during your journey to parenthood and beyond.
Information & Support
Cheltenham and Gloucester Sling Library – Safety advice and sling fittings and hire across Cheltenham, Churchdown and Gloucester.
Gloucestershire Hospitals Maternity Services – Information, links and more information on local maternity services.
Gloucestershire Hospitals Maternity Tours – Virtual tours of local birth centres and hospital.
Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters’ Network – A charity providing support for breastfeeding mums, run by breastfeeding mums.
Gloucestershire Colic and Reflux Support Group – A local peer support groups for parents who have a baby suffering with Colic or Reflux
Gloucestershire Antenatal and Postnatal Directory – Local directory for antenatal, postnatal, baby and toddler services in Gloucestershire.
PANDAS Pre and Postnatal Support – Support for parents and their families affected by PND and other birth related mental illnesses.
Remember My Baby – Baby remembrance photography service.
SANDS – Stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
Tommy’s – A national charity supporting families through premature births, still births and miscarriage