The Pregnancy Special

It’s “The Pregnancy Special” with Norwich Mumbler!

How to have a Positive Birth Experience

Molly the Midwife talks about managing fear and anxiety in labour using Hypnobirthing

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Mumblings: Mumbler Birth Stories

Some of the Mumbler Mums have kindly written down their birth stories for you to read

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The NHS Pregnancy & Baby page has whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby.

Planning a hospital birth?  Find all the information you need on Norfolk & Norwich Hospital’s Maternity services or, James Paget’s Maternity services.

(My Mum wanted credit for her photo so…Photo c/o Nana Mumbler)

Check out the Who’s Who of pregnancy businesses and services below:


Molly O'Brien

Midwife & Hypnobirthing Practitioner

T: 01603 514195

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Molly O'Brien is a Midwife at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with over 20 years experience working within hospital and community settings. She is also an associate lecturer at the UEA and a member of the Association of Hypnobirthing Midwives (AHBM), accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
Molly runs Hypnobirthing and Birth Preparation classes at Treat - Norwich.

Jackie Heffer-Cooke

Hypnobirthing, Birth & Yoga Teacher

T: 01603 631 900

E: Email Jackie Heffer-Cooke

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Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Trainer. Founder of ‘The Birthing Tool Kit’ ChildBirth Education. Master in Pregnancy Massage and Specialised Massage Techniques for Baby Positioning, Natural Induction and Labour. Founder of YogaBumps, YogaBubs, YogaBuds and DiscoBubs and of her own Yoga Teacher Training School. Expert for BabyCentre, Columnist for The Evening News and The NCT, Editor of The Baby Magazine, Producer and Presenter of ‘How to take the labour out of labour’ and Presenter for Future Radio. Campaigner with the MSLC for better Birthing. She is also Director of The Orange Grove Clinic and the NEW ZENMUMA ONLINE (watch this space!)
She is also, most importantly, Mum of two and loves nothing better than family friendly festivals in the summer and muddy wellies in the winter!

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Chloe Willis

Daisy Birth & Baby Teacher

M: 07905 936 960

E: Email Chloe Willis

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Hello! I'm Chloe, your local Daisy Teacher, our Birthing and Baby classes are all evidence based helping you make informed choices & build confidence in your body, mind and baby. In Daisy class we create a welcoming community so you feel supported.
I'm Mum to 2 little boys and understand we're all on our own unique journey and Daisy has truly helped me and many families across the UK. I'd love to chat, you can contact me on any of the above or on Facebook. You can also go to our website for more info and online booking.

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Hanna Dabbour

Chartered Physiotherapist

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Hanna is a Chartered Physiotherapist with primary specialities in the fields of Women's Health and Musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
As a Women’s Health expert she focuses on pelvic pain, dysfunctions of all kinds, incontinence in addition to postnatal rehabilitation and advice; such as for pain, tears, scars, C-sections and the safe return to exercise and normal activity. When she isn't working in the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist, Hanna runs DabbourPhysio, a Physiotherapy clinic specialised in Women's Health.
Hanna is also an expert panellist for BabyCentre UK where she answers questions related to pre/postnatal physiotherapy and Women's Health.

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Kirsty Williams

Nutrional Therapist

M: 07793 159867

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Kirsty is a registered Nutritional Therapist based at Treat, a complementary health clinic in Norwich. She has always had a passion for food and healthy eating and decided to turn this into a career, training at the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
Nutritional Therapy is a vital tool, helping you to make the most of your diet for optimum health and wellbeing. Kirsty offers personalised nutrition consultations working through your diet and giving sensible advice and practical tips on the best foods to eat and which to avoid to help improve your symptoms and maximise the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet.

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Chrissie Boswell

Midwife & owner of Mamma Me Time

M: 07487329292

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Mamma Me Time was created by mum of four and practising Midwife, Chrissie, through her passion for promoting normality in pregnancy & birth and her desire to support women, and their partners, to achieve their very best possible birth experience.
Mamma Me Time offers antenatal and postnatal advice, support and education alongside a wonderful range of complementary therapies, all designed to support and prepare women for birth, their recovery and their transition into family life.
Whether you’re looking for a one-off pregnancy or postnatal treat, one-to-one birth preparation sessions or a full package of care throughout and beyond your pregnancy, Chrissie offers a range of options, tailored to suit your individual needs.
Wellbeing and preparation for body and mind, from bump, to birth and beyond.

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Rebecca Geanty

Acupuncturist & Owner of Treat - Norwich

T: 01603 514195

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Rebecca founded The Acupuncture for Childbirth Team (ACT) East Anglia is an established group of acupuncture practitioners who share a particular interest in the use of acupuncture for fertility and in pregnancy and labour. Its aim is to promote the use and to increase the availability of traditional acupuncture prior to conception, during pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period.
Rebecca offers acupuncture in pregnancy and acupressure for labour at her clinic in Norwich.

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Kerry Dolan

Hypnotherapist & NLP Master Practitioner

M: 07748660703

E: Email Kerry Dolan

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Hi, I’m Kerry from Wombservice!

I am a Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner, specialising in women’s health issues.

Not only is hypnosis a fantastic tool for relaxation, it is a great way to mediate between your mind and body, helping you to prepare for pregnancy and birth, manage transitions such as menopause, increase your chances to conceive naturally or improve fertility treatment success.

With five years of experience, I run regular Pregnancy Relaxation and Hypnobirthing classes and am available for one-to-one sessions.

Do check out my FB page or contact me for more details.

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Debbie Bagley

Pregnancy and Postnatal Health & Fitness Coach

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Hi! I’m Debbie from BabyFit Norwich.
It was after my first pregnancy that I found my passion for Pregnancy and Postnatal health and wellbeing. After a very stressful pregnancy and traumatic birth I was left wanting answers to so many questions. I trained and educated (extensively), got answers and had an amazing second pregnancy and birth.
I know first-hand the worries and fears associated with pregnancy and my mission is to ensure your experience and journey into motherhood is a magical one. I teach a large variety of classes (including Pregnancy Yoga and Postnatal Rehabilitation) which are safe, educational, friendly and fun!

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Rosie Taylor


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Rosie is a specialist musculoskeletal and children's physiotherapist, yoga and pilates instructor, acupuncturist and new mum! Rosie works as a childrens physiotherapist at the East Anglia Childrens Hospice (EACH) and also has a special interest in women's health, having recently set up Wellfit Mumma. Wellfit Mumma provides pregnancy physiotherapy, prenatal physio-yoga, postnatal Pilates and soon to come aqua tinies (therapeutic water based exercise for mum and newborns) and baby massage. Rosie is a physiotherapist with over 10 years experience of working with children, babies and mums to be. Rosie also runs Physi-yoga providing musculoskeletal physiotherapy, therapeutic yoga and Pilates classes, and retreats. Physiotherapy and classes are available at Treat-Norwich and The Yoga Tree in Norwich city centre.

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Siobhan Ridley

Owner at Your Tiny Human

M: 07725232233

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Hi! I'm Siobhán, owner of 'Your Tiny Human'. I'm a mama, Doula and Wise Hippo hypnobirthing instructor. As a doula, I provide unconditional and continual emotional support to families whilst also acting as a source of unbiased information so that they can make the right choices for their birth. I will be by their side, in complete harmony with mama and birth partner.
As a Wise Hippo instructor, I teach women and their birth partners (mega team) a load of science, tools and techniques for a confident, positive birthing experience so that they can own their birth no matter what route it takes. I run group and private courses around Norwich.
Get in touch to chat about how I can support you, (I love a birth chat and coffee!)

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Katie Mortlock

Independent Midwife

M: 07484220986

E: Email Katie Mortlock

Independent Midwife Katie Mortlock full service with different options. Lactation Consultant with over 22 years experience.
Katie offers full continuity of care packages, post-natal care packages, antenatal care and antenatal hypnobirth classes.

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Joanna Collins

Midwife, antenatal expert & Hypnobirthing Practitioner

T: 01692 583 087

M: 07852 571037

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Hi, my name is Joanna Collins. I am an experienced Midwife and Certified HypnoBirthing Teacher. I love supporting woman in their preparation towards a positive birthing experience. I do this by teaching full HypnoBirthing Courses, Optimal Fetal Positioning Workshops, Breech Turn sessions, both the encouraging babies into the perfect position for labour. I also support woman with bespoke consultations, enabling me to empower them with what it is that they need for that positive birth. I also have a TENS machine and Birthing Pool for hire and I love running our local Positive Birth Movement group where woman come along to share great, encouraging stories from others, find out empowering information and eat cake!

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Pregnancy & Parenthood

Antenatal, Postnatal and Baby Healthy & Wellbeing Specialists

T: 01603 813999

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Pregnancy and Parenthood is a group of Norfolk’s leading birth educators and postnatal/baby specialists, who have come together to take you on your unique path through pregnancy and early parenthood. Continuing to provide our individual first class care for mothers to be and new families, our aim in working together is to help you fully prepare for one of the most exciting journeys you will ever take.
Through our antenatal services we would like to help you feel confident and positive as you prepare for your birthing experience and caring for a newborn baby. After your birth we aim to enhance your relationship with your baby, optimise development, safely heal your body and provide a forum for postnatal support.
Our hub and baby centre is at Rowan House Health and Wellbeing Centre just outside Norwich in the village of Hethersett but we offer classes across South Norwich, South Norfolk and further afield.

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Jessica McKenna

Senior Yoga Teacher

M: 07501 303546

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Hello, I am Jessica, one of Norfolk’s most experienced Pregnancy Yoga experts, and founder of Bliss Pregnancy Yoga and Bliss Baby Yoga. I believe that relaxation is key to having the gentle birth experience that EVERY woman deserves. My Pregnancy Yoga classes have a strong focus on relaxation and breath, visualisation and positive mindset techniques to help your baby have a gentle birth experience no matter what path it may take. I share Birth Partner workshops and give your partner loads of helpful tips and tricks to help you feel supported during your baby's birthing day.
I am a Mum of two wonderful children and used my Pregnancy Yoga knowledge to have truly beautiful birth experiences for the arrival of both of my beautiful babies. Now 4 & 7 we enjoy getting out in the fresh air and having fun whatever the weather. I would love to help you in any way I can, please feel free to call . You can also go to go to my website for more info.

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Jan Bastard

Owner of Motherlove Natural Skincare Products for Pregnancy & Beyond

T: 01362 692647

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Motherlylove Natural Skincare Products for Pregnancy and Beyond created for safe use during pregnancy, birth and beyond by Jan Bastard,BSc. RN, RM, IAIM, retired UK midwife, Motherlylove helps mothers to have a happy, less stressful pregnancy and birth. With the knowledge that they have safe, certified products backed by science, to help alleviate the everyday discomforts of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
They have been specifically blended for the various stages of pregnancy, birth, babies and are free from any mineral oils, parabens, EDTA, silicones, Phthalates, synthetic fragrances & colours. Made in East Anglia Vegan friendly.

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