Meet the family

Our Antenatal Class instructors, who are qualified and practicing Midwives, truly believe that knowledge is power and our goal is to help prepare and empower parents!

Sue Hogan

Co-founder, Midwife and Head of Antenatal Education

Sue is co-founder of The Baby Academy, Midwife, Antenatal Instructor and a busy Mum of two. With over 15 years’ experience Sue has worked in all areas of Midwifery such as Delivery Suite, Antenatal wards, Postnatal wards and currently manages The Antenatal Education Department in a large Maternity Hospital.

Hajera Rahman

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Hajera works in the labour and postnatal wards in one of the UK’s major Maternity Hospitals. Hajera also provides specialist education and training to midwives and obstetricians in many aspects of pregnancy care. With experience in Clinical Governance and directly caring for women and families in hospital, she appreciates the importance of a safe but also positive outcome for expectant parents. Hajera is also part of a wider ‘Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle’ team in the Greater Manchester & East Cheshire Area.

Ellie Blasse

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Ellie has 9 years’ experience as a midwife including antenatal, labour, postnatal care and antenatal education. She has worked extensively with young parents delivering all aspects of midwifery with the caseload model of care and the Family Nurse Partnership programme. Her main passion lies in empowering women to be confident in their ability to grow and care for their babies. Ellie currently works with vulnerable families in a large London teaching hospital.

Ghislaine Bowden

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Ghislaine is a senior midwife with the UK Emergency Medical Team and currently works in clinical education. Ghislaine completed her midwifery training in 2002 at the Florence Nightingale Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London and has worked continuously since then, gaining a wealth of experience in all aspects of maternity care. She has a great interest in antenatal education and loves working with prospective parents to help prepare them for the incredible experience of childbirth.

Here at The Baby Academy we are looking to grow our team so that we can empower as many mothers and fathers as possible. If you are a Midwife, Doctor, Consultant, or if you would like to work with our ever-growing office support team, please get in touch: We’re looking for people who are passionate about helping parents.