Resources & Links

Antenatal Services


Miri Cooper – I teach the wise hippo programme, a complete antenatal preparation and Hypnobirthing course. The course is run over 4 sessions.
You will get a course workbook, relaxations and affirmations mp3s and on going support. I teach in groups in Royston or Cambridge or 1:1 private sessions at your own home. For more info please e-mail me on or visit

Verina Henchy – The Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing programme a complete antenatal preparation course taught over 4 sessions. Max 3 couples in each group. 1:1 courses also offered.
To book email

The Birthsense Team: 


Pregnancy yoga – weekly classes –

Birthlight Childbirth Preparation Classes

Our 6 session Childbirth Preparation course held in Cambridge is designed for women and their birth partners, an opportunity to focus on one of the most important events of your life. Please see the website for details of our upcoming courses.


Verina Henchy Homeopathy – fertility, pregnancy, birth and beyond. A holistic approach to healthcare and wellness.

One to one antenatal classes

Sophie Messager – Birth Preparation £70, Preparation for breastfeeding £70, Preparation for carrying your baby in a sling £70, Mother blessing ceremony from £75.

Maddie McMahon – Birth Preparation and practical preparation for parenting: 3 sessions £125. Preparation for Breastfeeding £75. One-off consultations for birth planning and/or debriefing £60.

Justine Fieth – Preparing to Breastfeed session £60

Bryony Vickers – Birth Preparation and Birth De-Briefing – 90 minute session £60. 3 x 90 minute session £150.

Postnatal Services

Baby Massage

Bee’s Baby Massage – 5 week course in central Cambridge –

Baby Massage with Postnatal Yoga – weekly classes –


Postnatal, baby and toddler yoga workshops and Caesarian Birth Postnatal yoga workshops – weekly classes –

Babywearing training

Sophie Messager  One to one consultation, £70, small group workshop (3-6 families) £40 per family, peer supporter workshops, £95.

Closing the bones postpartum massage

Lots of local doulas provide this nurturing ritual



74465_459165155975_556370975_6113793_2192152_nMaddie McMahon – Introducing Solids workshops, £25 per family. Feeding, sleeping, parenting consultations £60.

Workshops for doulas and

Jo Gough – Rites of Passage: Mother Blessings, Namings, Menarche, Handfasting and Croning – from £100 depending on package.
Reiki/Reiki Drum/Sound healing – suggested payment £50 per 90 minute session
Journey Companionship – £50 per 90 minute session

Katie Olliffe – Calm Family Classes – Including Nurturing Baby, Baby Led Weaning, Baby Sleep and Toddler Parenting – Please see the website for more information, course dates and costs

Harriet Lowe – Introduction to Solids – from £25 per family. Gentle parenting support; fussy eating, toileting, becoming a sibling. From £18ph (minimum 2hr booking).


Sophie Messager and Anna Richardson are our local babywearing consultants. Contact them for one-to-one support with your sling.

Free Groups

Breastfeeding Support
Free breastfeeding support in Ely, Thursdays 1.30-2.30.
Breastfeeding Drop-in, Trumpington Meadows Primary School. Every Monday 12.30-2.30.

La Leche League support groups:
LLL Cambridge hosts groups, coffee mornings and toddler meetings throughout the month and throughout the area offering mother-to-mother breastfeeding support.
Monthly meetings are the second Friday of every month 12.45-14.30 at North Cambridge Children’s Centre, and Coffee mornings are the fourth Friday of the month 10-12pm at Fawcett Children’s Centre
Website: and La Leche League Cambridge on facebook.
Contact Justine Fieth 01223 365222, or more local numbers on website or National Helpline 0845 120 2918.

Birth Choices Group

A free drop-in for women to come and explore their birth options with volunteer doulas.
2nd Friday of the month 12:30-2:30pm, at Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre, Signet Court, 10, Swanns Rd, Cambridge CB5 8LA (please note CWRC is a woman only space)

Last Friday of the month, 1-3pm, Satyam Yoga Wellbeing Centre, 2-4 Hawthorne Way, Cambridge,CB4 1AX (partners and children welcome).

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Positive Birth Movement Cambridge

Part of the grass roots movement to offer positivity about childbirth via a global network of free Positive Birth groups, linked up by social media which aims to encourage people to Meet Up, Link Up and Shake Up Birth.

The Positive Birth Movement Cambridge, meets at St Andrews Centre, Histon on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10-11.30am.

Coffee Meet Up

A relaxed, fun informal meet up for local parents, parents to be and babies/small people to come together, make friends and support one another.

See events on facebook for times and dates –

VBAC Friends:
Is a free online group.We can help with…
– peer support: women to women support;
– sources of local information and signposts;
– positive stories about VBAC, HBAC and CBAC;
– finding out how to arrange a VBAC or HBAC;
– or getting ideas about planning a great caesarean birth.

Birth Trauma Recovery (3 Step Rewind Technique)

Maddie McMahon, Becky Talbot, Tracy Sealey, Katie Olliffe, Ellie Cook, Bryony Vickers, Verina Henchy, Sophie Messager and Kornelia Treskonova.