First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope you are really excited?
As a midwife for 35 years, I know how pregnancy can be exciting and at the same time worrying.
Are you feeling anxious in between your midwife appointments? Do you feel you don’t have enough time to ask questions as she’s so busy? Would you like more time to spend exploring your pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal options?
I offer one-off appointments to compliment your NHS care, right through to full antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal packages. Held in the comfort of your home at times to suit you. You may want to discuss induction of labour or have help to make a great birth plan.
Maybe you’d like to feel better about a previous birth experience? We can do this together using a deeply relaxing technique to help you remove distressing emotions attached to your memories. If you have a breech baby I have techniques that are proven to encourage baby to turn!
Please get in touch to see how I can help you achieve a positive pregnancy and birth.
These groups are all run slightly differently; however, you can rest assured you will always be welcomed by a friendly face and refreshments! All group leaders undertake breastfeeding training so that they can offer support and signpost if you need specific help. These groups are open to all breastfeeding mums.
These groups are run by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. Peer supporters are mothers who have themselves breastfed and have undertaken a training course. They are not able to give specific advice but can offer suggestions and sign-post to the most appropriate and timely help. Any breastfeeding mum is welcome!
Breastfeeding counsellors have all breastfed and had extensive training. They offer free support, information and practical help. They offer phone support and home visits.
Baby Buddy app (download from app store or visit website) Trusted source of information endorsed by your health professional and promoted to all parents in Leeds www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/baby-buddy-online
NCT Breastfeeding Helpline www.nct.org.uk 0300 330 0770 (8am-11pm)
La Leche League www.laleche.org.uk 0345 120 2918
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 0300 3305453 www.abm.me.uk
Breastfeeding Network 0300 1000212 www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 1000212
Adv. Health Improvement Specialist – Infant Feeding Sally – 07712 214867
Breastfeeding Clinic (HV referral only) Meanwood Health Centre – 0113 8433350
Hospital Infant Feeding Team (midwives) 0113 2065367
Peer Support Coordinator Cath – 07843339574 / Suzanne – 07956077800
Leeds General Infirmary – Delivery Suite 0113 3927445
St James’ Hospital – Delivery Suite 0113 2069103
Drugs in Breastmilk helpline email@example.com
NCT BREASTFEEDING COUNSELLORS
Val – LS16 0113 2933176
Helen – LS20 01943 877212
Eleanor – LS20 01943 884096
Tracey – BD17 01274 597633
Also facilitated by NCT – Baby Cafe; cake and conversation alongside breastfeeding support from trained NCT
breastfeeding counsellors. Fridays 12pm – 2pm Gipton Methodist Church, Oak Tree Place, LS9 6SX
BREAST PUMP HIRE
Eleanor – LS20 01943 884096
A library of baby slings and carriers that are available for trying and hiring at one of the 12 drop-in sessions held a month. If a drop-in isn’t for you then one to one appointments are available.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the drop-in sessions and on how to book a one to one.
We offer breastfeeding support to mothers are every stage of their breastfeeding journey. Run by a team of volunteers with breastfeeding experience and appropriate counselling training. Call our helpline on 0345 120 2918 for support or search online for your nearest support group.
La Leche League Cafe, Breastfeeding support group.
First Friday of each month 10.00-12 noon.
The group is run by La Leche volunteers. Topics covered in the group include the advantages of breastfeeding, childbirth and the new baby at home, the art of breastfeeding and overcoming difficulties, nutrition and weaning. Expectant mothers & new mothers welcome. Pram access via the entrance on Riddings Road.
Lower Hall, Ilkley Methodist Church Hall (Christchurch), The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9LW
It is our mission to support families in and around the Leeds area who are in need of urgent baby essentials such as Nappies, Wipes and Infant Formula. We also support Leeds families by sourcing baby equipment and clothes.
We always need donations of nappies, wipes, baby formula, baby food and baby equipment. Because no baby should go without!
Being pregnant and welcoming your baby into the world can be very exciting. There’s a lot to learn and it can be worrying at times. Preparation for Birth and Beyond, is to help you and your partner think about the birth of your baby and the early months after your baby is born. Ask your midwife or children’s centre for details.
Lisa Bourne Naming Ceremonies Yorkshire
Trained and accredited by Humanists UK to write and conduct naming ceremonies. Supporting families who wish to celebrate a child (e.g. a new baby, an adoption, or a blended family) in a non-religious way.
Phone Lisa 07725686436
Calling all mums-to-be! Massage 2 Mummy, the UK’s leading specialist in pre-natal massage is now available in the Leeds postcode areas. Our highly trained professional therapists will soothe your aches and pains with a luxury pregnancy massage. For information and bookings, please call Sally on 07500 469781
NCT can offer you a wide range of antenatal courses and services – the ideal way to find answers to all your questions and support you through every step of your journey.
For practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood including help with feeding. Calling us costs the same as any local call, however, if you have free ‘inclusive’ minutes on a landline or mobile, it will be included in those.
0300 330 0700
A class run by Guiseley Children’s Centre.
Call 0113 3782861 For more information & to book.
A full-spectrum & birth doula.