Meet the Team

Helen – Antenatal Educator & Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Helen qualified as an antenatal educator in 2010 and continued to gain further qualifications as an Active Birth Educator with Janet Balaskas, Infant Feeding Practitioner with Mother & Baby International and as a hypnobirthing practitioner with KG Hypnobirthing and is a member of the Hypnobirthing Association.

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Lynn

Lynn – Antenatal Educator

Lynn trained as an Antenatal Educator in 2013 and has been passionate about all things pregnancy and baby ever since with a special interest in pregnancy movement, exercise and relaxation techniques.

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Kate Smith

Kate – Antenatal Educator

Kate’s background is in Midwifery and Health Visiting and she has worked in a number of locations across Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. Although no longer practicing as a Midwife or Health Visitor, Kate remains committed to working with parents, children and families along their parenting journey and to this end has developed a passion for baby massage.

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andrea mcfadden antenatal educator

Andrea – Antenatal Educator

Andrea joins our team with a wealth of experience as a highly trained nurse, midwife and birth educator. Her skills are gathered from experiencing a huge diversity in cultures, approaches to pregnancy and childbirth from working both here and overseas. Andrea completed her general nurse training in the UK in 1985 and after several years in a variety of clinical areas then moved overseas to spend nearly 10 years in Australia.

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Katie Linstead

Katie – Positive Birth Group Facilitator and Doula

Katie lives in Warwick with her husband and two young children, Freddie, 4 and Heidi, 2
Having decided not to return to work following the birth of Heidi Katie started to explore where her passion for supporting other women would take her. A lifelong interest in all things birth and babies and a firm belief in the power of women supporting women led Katie to train to be a breastfeeding peer supporter and doula.

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Victoria Webb

Victoria – Positive Birth Group Facilitator & Placenta Remedies Specialist

Victoria is a Placenta Remedies Specialist, having trained with IPEN and a member of the Placenta Remedies Network, she is the most experienced and longest established Specialist in the Midlands. Victoria is passionate about women benefiting from their placenta post-birth to support their recovery naturally.

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James

James – Facilitates Men Only Sessions

James has joined the team to support fellow dads in the transition to parenthood. Prior to the arrival of his son, James attended (along with his wife, Isabelle) the Bump2baby Reality Early Pregnancy Class, Antenatal and Baby First Aid courses, to prepare for becoming a first time father.

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Sid

Sid – Facilitates Men Only Sessions

Sid is married to Hannah, and is dad to two girls born in 2014 and 2016. He works as an engineer by day and plays in a band for fun at the weekends. Living in a village near Ruby Sid will be facilitating the Men Only Sessions in Rugby. Sid attended the Bump2baby Reality antenatal course with Hannah before the birth of their first daughter and rejoined whilst expecting baby number 2.

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Nick

Nick Shacklock – First Aid Instructor

Nick has joined the team as our First Aid Instructor. Nick and his wife Sally have their own company based in Warwick called Wideawake Training Ltd. The company has been operating for around 3 years and specialises in first aid training in all its various permutations.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory – First Aid Instructor

Helen is a Scheme Coordinator of Avon Valley Community First Responders which is a local charity that provides trained volunteers who respond to 999 calls on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service. She works alongside Nick Shacklock as a First Responder for 999 calls.

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Our Support Team

Philippa

Phillipa AKA Chief

Phillipa is our chief helper every Wednesday for coffee mornings at Leek Wootton Hall. Phillipa is our valuable pair of hands ensuring all our mums can sit, relax and chat whilst enjoying drinks and biscuits. Phillipa enjoys meeting expectant and new parents and cuddling their gorgeous babies.

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Jackie

Jackie – Coffee Morning Volunteer

Jackie has joined the Bump2Baby Reality team recently after helping to organise one of our charity events. She joins us at the coffee mornings at Leek Wootton Village Hall on Wednesdays, making drinks and lending a friendly ear to expectant and new mums and dads. She also sneaks in a baby cuddle now and again!

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Erin

Erin – Trainee Breastfeeding Counsellor

Erin joined us as a mum-to-be and is now the proud mummy to Rosie and Patrick. Erin decided that she wanted to support other new mums following the challenges she faced trying to establish breastfeeding with Rosie and later Patrick. With the support of Bump2baby Reality Erin trained as a breastfeeding peer supporter with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and qualified in 2014.

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