It was great to be able to talk to practicing professionals who deal with antenatal issues and pregnancy on a daily basis; they were always happy to answer any questions you had (even if you thought they were silly!) without judgement.’
— Sam
 
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Dr Miriam Walsh

GP & Founder of Bump to Cradle

Miriam has been a doctor for 10 years, and has worked in a variety of settings as a GP, meeting pregnant women and new mums and their newborns and supporting them through those testing first months of new parenthood.

Informed by her experiences as a GP and as a mum herself, she feels passionately that parents-to-be should be able to access a wide ranging, up to date and realistic antenatal education, delivered by professional practitioners within the medical community, to help them feel as supported as possible both practically and emotionally, throughout pregnancy, birth and the challenging newborn period.

She has two children, Lucia and Elijah.

Meet Dr. Mim - founder of Bump to Cradle below an don’t forget to check out the Expert Blog for more top tips and support here.

Every Bump to Cradle class is taught by a different professional practitioner in either pregnancy, birth or antenatal care.

Learn from midwives, women’s health physios, obstetricians, paediatricians, feeding consultants, maternal mental health specialists and more.

Our Bristol Experts

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Miss Aarthi Mohan

Consultant Obstetrician

Aarthi is highly experienced in both low and high risk antenatal care, looking after pregnant women with underlying medical conditions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Bristol. She graduated in London in 1999 and has been a consultant since 2014.

Aarthi lives in Bristol with her husband and her daughter, Lily.

 
 
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Laura Meredith-Hobbs

Midwife + Hypnobirthing Teacher

Laura is a Midwife with a wealth of experience working in the NHS. She has a specialist interest in looking after mothers in the early postnatal period and has recently started her own business, Postnatal Care Ltd., which is a service offering postnatal support in the form of home visits to new mums in Bristol.

More expert advice from Laura in our Expert Blog here.

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Helen Oxenham

Women's Health Physiotherapist

Helen qualified as a physiotherapist in 1994 and specialised in Women's Health Physiotherapy after the birth of the first of her 2 children,17 years ago.  She really enjoys giving antenatal classes and supporting women pre and post birth with their pelvic floor function, posture and relaxation breathing techniques.

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Liz Brierley

Feeding Consultant and Paediatric Nurse

Liz is a Paediatric nurse and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with over 12 years of experience working within the field of paediatrics and infant nutrition + breastfeeding. She is passionate about supporting mothers during their breastfeeding + feeding journey.

Having her first child made Liz even more determined to offer not only feeding advice to new mums, but the emotional support which is so essential during those first few months.

Get some more expert guidance and a sneaky peek at our resident Feeding Consultant right here.

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Dr Sarah Oram

Paediatrician

Sarah graduated in 2015 and is a Paediatrics trainee with a keen interest in neonatology. She is excited to help new parents to feel as well equipped as possible as they embark on this wonderful new stage in life.

Sarah lives in Bristol with her partner, Daniel.

 

Dr Kirsty Alderton 

MBCHb, MRCPsych

Kirsty qualified as a doctor in 2009 and has been working in mental health services in Bristol for 7 years. She is a practicing psychiatrist with a special interest in perinatal mental health. She has worked on the Mother and Baby Inpatient Unit and also runs a mindfulness group for mums in the community. 

Kirsty is also passionate about general health and wellbeing, including the impact of nutrition on mental health. 

Alongside work Kirsty enjoys spending time with her young daughter. 

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DR REBECCA GODDARD

GP and Psychiatry

Rebecca has been a doctor for over ten years and her current work involves both General Practice and Psychiatry (MRCGP, MRCPsych). She completed most of her postgraduate training in London and has worked in a variety of settings both urban and rural. Prior to this she worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for two years, cultivating a particular interest in women’s health

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Georgina Etheridge

Course Host - Clifton

Georgina has a decade of experience in communications and project management for charities in the children and families sector, as well as for Bristol University. With a degree in French and Italian she has a passion for foreign languages and travel. She has two young children who are introducing her to a new sort of adventure! 

Pre-motherhood, she never expected having babies to challenge her need for tidiness and control so much! She is trying to master the art of letting go...

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Miche Gardiner

Course Host - southville

Miche left her London life working in finance five years ago to move down to Bristol, & has been busy having babies ever since! She has experienced a full spectrum of different births & is passionate about helping new Mums to find good old-fashioned ‘common sense’ & pragmatic advice in a world of information overload. She is also a qualified yoga teacher & a strong believer in the benefits of hypno-birthing.