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Friends of Mini Moments & Useful Links

Hi,

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.  

 emma2Founder of Mini Moments

 

 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.

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.

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 Classes & Companies

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!

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.

NCT – A UK wide parenting charity offering information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Antenatal and postnatal courses.

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

Nurture 4 Life –  Nicky and her team focus on supporting and helping you at any stage during your journey to parenthood and beyond. If you’re trying to conceive, are already pregnant or have just become a new parent and you’re seeking support and advice, they can offer you a range of expert therapies which are all delivered by a friendly, knowledgeable and non-judgemental team of highly qualified and experienced therapists.

Relaxed Birthing – Yvonne teaches Hypnobirthing and antenatal courses in Gloucestershire.

Baby Companies & Baby Classes

Cheries Cherubs – Cherie teaches Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Toddler Yoga across Gloucestershire (Longlevens, Bishops Cleeve and Gotherington). She has worked with children in early years for over 15 years.

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.

Natural Essences  Photography– Zoe an exceptionally skilled photographer, she has a unique way with new mummies and their babies making you completely relax and enjoy your session – ensuring that your special moments are captured in a timeless way.

Nom Nom Kids  – This local company owned by Suzanne, has designed and sells fun reusable food pouches for kids on the go.

Tender Touch – Kathryn teaches Baby Massage across Gloucestershire (Cam, Glucester and Cheltenahm) She is a mummy of two children herself and can support you to massage your baby as they grow into a child.

 

 

Postnatal Support

Cheltenham and Gloucester Sling Library – Safety advice and sling fittings and hire across Cheltenham, Churchdown and Gloucester.

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

PANDAS Pre and Postnatal Support – Support for parents and their families affected by PND and other birth related mental illnesses.

Information & Support

Gloucestershire Colic and Reflux Support Group – A local peer support groups for parents who have a baby suffering with Colic or Reflux

Lullaby Trust – Specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death.

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