I am Ellie, a Buckinghamshire mama to Teddy & Penelope, and a registered Midwife. I am passionate about labour & birth education and, particularly since becoming a mother myself, about postnatal, infant feeding and confident parenting support.
As a Midwife I have supported incredible hypnobirthing couples; in control, calm, peaceful. This inspired me to practice hypnobirthing myself when I was pregnant and, after an extremely positive experience, to train to become a KG Hypnobirthing instructor. I used it again for my 2nd birth and had an amazing, powerful homebirth. My dream is for those I teach to feel as proud and invincible as I did! It really is possible!
Since my births, I have grown a passion for the postnatal period, extending well beyond the standard midwife's postnatal care. This includes both mother-focussed support during this time of birth-recovery and huge identity shifts, with a focus on helping all mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals. After a challenging start to breastfeeding with my second baby, I decided to deepen my professional knowledge and am now on the path to becoming an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).
Whilst training to become a midwife, I learnt about the positive effects of massage for babies and the basic techniques. I decided to formalise this training by becoming an Infant Massage Instructor, after experiencing the benefits with Teddy, and love supporting new parents through this unique (and challenging, sleep-deprived, rewarding, special, oxytocin-filled) time!
I have more recently trained to become a specialised Tummy Time Instructor and am loving the fun & practical nature of this course. It really does give parents a renewed feeling of confidence, and is appropriate from Birth - I am loving meeting all the tinies!
Registered Midwife R.M.
KG Hypnobirthing Teacher DipHb(KGH)
Infant Massage Instructor - Practitioner Diploma
Tummy Time Instructor - Practitioner Diploma
Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner
Aromatherapy for Childbirth
Business Management MSc.