Local practitioners and businesses we recommend

Complementary Therapists:

Nargis Ahmad
Cranial osteopath, specialising in pregnancy and babies
www.nargisahmad.co.uk

Nisha Saran
Chiropractor, specialising in pregnancy and babies
www.waldegraveclinic.co.uk

Melissa Wakeling
Homeopath, hires homeopathic birth kits
www.teddingtonhomeopathy.com

Liz Evans
Holistic therapist, reflexologist, and runs baby massage classes
www.lizevanstherapies.co.uk

Michelle Weston
Reflexology, aromatherapy, and acupuncture. Specialises in natural induction of labour help
www.westontherapies.com


Yoga and fitness:

Muriel Mueller
www.mumuyoga.com
Fantastic pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher, classes in Hampton Wick
tel:07761 812190

Kate Smart
Personal trainer specialising in pre and post birth work, and pelvic floor training.
Kate also runs Buggyfit postnatal fitness classes
https://katesmartfitness.com

Maternally Fit
www.maternallyfit.co.uk
Fitness classes in Teddington for pregnant mums-to-be

Catherine Greenstreet
Women’s health physiotherapist, offers treatments for pelvic floor problems and ‘The Mummy MOT’ postnatal service
Email: physiotherapy@newvictoria.co.uk
tel: 0208 949 9040


Your emotional wellbeing:

Resources and information leaflets on all aspects of mental health problems during the perinatal period

https://www.richmondwellbeingservice.nhs.uk
The local NHS talking therapy service for help with anxiety and depression problems – they run postnatal support groups and fast track treatment appointments for mums

https://perinatalpositivity.org This is a great animation and the website has lots of useful resources around emotional wellbeing

If your birth was a traumatic experience for you, please contact your maternity service for a ‘debrief’ appointment to discuss it. This is a very helpful website if you need further support: https://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/


Breastfeeding support and tongue-tie specialists:

Local lactation consultants and tongue-tie specialists we can recommend, and they are also both experienced midwives.

http://northsurreymidwives.co.uk (Angela Horler)

http://www.lotusmidwife.co.uk (Sarah March)

This is the national list of certified practitioners : http://www.tongue-tie.org.uk


Some more great resources:

Information on all aspects of home birth

Positive birth support groups

www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
Information on all aspects of breastfeeding

Excellent website with several helpful videos including how to hand express:

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/baby-friendly-resources/breastfeeding-resources/

www.bestbeginnings.org.uk
This charity provides videos and support with feeding and emotional wellbeing.

Infant Sleep Information Source
Research-based information about all aspects of infant sleep

http://medicinesinpregnancy.org
Bumps – an online information resource for the use of drugs in pregnancy

LactMed®
The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed

NHS Birth Planner
Online birth plan tool

Association for the Improvement in Maternity Services