I fell pregnant and suddenly this world of birth support, antenatal classes, hypnobirthing, pregnancy yoga, pregnancy pilates came to light. I had my baby and…well there were midwives, health visitors, all different and slightly contradictory, baby massage, church hall playgroups, books that I didn’t have time to read and friends who were all at work. Nurturing Mums aims to fill that postnatal gap calling out the fact that postnatal needs to become a priority.
We provide and promote a fun and meaningful community for parents to help banish isolation. We also create a space where you can actually work this parenting thing out in a safe and non-pressured context. All the professionals that join us, to cover various parenting topics, all do so in a non-judgmental way and aim to help you feel informed putting a face to the topics.
There’s nothing worse that googling ‘how to you get your baby to sleep’ at 3am…why not ask a friendly face instead.
We have supported hundreds of parents over more than 5 years of running Nurturing Mums. We have little ones ourselves and understand the contradictory and hard to find advice out there. We understand that parenting can be isolating with moments of pure joy and frustration held side by side. We work hard to find excellent local professionals to support you in your postnatal stage and ensure that we host events that are fun, relaxed and non-judgemental, spaces where you can arrive on your own but leave with friends.
We are here to ensure that your journey into becoming a new parent is smooth, supported and sorted. Have a consultation with us where we will create your bespoke postnatal plan.
These might be purely social, topic based or a little of both.
These are our original postnatal courses, currently running in London and the East Midlands. These encompass community and expertise all in one.
Are you a birth or postnatal professional? We host networking events just for you, a place to celebrate collaboration and support others who look after parents and babies.
What they say about us
There were so many brilliant memories from the Nurturing Mums course…If any mamas are reading this, definitely sign up. The advice given across the five weeks were life changing. My daughter NOW SLEEPS THROUGH THE NIGHT and ENJOYS being on solids – it has made parenting second time round a pleasure
The first session was wonderful. I can see why you were confident that I would love it! It felt so personal and I felt at ease straight away. Already wish there were more than four sessions left!
The course was really well thought out and just so useful. From sleeping to weaning, it was brilliant to get advice at a time when you have no clue what’s going on! And I met awesome mums too. Worth every penny and wish it went on for another 6 months!
‘Funday Monday’ just couldn’t have happened without Nurturing Mums! Really nice to get together with new mums and their bubbas to learn about sleep, weaning, baby development – so much! Especially liked the non-judgmental and relaxed approach of the sleep and weaning experts, as there are so many books and theories and their ‘common sense – here’s how to do it if you’d like some ideas’ was really super. Thoroughly enjoyed it. And the opportunity for socialising after!
I spent the first 8 weeks of my daughter’s life thinking that she simply didn’t nap during the day. I assumed all the squawking and difficult behaviour was just her temperament. Not true!! I attended the NM course and while all the sessions were incredibly useful, the sleep week was an absolute god send. I now have a happy little girl who naps 3 times a day in her cot and we both get the best of one another. So much useful information to be gained from attending the NM course, I came away feeling empowered and a little more in control. I’m still in touch with the lovely ladies I met on the course too. I think it’s so important to have a few mum friends to share your journey with. I’d recommend this course in a heartbeat!
As a new mum it’s hard remembering everything you learnt on an antenatal course. Joining Nurturing Mums once I’d had my son was so helpful. It meant I could take on all the practical advice in the context of his unique personality… and actually put it all into practice! The sessions were informative and impartial, couldn’t recommend this more. Thank you Lucinda, Helen & team!
Really enjoyed Nurturing Mums – it covers loads of things that our pre-natal course didn’t. Great to be able to ask all the stupid questions directly to experts from a range of important topics (in particular sleep, weaning and first aid) and so lovely to meet other mums in the area to all feel knackered together!
I cannot recommend this course enough! I’d been having a rubbish time with my second baby and been diagnosed with PND, nothing could prepare me for feeling so low but having been told about the Nurturing Mums course from my sister in law I thought why not, get a little refresher on parenting dos and don’ts, and a great excuse to get out the house and I was so happy I did it! I made some great friends who I’m still in contact with! We also got loads of great extras like a beautiful photo from a professional photographer. Do it, I’m sad it’s over and wish I could do it all again!
Thoroughly enjoyed the course and would highly recommend to friends and any parent with a new baby. We covered sleep, weaning and first aid, I’m struggling to pick a favourite week because they were all so valuable but as a first time mum I know a lot of the info I’ve taken with me will stay with me forever. It’s by far the best course I’ve done and the only one that’s covered all the subjects I knew nothing about that I now feel confident in. Definitely a must for any new parent and not just first time mums either!
NCT and midwives are good preparation for birth and the initial days with a newborn, but then you’re on your own! This course is so useful for everything that follows; advice on sleep, tips for weaning, first aid training. As a 2nd time mum I learnt lots that I didn’t know 1st time, plus it’s been really nice to meet other local mums. I’d definitely recommend to anyone with a new baby.