My name is Susie Murphy BSc (Hons) Registered Midwife, BMAS, HIS registered. I own an Independent clinic called The Birkenshaw Clinic of Acupuncture in Uddingston. I provide medical acupuncture (meaning it is researched based). I am governed by Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) NMC registered to practice midwifery.
As a midwife I can provide the following for you:
For more information:
Call 01698 818091, or email email@example.com
Rachael Hose is the Complementary Therapist behind Atlas Therapies and A.T. HOME, a wellbeing subscription box.
Rachael's career in health & wellbeing began when she graduated with a Bachelor of Midwifery from Glasgow Caledonian University. It was while working as a midwife that Rachael became aware of the benefits of complementary therapies, and of how many people were effectively using them to help achieve and maintain wellbeing.
Her journey to becoming a therapist continued when she studied Complementary Therapies and received a Diploma in the subject. Since then she has chosen to specialise in providing complementary therapies to those who are pregnant or are trying to conceive, and has completed training accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. As a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, Rachael adheres to the professional Code of Conduct, which means that she is fully insured and committed to professional development and strives to learn new techniques and therapies to provide her clients with the most effective treatments.
You can learn more at www.athomebox.co.uk
My business is Baby Mindful with Kirsty. I am a qualified Occupational Therapist specialising in adult mental health. I had my wee boy in 2017 and had a lovely maternity leave going along to loads of baby groups. As the return to work got closer I thought a lot about my work/life balance and felt like I needed a change of direction. I first found out about the Relax Kids franchise, but didn't feel it was quite for me, but then saw another piece of training they offered; Baby Mindful. Off I went down to Birmingham in early 2019, full of nerves to complete the training and gain my qualification to teach classes.
I now offer Baby Mindful groups for 0-6 and 6-12 months as well as Mums to Be, Relaxation for pregnancy classes. The groups focus on allowing you to 'just be' with your baby in a quiet calm space. Activities are based on the Relax Kids seven steps; Move, Play, Stretch, Breathe, Feel, Believe and Relax. We talk about different Mindfulness concepts and how these can help you to be a calmer parent. I've had loads of mums say how calm and relaxed they have felt after sessions.
I have loved setting up my business and at the moment my classes take place in Window to the Womb in Hamilton. Please give me a follow on Facebook - Baby Mindful with Kirsty or Instagram - mindful_kirsty.
I am a mum of three and have carried all of my children in slings (my eldest is 11!).
I decided to try using a sling because I had a very traumatic delivery with my first child and as a result of the emergency c-section I struggled to bond with my daughter. Using the sling really helped!
I subsequently used slings with my next 2 children and they have made my parenting journey so much easier as well as helping me overcome PND.
I have always been passionate about using slings and a believer of using a more gentle style of parenting. People would see me carrying my wee ones and often stop me to ask for advice about their sling. I went on a peer supporter course with School of Babywearing and then later on a carrying course with Slingababy to expand my babywearing knowledge and gain skills to help me pass information onto others effectively. Keen to help enable other local families to carry I set up a sling library have run
drop-in sessions across Lanarkshire. More recently people have been able to have online sling consultations and hire slings via post.
I also have an interest in pregnancy and childbirth and decided I wanted to study to become a doula. I started training with Red Tent doulas a few years ago and this year, I joined the Badass doula course. I have a variety of post natal doula support packages. I support new parents both emotionally and practically as they make the transition into parenthood. I am also a mother supporter, trained by Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. If you would like any more information about any of my services then please get in touch either through my website at www.littlepumpkins.co.uk or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
My Name is Lisa Roy and I am a Bowen Therapist based in Strathaven.
Bowen therapy is a gentle hands on therapy that can be used across all age groups from babies to the elderly.
Bowen can also be useful for women pre and post-natal to help with back pain, pelvic pain, shoulder pain and most areas of discomfort. Some have even used Bowen to assist when trying to conceive.
I also use a technique called McLoughlin Scar Release Technique which has shown to be effective in helping women following C-sections. Who may be suffering from muscle-skeletal pain, burning, tingling and pain around the scar area.
For further information of how I can help please get in touch.
Hi, I'm Diane and I'm the owner, designer & creator of SweetArts Casting Studio
A mum of 2 little boys. I started my business 3.5 years ago when my youngest was 6 months old.
I make the most precious 3D Baby, Children, Family Hand & Feet Castings and Pet Castings are also available too!
To be honest the beauty of my work is I can cast anyone at any age. To date the oldest person I've had in my studio has been 96 years young, so please dont feel like you have missed out if you didnt do this at the baby stage. These are truly the most precious keepsakes which can bring so much joy and comfort in years to come.
Having been trained by the most prestigious Lifecasters in the UK, I am passionate about providing bespoke keepsakes of exceptional quality that are also unique in design and made to your specific requirements.
My Studio is located on the outskirts of Carluke, South Lanarkshire.
Please have a look at my work and follow my Facebook & Instagram pages.
If you would like any more information or a list of the full services I provide the please go to my website www.sweetartscastingstudio.co.uk
Alternatively you can send a PM/DM or email email@example.com
Francesca is a Webster certified Chiropractor, CranioSacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Practitioner, Doula and Pilates Instructor based in Ayrshire.
The Webster technique is a series of gentle but specific adjustments which aim to have your body functioning at its optimum. This includes addressing the alignment of the bones and soft tissues of pelvis to give your baby the space it needs to grow and move, aswell as ensuring that your nervous system is sending clear signals and working at its best!
After their journey into the world (whatever twists and turns this may involve), Francesca loves to check newborns, almost as like an M.O.T, to ensure there is nothing holding them back from flourishing and becoming the best version of themselves as they grow.
She has vast experience in working with premature babies, those with feeding or latching issues or with cranial distortions, amongst many other ‘diagnosed’ conditions. She is also used to co-managing and working as part of a team with health-visitors, midwives, lactation consultants etc.
Francesca welcomes patients of all ages and backgrounds but her real passion is working with pregnant mums, babies and children. This is because she believes that rather than waiting for problems to arise, early checks and gentle adjustments set the whole family up for a healthier, happier life.
Please like, follow and share ‘CoreHealth Chiropractic’ on facebook or contact 07871 289 345, firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.
Hey I’m Roz and I’m the founder of Swaddle - a social enterprise and registered charity based in Hamilton.
Our aim is to support local families in the early years of parenthood. We have a beautiful preloved baby & children’s shop that gives families access to great quality, low cost clothing, toys and equipment for newborns to age 5.
The shop launched over 4 years ago now and is a much loved community hub, encouraging more families to shop second hand, reduce waste and support other families in their community.
With funds raised in the shop, we are able to offer a referral service providing free baby essentials to mums and families on low incomes, parenting support activities to build resilient families, and volunteering opportunities that bring communities together.
Running Swaddle ticks all the boxes and more, I love getting to know all the mamas and their gorgeous babies who visit us, love seeing families find amazing bargains in the shop and most of all, love working with a group of fantastic women who work so hard for a community project they believe in.
Our opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.
Looking forward to welcoming you to Swaddle soon,
Clothes (Pinks to Blues)
Hey, I’m Audrey and I’m the founder of Pinks to Blues the online baby and gift boutique specialising in soft organic cotton and bamboo baby essentials and sustainable toys and gifts.
Amongst our baby essentials you’ll find adorable sleepsuits, sleeping bags and blankets made from soft certified organic cotton and bamboo fabrics that are kinder and gentler on your little ones delicate skin.
Our soft toys are handcrafted with love from our unique rattles and comforters to our popular dinosaurs. You’ll also find our sustainably sourced wooden toys, hand finished with water based paints in colourful designs perfect for encouraging their development as they learn while they play.
On a more personal note...
As a mum of two and with 15 years experience in the childcare and private nanny sector, starting Pinks to Blues 5 years ago was the next natural step for me. I believe that every moment with your little one is precious. All the snuggles and giggles and even those sleepless nights. In the beginning my mission was helping mums find those perfect baby essentials that were softer, gentler and kinder on their baby's delicate skin. Today this is still very much an important part of Pinks to Blues, but now it's grown to so much more. As we've added toys and gifts to our collections we've remained true to our ethics, values and beliefs. One of the many benefits to come from this and really believing in my mission is being able to care for our planet while caring for little ones as we continue our journey.
Join our Pinks to Blues family by following us on Facebook and Instagram. To find out more or see our ranges visit our website www.pinkstoblues.com
Hi, I’m Keeley and I’m the founder of Mothership Counselling Services. I’ve been a therapist for 13 years and I’m a mum of two young children. I’ve worked with children and families for over 25 years but having children of my own and meeting lots of mums in the same boat as me encouraged me to set up a counselling service that is focused on supporting women during pregnancy, the post natal period and beyond.
All counsellors should be able to support a woman struggling during pregnancy or through the early days of motherhood, but I feel that being a mum myself gives me a true understanding of what being pregnant or being a mum really feels like so I can offer a service that is really meaningful.
I provide a safe and non-judgemental space for women to make sense of what is happening or happened to them. They may be feeling anxious during pregnancy or be left traumatised by their birthing experience. Motherhood might not be what a woman expected it to be and it can leave her with lots of conflicting feelings. My hope is that through counselling the women who work with me gain clarity so they can feel in control, improve their relationships and feel better about themselves. I offer a free 15 minute no obligation consultation. All sessions are currently online. If you would like to find out more my website is www.mother-ship.co.uk, my email is email@example.com and my phone number is 07523 952194.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), baby-led weaning consultant and dietetic student.
My journey to support mothers breastfeeding their babies started while I was working as a paediatric nurse on a neonatal intensive care unit in Germany.
After moving to Scotland and passing the exam to become an IBCLC I started my private practice offering antenatal breastfeeding workshops and 1:1, postnatal consultations, a breastfeeding support group and baby-led weaning workshops.
Just shortly before lockdown I gave birth to our first baby. Despite working in the field, my own breastfeeding journey was a huge challenge battling posterior tongue tie, persistent thrush, exclusive pumping for a month, breastfeeding aversion and the temporary need for specialty formula before it became an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
If you are looking for information on breastfeeding or the introduction of solids follow my Facebook and Instagram @thefamilyprojectuk or write me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I’m Robyn, my husband Sean and I are the owners of First Stop Safety Training. Our company deliver a variety of First Aid courses and workshops with a difference across Scotland. We pride ourselves in being specialists in the field of paediatrics delivering baby & child first aid workshops targeting new and expecting parents, accredited Paediatrics qualifications and workshops designed for children.
I’ve been delivering first aid courses for over 10 years but realised the focus was on working environments and adults only. With 500,000 under 4s ending up in casualty every year due to an accident at home I felt there should be more training available for home environments. Parents lacked essential paediatric first aid knowledge but they don’t need to sit through a full day of training listening to the health and safety aspects of a typical course and paying for a certificate valid for 3 years. No, they needed to know the basics, in a quick period of time, in an environment that was baby friendly. Bringing a little one into the world is exciting but scary (we can relate, we have a 10 week old) so we wanted to create a training session that left parents and carers feeling empowered and confident, that if an emergency was to arise, they would be able to act fast and take control.
With Sean’s background in sports science and personal training we felt we could create a first aid training company that combined all our skills. We wanted to shake up a stale industry and give it a new lease of life, delivering fun, interactive training that people actually enjoyed.
Our popular Tiny Lives workshop often sells out and is suited to anyone who would like to have basic first aid and emergency lifesaving training involving babies and children. Ideal for parents, those expecting, grandparents, babysitters and carers. We discuss accident prevention, how to identify first aid emergencies and what action to take. We can also deliver these in a private setting from the comfort of your own home to small groups.
"I am Sam, a soft tissue therapist, which essentially is a massage therapist with a few extra bits thrown in."
Sam began her career in soft tissue therapy 8 years ago, training with the Western School of Massage in both Swedish and Remedial & Sports Massage. Her new career was quickly interrupted by the birth of her beautiful boy, and it was her birth journey, emergency c section, and postnatal recovery which got Sam interested in the idea that soft tissue work and touch can help many aspects of postnatal recovery from c-section scar massage, postural changes, core reconnection, diastasis rehab, alignment and improve general feeling of wellbeing. She believes strongly that the 4th trimester is as much about the woman finding her feet and reconnecting with her own body, as it is about the baby, for when a baby is born, a mother is born as well. In our modern lives this is often neglected and we lose that important step in the journey. She has gone on and studied pregnancy and postnatal soft tissue work with both the OMT and Burrell Education, and uses these skills in her clinic on a daily basis with pregnancy massage, postnatal massage and c section recovery.
Sam busied herself during lockdown developing a 'C Section Resource Pack'. This is a much needed resource helping women understand and guide them through the journey of recovery. It's packed full of content of what to expect at each stage of the healing, how to help themselves in their own recovery, and navigates questions like returning to exercise, scar work and the emotional side of recovery.
Her interests have also widened into the general bracket of women's health. She went on to broaden her scar therapy skills with trainer Emma Holly who teaches the Sharon Wheeler ScarWork principles. She is fascinated how these can be applied to all types of scars, improving the sensation, function, feel and look of the area, and how the scar impacts other areas of the body creating tension. She is particularly interested in using these skills to help with gynae surgeries such as hysterectomies, and also post oncology surgeries including mastectomies and lumpectomies. She is currently studying additional certificates in menopause health and is near completion of a diploma in oncology massage.
Sam loves working with all types of people as the skillsets are transferable across all types of issues and injuries. “The body is a truly fascinating thing and every day for me is a learning day!”. Sam values the need for people to not only be worked on, but also to be listened to, and the consultation is a very big part of her treatment process. She works during the week from her home studio in Cambuslang, and has a studio clinic in East Kilbride on a Saturday.
You can contact Sam via her fb page @SamMassageTherapy, Tel: 07818 477858, and find out more about her services on her website: www.SamMassageTherapy.co.uk
Louise Mallan is Glasgow photographer specialising in newborn baby photography.
Newborn photography is a once in a lifetime experience as your child will change and grow in the blink of an eye. Capturing these teeny tiny details that will change so quickly is an investment that you will treasure forever.
Most newborn sessions take place within the first 10-14 days after the baby is born. At this stage I can pose your baby in those sleepy curled up positions that you will see in my portfolio. After two weeks it is still possible to photograph your newborn however, babies tend to be less sleepy and want to stretch out, so certain poses might not be possible. This is why it is best to photograph your newborn baby within the first two weeks of their life.
Choosing a Photographer is a difficult decision! I hope from the images on my website's gallery and reading reviews from previous customers you will see that Newborn photography is something that I specialise in.
I have a 1st Class Honours degree in photography and started specialising in newborn photography over 5 years ago. I am fully insured and have trained extensively in newborn safety and in the art of newborn posing. I am a proud member of the Baby and Newborn Photography Association (Banpas) who promote newborn safety. I am lucky enough to have trained with some of the leading newborn photographers in the UK and from the US.
I absolutely love what I do and like to ensure the very best for my clients.
Physiotherapist (Adore Your Core)
Adore Your Core Physiotherapy has been running (previously Fit Mums and Tums) for 8 years. Adore Your Core Physiotherapy provides services for women in search of Women’s/Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Angela Parkinson set up the service whilst expecting her third child (of four) to help all women experiencing pelvic girdle pain, pregnancy related pain, needing core rehab during pregnancy, incontinence, prolapse, diastasis and pelvic pain. Angela sees those with conditions including endometriosis, vulvodynia, vaginismus and dyspareunia also. Four years ago Angela also trained and is now a registered Mummy MOT provider.
At present the Adore Your Core therapy base is near Cambuslang (off the M74) but will be moving to larger premises from the start of November off the M8 near Queenslie.
If you would like to book go to www.adoreyourcorephysio.com or contact 07881 063200 to discuss your concerns.
Physiotherapist (Catriona Monkhouse Physiotherapy)
Hi, I’m Cat and I run Catriona Monkhouse Physiotherapy and Pilates based in East Kilbride. I have a background in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, however after having my first child in 2013 I developed a passion for women’s health and helping other mums so went onto train in this speciality. I now use my combined expertise in these two areas to provide the best outcomes for my clients.
I can support you throughout your pregnancy to by providing treatment and rehabilitation for pain such as pelvic girdle pain, advise you on keeping active in pregnancy and through ante natal Pilates.
In the post-natal period-I provide the Mummy MOT which is a comprehensive post- natal assessment, including checking for diastasis (tummy gap) and assessing the pelvic floor to check strength, tone and checking for pelvic organ prolapse. The Mummy MOT can be beneficial anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 years post birth, so don’t worry you have left it too long if you have symptoms that are still bothering you.
I am trained in acupuncture and recently completed additional training specific to women’s health. I am also trained in ante and post-natal Pilates which I utilise as part of my rehabilitation. With my background in sports I am also passionate about safely guiding women to return to doing what they love, so if your keen to return to running or weights in the gym but need some guidance on how to do that safely, I can help.
I believe a huge part of my role is education and we need to get the message out that after having a baby, leaking is common but not normal and that there are things we as women’s health physiotherapists can do to help. So if your putting up with not being able to chase your toddler or jump on a trampoline, get in touch.
My email is email@example.com and my Facebook page can be found here.
I’m Arleen Dingwall, a local East Kilbride Pilates teacher. Teaching fitness is all I’ve ever known – in fact I’ve been doing it 30 Years!! I feel incredibly lucky to still be doing a job I absolutely love and particularly enjoy teaching and specialising in pregnancy and postnatal Pilates. I am so passionate about helping mums to be and new mums through their exercise journey during and after pregnancy. It’s such an important time to nurture your body, keep active and of course, look after your pelvic floor!! Not only do you have a six week course of classes but you also get access to my website channel where you’ll get tons of content if you wish to catch up at home.
I often receive messages asking me if I do ‘non pregnant’ classes. I absolutely do. In fact pregnancy and postnatal is just a small part of my working week.
I am a trained GP exercise referral teacher, this allows me to work with clients who suffer with any conditions which may limit their ability to exercise. This qualification then allowed me to specialise further. I had a particular interest in lower back pain having being a sufferer following the birth of my children, hence training as a Level 4 Lower back pain specialist. I know and have seen (as well as experienced myself) the difference Pilates makes to back pain clients. This is also something that many pregnant and postnatal women experience so it ties in quite nicely with my Pre and postnatal work.
Hi, I’m Rachel, founder of Placenta Power Lab Glasgow. Placenta Power Lab was launched in 2017 with the view to making placenta encapsulation a accessible post natal recovery supplement for Glasgow mothers.
Having suffered from postnatal depression following the birth of my first son I was put on anti depressants by my doctor. Whilst pregnant with my second son I decided to look at alternative methods of treating post natal depression and stumbled upon placenta encapsulation. Your placenta contains the extraordinary power to heal and re-energise your body, due to the many hormones, vitamins and minerals it contains. I was sold and began looking for someone to transform my placenta into pills but at the time I struggled to find a specialist near me. Being a qualified biomedical scientist I felt naturally interested in the process and my lab training meant I was trained in aseptic technique. I decided to get trained and encapsulate my own placenta. The benefits I experienced were phenomenal; decreased bleeding, increased milk production, more energy and NO baby blues. Friends began approaching me to do the same for them and I did... and they reported the same benefits. I was soon being approached by friends of friends and other expectant mums willing to pay for my service and that is when I decided to launch as a business.
My main goal is to always achieve a high level of customer satisfaction with the services and products that I provide. The process is quick, the placenta is packed in ice, collected, inspected, cut and dried before being placed into capsules. The finished product is returned to mum within 24-48 hours meaning the benefits are reaped almost immediately. I feel education and awareness of placenta encapsulation is key in the prevention and reduction of post natal depression.
Private Scan Clinic
Introducing Window To The Womb!
We carry out private diagnostic ultrasound scans on pregnant ladies from 6 weeks right through to 40 weeks in our spacious and welcoming Hamilton clinic. We are very excited to be opening our Livingston clinic soon too.
We run 2 separate clinics: First Scan for early pregnancy scans from 6 weeks through to 15+6 and our Window To The Womb Clinic from 16+ weeks.
From early pregnancy viability, dating and reassurance scans right through to fetal well-being, gender, growth & presentation and 4d scans, we have something to offer everyone and a package to suit your needs and budget.
We use top of the range scan machines and all of our Sonographers are fully qualified and both HCPC and SOR registered to ensure that you and your baby are in safe hands.
We carry out well-being checks on your baby at every scan before moving on to capture beautiful images of your little one that you can treasure forever.
Each scan package includes photo prints to take home which are printed on high quality photo paper and we give you the digital copies of every image captured, free of charge on our custom built 'Bumpies' App. We can also offer you the full length scan movie to take home too.
Over 16 weeks gestation, we will let you listen to your baby's heartbeat which can be recorded for you to take home in one of our treasured heartbeat bears and we offer HDLive upgrades on every 4D scan package so that you can see baby's features even more clearly.
When you visit us, a member of our team will accompany you throughout, to answer any questions you may have, offer support and to help give you and your family a memorable scan experience.
We are very privileged to be able to meet so many lovely families and to help support them on their special journey, meeting baby at every stage and we love it when they visit us with their new arrival or send us photos of them which we display in the clinic and on our social media pages (especially now we have social distancing restrictions).
Are you exhausted and struggling? Tired of being tired? I can help!
When our little ones struggle with sleep or reflux it's tough! And when we're exhausted, we can't function properly.
I'm a Sleep Coach and Reflux Practitioner for babies and toddlers, working with families from newborn to 6 years old.
If your little one has reflux, I will help find the root cause.
Reflux is a symptom of something else causing your baby's discomfort - it's not a disease and it's not 'normal'.
If your little one is struggling with sleep, I will help find the cause of the sleep challenges through emotional wellness and sleep science.
I'll look at the big picture including environment, routines, sleep needs and sleep associations.
I will support you and provide you with the tools, knowledge and confidence to help your little one sleep and feel better - meaning your family can sleep better and feel better!
Various packages are available to suit.
My Business Partner, Ashley, and I run the Water Babies franchise across Glasgow, Ayrshire and Edinburgh.
At Water Babies we’ll teach you to teach your baby to swim. From lesson one, we’ll get your little one used to the sensation of water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills. By the end of our program, your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around water.
Our lessons are intimate, with a maximum of 10 little ones, a carer per child and one of our teachers in the pool at any one time. They’re 30 minutes long and take place each week, so it’s a wonderful way to bond with your baby away from the craziness of life. Skills are taught through song, play and repetition, so there’s never a dull moment when you’re in the pool.
Our teacher’s will tailor each lesson to your little one’s ability, so it’s only when they’re ready that we’re ready.
And as we navigate our new normal, rest assured that when pools in Scotland do reopen, all Water Babies staff are fully trained and equipped to carry out our new safety measures to the highest standard. You’ll still receive the warmest of welcomes while we ensure your journey with us.
Annie Perry has been running YogaBellies classes for all women in East Kilbride for nearly 7 years. She is a specialist in women’s yoga and runs inclusive and welcoming classes for women throughout the life stages but she specialises in pregnancy yoga and post natal yoga and yoga that focuses on menstrual health. Recently she has written and launched YogaBellies for Fertility throughout the UK. These are unique classes that support and aid women on their trying to conceive or ‘TTC’ journey.
She runs her classes from her own studio, The Luna Centre, in East Kilbride which has recently reopened following COVID lockdown, but due to the success of her online classes that she delivered during lockdown she is keeping many of her classes online too.
Her classes are all about providing a warm welcoming non-judgemental environment for women to practice yoga, whether this is online or in person. Her pregnancy classes are so much more than a yoga class, the breathing and positions she teaches are completely invaluable for birthing and the feedback from her clients speak for themselves!