Our Bristol Experts
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 helping and guiding them through those testing 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 up to date and realistic antenatal education 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.
Jenna qualified as a Sleep Sense baby and Child Sleep Consultant in 2016, having previously practiced as a specialist childcare solicitor. She has since been trained by the Children’s Sleep Charity.
She is passionate about working with tired families around the UK to help everyone get a better night’s sleep. Jenna has three children.
Miss Aarthi Mohan
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.
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.
Bump to Cradle Hypnobirthing course coming soon!
Dr Becky Nuttall
Becky works as a GP in Bristol. She enjoys the opportunity that her work affords her to establish supportive relationships with whole families, especially throughout pregnancy and new parenthood, hopefully helping them to lead happy, healthy lives.
She has three children of her own.
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.
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.
Dr Issie Gardner
Issie has been a Consultant Anaesthetist in Bristol since 2002. She has special interests in Obstetrics and Gynae-Oncology. Issie has two teenage children.
Dr Sarah Oram
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 REBECCA GODDARD
GP with special interest in mental health
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
Pregnancy and Postnatal Personal Trainer
Sian has specialised in pre and postnatal fitness and wellbeing since 2014. She runs various classes and courses throughout South Bristol as well as working with women on a one to one basis.
With two young boys of her own, she is more than aware of the need for exercise and well-being techniques to be practical and accessible to busy (and sleep-deprived) new mums!
Pregnancy and Post-natal Personal Trainer
Vicki has been a PT since 2006 and has specialised in women’s postnatal fitness and wellbeing since 2008. She runs a number of specialised classes in Bristol including regular Buggyfit classes.
She is passionate about helping women to continue exercising in a safe and healthy way throughout pregnancy, the early postnatal period and beyond.
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...
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.