MamaHub provides mums with access to a team of baby care and women’s well-being experts who are all specialists in their own fields and full of experience and knowledge. Through a series of courses and workshops, by sharing their expertise on a range of topics relevant to different ages and stages of motherhood, our experts help our mums to learn and grow in confidence.
Lorna Catchpole, Postnatal Fitness
Lorna is a full-time fitness instructor, offering a variety of classes in Hertford and Ware. She is qualified in postnatal fitness and runs a session at the postnatal course providing information and guidance on postnatal recovery and returning to (or introducing) fitness safely after little ones have arrived. This session includes a gentle practical element focused on the pelvic floor and core connection with some optional band work, which (re)introduces light exercises to our mums in a safe way. Lorna promotes healthy fitness goals for all fitness levels and covers the benefits of fitness for physical and mental well-being.
Marika, 'Sing and Sign' Teacher
Marika is an amazing 'Sing and Sign' teacher for East Herts and Harlow. ‘Sing and Sign’ has been developed with speech and language therapists and uses music and signing together to enhance communication with baby. With gentle music and repetition 'Sing and Sign' really helps baby to understand more words from early on, which reduces that frustration that babies and parents may feel when they can't understand each other. Marika kicks off the postnatal course with a taster of her fun and engaging class, providing new mums with a great introduction to a local baby class that can be enjoyed together with baby.
Selina Patel, Student Nutritionist
Selina is a student nutritionist, studying her passion for food and healthy eating. Through the support of her mentor, she presents sound advice on postnatal nutrition during her session of the postnatal course. She covers healthy food options to help boost energy, suggests food groups that are beneficial if breast feeding and provides realistic ideas for quick meals and healthy snacking.
Terri Nash, 'The Sense Project' Counsellor
Terri is a qualified member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and founder of The Sense Project, She has many years of experience counselling in various areas of mental health across different settings. However it was once she became a mother herself that she developed a real passion for supporting women through their own experiences of motherhood. Terri joins our postnatal course running a session on postnatal well-being. Here we provide a safe space for new mums to share their own experiences and talk openly about the highs and lows of parenting without the fear of judgement. We talk about the expectation versus reality of having a baby, changes in relationships and discovering our identity as a new mum. We hope that this session helps to normalise those feelings we experience when we become a parent.
Maria Murphy, 'Baby Sleep The Night" Sleep Specialist
Maria is a certified ‘Baby Sleep the Night’ consultant who found her calling and changed her career path after experiencing sleep issues with her daughter and the negative impacts of such on her general well-being and family life; deciding then that she wanted to help support others experiencing the same. Sleep is always a hot topic when it comes to newborns. With so many questions, Maria shares her own first-hand experience, helps to answer some of those common questions and provides her wealth of knowledge and advice on good sleep practice.
Hannah Allsop, 'Daisy First Aid' Instructor
Hannah is the owner and one of the trainers for Daisy First Aid Mid Hertfordshire. She has 15 years' experience in teaching and training and is qualified in Paediatric First Aid. Hannah has a passion for providing parents with first aid knowledge and confidence to deal with accidents if they were to occur. As part of our 7 Week Postnatal Course, Hannah delivers a ‘Baby Basics’ first aid session covering a number of important areas in first aid including choking, baby recovery positions, seizures, meningitis, sepsis and baby CPR.
Faye Sheppard, Breastfeeding Consultant
Faye is a mum of 2 with over 10 years experience working within the NHS supporting and offering advice on a postnatal ward and SCBU. With her wealth of experience she has recently set up Herts Breastfeeding Support to help mums and their newborns with feeding. She provides advice, support and feeding plans to help new mums feel confident and happy as they journey through the stages of feeding, whether that’s breast or bottle. Faye joins us at the postnatal course and is on hand to answer questions, offer 1:1 support and provide guidance.