Hi, I am Rebecca, a midwife, nurse specialist and qualified reflexologist with over 20 years combined experience. I am also a mum of two lovely boys and recall the valuable support and friendship I found at postnatal groups after their births.
Since qualifying as a midwife in 2003 I have worked in various roles in both hospitals and in the community. Alongside running Babyology Dorset, I continue to work for the NHS. Working with new parents I have seen over and over again that the arrival of a new baby can bring some of life’s greatest magical moments. However, it can also be a time when we feel exhausted, overwhelmed and lonely. I developed Babyology Dorset’s services to support parents in a range of ways at this time of transition.
Babyology’s Hello Baby course is designed to provide timely information, support and to encourage new friendships for parents with babies from birth to 4 months. At the heart of the course is my wish to support parents as they develop their own parenting style, promoting confidence and enjoyment of this special (but often challenging) time.
Every baby is different! Sometimes a family may have needs or concerns that are best explored one-to-one. Home visits are parent-led and provide an opportunity to explore individual concerns and to offer personalised information, support and signposting.
Reflexology has been a central inspiration in developing the Babyology package. I have been offering reflexology to pregnant and new mums for over 14 years and am always delighted with the positive feedback I receive. Reflexology is a nurturing and balancing therapy, safe during pregnancy, and particularly useful for priming labour from 40 weeks. It is also perfect for counteracting the stresses and hormonal changes of the early weeks as a new mum. Reflexology treatments are undertaken in your own home. If your baby has arrived s/he can snuggle up with you in my comfortable chair.
Reflexology is safe and effective for babies too! It is also a wonderful way for parents to spend quiet time connecting and bonding with their baby. As a Baby Reflex instructor, I am trained to teach effective, easy-to-learn reflexology techniques to parents. Suitable for babies from 4 weeks to pre-crawling, baby reflexology is a natural way for parents to calm and soothe their baby . Baby Reflex classes are small, friendly and surprisingly relaxing!
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