Bump to Cradle classes are led by a range of local specialists, all working at a professional level, within the fields of women’s and paediatric health and wellbeing.
Unlike traditional courses, the Bump to Cradle mission is to provide parents-to-be with unparalleled access to a broad range of specialists who can ensure that their antenatal education is truly relevant, balanced, evidence based and practical.
And it goes without saying that all of this information is shared in a relaxed setting, putting the comfort and well-being of our BTC parents-to-be first.
On the Bump to Cradle course you will receive a course booklet that contains detailed notes and additional guidance, provided by our experts, so that you can refer back to their advice whenever you need it.
Dr Miriam Walsh
GP and Founder
Miriam has been a doctor for 9 years, and has worked in a variety of settings as a GP. She has two children, Lucia and Elijah.
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.
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.
Women's Health Physiotherapist
Jessica qualified as a physiotherapist in London in 1992, she specialised in Women’s Health in 2000 and moved to Bristol with her family. She is passionate about helping guide women through the physical changes of pregnancy and birth so they can enjoy their new life as a mother.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Dr Ellie Hall
Ellie qualified in 2003 and is currently the Medical Advisor for Adoption and Fostering in Gloucestershire. She feels very passionately that parents who are fully informed are better enabled to recover from and enjoy the experience of new parenthood. She has 3 children of her own.
Dr Mark Scrutton
Mark has been a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia in Bristol since 1999. He trained at St Thomas’ and St George’s Hospitals in London and has published in the areas of nutrition and pain relief in labour. He is married with three children.
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. She has a family of her own.
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.
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.
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.
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.