Pregnancy, birth and postnatal services in the Peterborough, Stamford and Rutland area.

Choosing someone who will be supporting you or providing you with information during your pregnancy, birth or early parenting days can seem like a daunting task. Take the time to look at their websites and social media accounts, read their recommendations and testimonials, and meet them in person to see if you connect.

Please note, The Birthing Hub does not reference check or validate individuals in this directory so please do approach each practitioner directly and research their credentials personally.

Click on the service type to find your local providers:
Free Support Groups
Private Midwifery Services
Antenatal Education / Hypnobirthing
Doulas
Birth Photography
Postnatal Support
Pregnancy/Postnatal Exercise
Baby Massage / Yoga
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Alternative Therapies
Birth Debrief
Bumps/Babies Groups

This list is always growing. If you would like to be featured here, please contact lisamarie@nicostramidwifery.co.uk to join the Peterborough, Stamford and Rutland Birth Worker’s Network.

Free Support Groups

The Birthing Hub
Experienced midwives offering holistic information, advice and support in a relaxed space where you can meet other families who are expecting or have just welcomed a baby into their lives.
Where: Yaxley and Stamford, 3 sessions a month
www.facebook.com/TheBirthingHub/events

The Positive Birth Movement
A grass roots movement to offer positivity about childbirth via a global network of free Positive Birth groups, linked by social media.  This Positive Birth Movement group has been set up to spread positivity about childbirth and to empower women to approach birth differently…..and best of all….IT’s COMPLETELY FREE.
Where: We meet at Calmababy on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6 – 8pm.
Verina.henchy@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/positivebirthpeterborough

Stamford and Peterborough Sling Library
Regular meets in and around the surrounding areas to try and hire slings from newborn to toddler.
http://www.stamfordandpeterboroughslinglibrary.co.uk

Peterborough and Stamford Homebirth Support Group
Free bi-monthly support group led by parents who have previously had a homebirth and supported by doulas and midwives.
@HomebirthPromotionPeterborough

Peterborough Nappy Library
Regular meets in Peterborough to try and hire reusable nappies.
Facebook: @PeterboroughNappyLibrary

Baby Cafe
Breastfeeding Support in Peterborough led by experienced breastfeeding peer supporters. Run by The National Childbirth Trust.  
https://www.nct.org.uk/local-activities-meet-ups/region-east-england/branch-peterborough/breastfeeding-support-peterborough

Stamford Breastfeeding Drop-In
Drop-in free to all, although donations gladly received. Facilitated by two lactation consultants (IBCLCs) and Tongue Tie Practitioners, often with further breastfeeding peer supporters, doulas, and other trained supporters in attendance.
www.facebook.com/StamfordBreastfeeding/
Closed Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/StamfordBreastfeeding/

Mumma-Morphisis
A community for Mums and parents in Ramsey and the wider Fenland area. We meet twice monthly at The Ale House, Ramsey (both daytime & evening) – See our events for the upcoming dates. We really encourage Mums to come along and visit the group throughout pregnancy, through the newborn, toddler and little people stages too. The group is free to attend.
www.facebook.com/MummaMorphosisRamsey

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Private Midwifery Services

Nicostra Midwifery
Independent Midwife offering private midwifery care through pregnancy, birth and after your baby is born. I am passionate about your right to make an informed choice and offer personalised and flexible care. One-off appointments through to full packages of care available.
07890651559
www.nicostramidwifery.co.uk
@nicostramidwifery
lisamarie@nicostramidwifery.co.uk

The Fenland Midwife
www.fenlandmidwife.co.uk

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Antenatal Education / Hypnobirthing

Peterborough and Stamford Homebirth Support Group
Free bi-monthly support group led by parents who have previously had a homebirth and supported by doulas and midwives.
@HomebirthPromotionPeterborough

Mummy Nature Hypnobirthing 
Hypnobirthing antenatal classes for a calm, relaxed and positive birthing experience for pregnant women and their birth partners. We offer private classes in the comfort of your own home and group classes in a venue near Stamford. 
www.mummynature.co.uk

Nicostra Midwifery
Independent Midwife offering 1:1 tailored antenatal sessions in the comfort of your own home, with ongoing support to complete your birth plan. Choose from a 3 hour or 6 hour workshop.
07890651559
www.nicostramidwifery.co.uk
@nicostramidwifery
lisamarie@nicostramidwifery.co.uk

The Art of Tactical Parenting 
The Art of Tactical Parenting offers Antenatal Workshops in Stamford, Bourne and the surrounding areas. We strive to provide a realistic and informative understanding of your journey into new parenthood and beyond. We offer the support and networking opportunities that will be invaluable to new parents.  
t: 07482064322
www.tacticalparenting.com
hello@tacticalparenting.com
@artoftacticalparenting

Thula Mama Doula 
Mindful, evidenced based education and Doula support for pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Small group or 1:1 courses and intensive weekend workshops available.
www.thulamamadoula.com 
@thulamamadoula

Verina Henchy
I am an experienced doula and I offer regular group and private Hypnobirthing classes and pregnancy support services to women having babies around Peterborough, Stamford, Oundle, Corby, Kettering and across North Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. I can and will support you to have a calm and more comfortable birth.
https://verinahenchy.co.uk

The Fenland Midwife
www.fenlandmidwife.co.uk

Unique Births
https://www.uniquebirths.co.uk

NCT Stamford
https://www.nct.org.uk/local-activities-meet-ups/region-east-midlands/stamford-bourne-deepings

NCT Peterborough
https://www.nct.org.uk/local-activities-meet-ups/region-east-england/peterborough

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Doulas

Doulas traditionally offer birth and/or postnatal services. Finding the right doula, someone that you connect with, is so important. Details of some of our local doula’s are on this page, but you can search a directory at Doula UK

Dawn Styles
Doula offering practical, emotional and informational support to women and their families during pregnancy, birth and beyond.
07590719965
dawnstylesdoula@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/dawnstylesdoula/

Thula Mama Doula 
Mindful, evidenced based education and Doula support for pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Small group or 1:1 courses and intensive weekend workshops available.
www.thulamamadoula.com 
@thulamamadoula

Instinctive Birth Doula Services
Antenatal and birth doula based in Cambridgeshire
www.instinctive-birth.co.uk
alice@instinctive-birth.co.uk

Verina Henchy
I am an experienced doula and I offer regular group and private Hypnobirthing classes and pregnancy support services to women having babies around Peterborough, Stamford, Oundle, Corby, Kettering and across North Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. I can and will support you to have a calm and more comfortable birth.
https://verinahenchy.co.uk

Laura Jane Doula
Empathetic, evidence based and empowering support throughout your journey into parenthood.
07706034468
laurajanedoula@gmail.com
@laurajanedoula

Meg the Doula
https://www.megthedoula.co.uk

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Postnatal Support

Stamford Breastfeeding Drop-In
Drop-in free to all, although donations gladly received. Facilitated by two lactation consultants (IBCLCs) and Tongue Tie Practitioners, often with further breastfeeding peer supporters, doulas, and other trained supporters in attendance. Pram store via gate between buildings. To gain access, buzz The Studio in building 22.
Venue: The Studio @ The Broad Street Practice 
Day/time: Wednesday, 1-3pm
www.facebook.com/StamfordBreastfeeding/
Closed Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/StamfordBreastfeeding/

Goodnight Solutions
I specialise in child and family sleep and work holistically with all family members to improve everyone’s rest and relationships. I use gentle evidence based methods and children are never left to cry alone. Often sleep problems are a result of other issues and I use my experience of infant feeding, behaviour, child development and family mental health to support and guide parents.
www.goodnightsolutions.co.uk
info@goodnightsolutions.co.uk

Stamford and Peterborough Sling Library
Regular meets in and around the surrounding areas to try and hire slings from newborn to toddler.
http://www.stamfordandpeterboroughslinglibrary.co.uk

Peterborough Nappy Library
Regular meets in Peterborough to try and hire reusable nappies.
Facebook: @PeterboroughNappyLibrary

Baby Cafe
Breastfeeding Support in Peterborough led by the NCT
https://www.nct.org.uk/local-activities-meet-ups/region-east-england/branch-peterborough/breastfeeding-support-peterborough

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Birth & Newborn Photography

Nostalgia Birth Photography
I am an on location only photographer, specialising in birth, Fresh48 (new baby) and family photography. I am passionate about all things pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding and am also training to be a breastfeeding peer supporter and am trained in Birth Trauma recovery.
www.NostalgiaPhotoEditing.co.uk
@NostalgiaPhotoEditing

True North Photography 
Specialising in documenting maternity, birth, Fresh 48, newborn and motherhood photography sessions in a relaxed documentary style in your home or location of your choice.
Email: truenorthphotoinfo@gmail.com
@truenorth.photography 

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Baby Massage / Yoga

Baby Nomad
Over 6 weeks we learn techniques that can help to soothe your baby, aiding and helping establish a DEEPER SLEEP. Each session is a rich opportunity to focus on the bond between you and your baby with no other interruptions.
http://www.babynomad.net

Babies Connect
Babies Connect offers small group courses of baby massage or private courses in the comfort of your own home. Baby massage will benefit both parent & baby . To find out more or read reviews from families that have already attended please find ‘Babies Connect ‘ on Facebook, Instagram or Google .
@babiesconnectmassage

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Pregnancy / Postnatal Exercise

C.A.N. Do Family Fitness
Whatever your postnatal stage (Pre or Post) we have a programme that will suit your needs. We will ensure you get the best results while having loads of fun with a bunch of like minded mums by your side.
https://candofamilyfitness.co.uk

Baby Nomad
My philosophy is to promote positive touch and accessible yoga. Providing a safe space where we can be honest and open about our experiences as parents, facilitates building a community where friendships are made.
http://www.babynomad.net

Ultimate Performance Lifestyle
At Ultimate Performance Lifestyle our Post-Natal Modified Pilates class is taught by a fully qualified Physiotherapist. We have designed this class specifically to help new mums rebuild their core muscles, confidence and well-being as they ease back into exercise after pregnancy in a relaxing, calm and controlled environment.
https://www.upl.life

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Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Specialised Physiotherapy 
Specialised Physiotherapy clinic is based in Peterborough and offers consultation and a wide range of treatments for sensitive problems associated with the pelvic floor, pregnancy or breast cancer.
Gemma@specialisedphysiotherapy.com
www.specialisedphysiotherapy.co.uk

Ultimate Performance Lifestyle
https://www.upl.life

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Alternative Therapies

Vale Therapy – Hypnotherapy
https://valehypnotherapy.wordpress.com

MK Accupuncture
Many women find acupuncture beneficial throughout the different seasons of their lives, from puberty through to menopause. Marianne is passionate about helping women achieve their health goals at all stages of their lives.
www.mariannekillick.co.uk

Verina Henchy – Homeopathy
I offer homeopathy consultations from my home near Peterborough and, although I can treat most people I love to work with children, pregnant women and new mums. I am an experienced doula and hypnobirthing teacher, mother and grandmother.
https://verinahenchy.co.uk/homeopathy/

Annie Hall Homeopathy
If what you want is a simple homeopathy kit that will be of use during the last weeks of your pregnancy, the birth, and the first weeks afterwards then do contact me. I have just the thing for you and your birthing partner, who is in all probability going to be the one choosing the best remedy to help you when you need it. I have almost 30 year experience in helping mums, 4 offspring and 11 grand children. 
01780 767667
annie@annie-hall.co.uk
www.annie-hall.co.uk
@AnnieHallHomeopathy

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Birth Debrief

Nicostra Midwifery
Independent Midwife offering birth debrief sessions – independent and impartial to support parents through the journey of understanding their birth experience. Including the 3 Step Rewind programme to help lift negative feelings associated with your experience.
07890651559
www.nicostramidwifery.co.uk
@nicostramidwifery
lisamarie@nicostramidwifery.co.uk

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Bumps/Babies Groups

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