Meet our amazing team at The Real Birth Studio Hereford! Everyone has different strengths and expertise which we bring together to support you in your pregnancy and the postnatal period.
If you have any questions about courses, classes, workshops or anything else, please contact us on 07543 165665.
Founder of The Real Birth Company and The Real Birth Studio
With 11 years of midwifery experience, being a Hypnobirthing and birth trauma resolution practitioner, I am here to offer support and guidance in these very special months and weeks leading up to the birth of your baby.
I am the founder of The Real Birth Programme ©, this programme has been written for mums and birthing partners, to give you information that truly helps you understand your body in labour. With this understanding you will feel more confident about the natural stages of birth. This confidence in your body can allow you to feel more in control, this control helps you feel more relaxed, being more relaxed helps you birth more comfortably and often quicker.
Being a mum of three I can remember clearly, especially with my first baby, the feelings and thoughts I had around giving birth. I understand that everyone has their own thoughts and ideas on giving birth and we want to support your choices without judgement. Alongside running the Real Birth Studio and training other health professionals, I offer antenatal classes to suit all needs, from group sessions to one to one.
At the studio it is our goal is to help you have a positive pregnancy and birth experience. To give you tools for pregnancy and labour that do work and to help you feel more confident in achieving the pregnancy and birth you’d like.
I have been working in Breastfeeding since 2007 and first qualified as a Lactation Consultant in 2009. Initially I worked with teenage mothers and in areas where rates of breastfeeding were very low. I very quickly saw how although breastfeeding is completely natural, it doesn’t always come easily and that it is vital to provide women with support at this time in their lives. If women get the support, they need they will be able to breastfeed their babies as long as they wish giving their children lifelong health benefits. I love my work and it never stops being anything other than fascinating and rewarding.
Caroline Morris. A registered midwife with 32(!) years experience. Married to a local farmer, I have spent most of my career working as a community midwife in the north of this beautiful county. I have always been passionate about supporting women and their partners through the journey to parenthood. Helping them to understand the process of pregnancy and childbirth. Enabling them to prepare for his next stage in their lives. I have seen many changes and innovations during my career, but nothing is more important than giving women the knowledge and confidence to take control of their own birth.
SPEAK – SIGN – SHOW
My name is Charlene and I am very excited to be able to bring babysign to Hereford. I have two very energetic and extremely loveable boys, Ted (6) and Isaac (1). I love baby signing because it can give your child a voice when they are unable to speak or are finding it difficult to make themselves understood.
Signing can enable your child to communicate their wants and needs before they can even talk. As babysign is based on British Sign Language (BSL) you will be learning a lifelong skill with your child.
When Ted was 18 months old, we realised that he was unable to communicate as effectively as other children his own age. When he reached 2 years old, he was diagnosed with a phonological disorder which meant he was unable to pronounce some sounds at the beginning, middle or end of words causing many tears and tantrums. Signing helped him dramatically. Fast forward a few years and Ted is an avid reader, has beautiful handwriting which his teachers often comment on and is a non-stop chatterbox!
Signing is a wonderful parent/child bonding experience and I loved learning to sign with both of my children. It was a magical moment when Isaac began signing ‘flower’ at 5 months old closely followed by ‘milk’ and ‘food’. Isaac can currently use 30 signs at 20 months old, but he can understand many more. As a family we have loved watching Ted and Isaac sign to one another.
I would love for you to come along to one of my classes. You and your child can have fun learning some core babysigns based on British Sign Language (BSL). This could provide you with an incredible insight into your baby’s mind as they can express themselves and be understood. Simply amazing!
Sign language is inclusive and just beautiful. There are so many other benefits which I cannot wait to share with you!