WithYou - antenatal and baby massage classes, breastfeeding support and first aid classes

Antenatal classes

Antenatal classes

During my midwifery career, both as a community midwife and a mental health specialist midwife, I have been fortunate enough to run many antenatal courses, for the NHS, imparting valuable advice to many families expecting a new baby.

My courses are designed to prepare you for labour, delivery and for caring for your infant and are tailored to your individual needs, especially if you are not keen on a group antenatal environment.

Contact me for dates.

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Baby massage course

Baby massage course

I am a member of the International Association for Infant Massage.

International Association for Infant Massage
The course teaches skills which benefit your baby in four main areas, relaxation, relief, stimulation and bonding.

There are four sessions which can be taught in your own home or in a South East London venue.

See my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/withinyou.co.uk/), email info@withinyou.co.uk or call me on 07867671713 for course dates and times or to book a course in your own home for yourself or a group of your friends/nct friends

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Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding support

I pioneered the breastfeeding cafes in Lewisham, opening the Bellingham Green Café in the early 2000’s.  Both my daughters were breastfed for over 12 months.

My experience is both practical and knowledge based. During my career I sat on the committee working towards UNICEF baby friendly status for Lewisham Hospital.

I offer home visit advice and hope to empower you to be confident in feeding your baby.

Whether you have issues with latching, sore nipples, baby weight loss, supply issues, jaundice, tongue tie, sleep issues, babies with additional needs (e.g., premature), nipple/bottle confusion, colic and reflux - I can help, with a 1-2-1 session in the comfort of your home.

£60 per hour

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First aid course

First aid course

As a midwife I attended many emergencies where I was called upon to resuscitate babies.

My course is 90 minutes long with refreshments. It is based on the St John’s Ambulance,"Five ways to save your baby’s life" plus many more helpful tips.

Children under 12 months can be brought to the course.

1-2-1 (you and/or your partner,             £80
in the comfort of your own home)

Group of 3-5 people                             £160
(in your own home)

Group of 5+ people                              £200
(either in your own home or
I can hire a venue for you)

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Baby massage

 

"I have just finished a baby massage course with Suzanne and I cannot recommend her classes enough.

She is so knowledgeable and incredibly generous with her time. It's obvious that she has loved her career as a midwife and seems to really care about each mother and baby. She has a rare gift of being able to put people immediately at ease and these classes were invaluable in the first stressful weeks of motherhood. Great way to meet other local mums. Can't recommend highly enough" Charlotte

 

Sue Thomson

A welcome from Sue

"After a fulfilling 36 year career in the NHS, mainly as a community midwife, I have decided to share my wealth of knowledge with young families. I believe with the right support and encouragement, we can all find the parent within us. My experience is both professional and personal; I am a Mum and Grandma."

"I offer antenatal classes, baby massage courses, first aid for families and carers and breastfeeding support for those difficult early days with your new baby."

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Postnatal group

3 Keynote Studios - new venue for Withinyou classes

Drop-in group for all postnatal parents, jointly run by myself and Sarah Claridge, of South London Sling Library.

A welcoming inclusive group including sling safety checks, breastfeeding information and help, and general non-judgemental postnatal support. If neccesary, I can refer you to a private tongue-tie practitioner.

Meet other new parents and have a chat over a cup of tea.

Every Thursday 10am-12pm
The Grove Centre
2 Jews Walk
London
SE26 6PL

Suggested voluntary contribution: £2

 

 

South London Slings: www.southlondonslings.co.uk 
call: 07867 671713

Breastfeeding support

Sue offers one-to-one breastfeeding support
in the privacy of your own home

"Sue's classes are relaxed and fun.  She is very calm and makes you and your baby feel at ease. Her wealth of experience means you can chat about any concerns and she'll put your mind at rest!"

Lisa

Baby massage courses