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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

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.

Ghislaine

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.

Ellie

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.

Anne

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Anne has experience working in all aspects of midwifery with specialist interest in homebirth’s. Anne works in a busy UK teaching hospital as a Caseload Midwife, providing continuity of care to vulnerable women and their families. Anne’s passions lies in teaching and parent education and believes that knowledge is the key to empowerment.

Laura

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Laura brings to The Baby Academy almost a decade experience as a Midwife and has experience working in all aspects of Midwifery. Laura has worked on the labour ward, postnatal ward, birth centre and in the community with young parents and vulnerable women. Laura has also spent 3 years working in Dubai on both a labour ward and in the community supporting families with their babies up to 18 months old.

Sophie

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Sophie is an experienced midwife, having worked in all areas of maternity care, in addition to clinical trials and maternity research. Sophie has worked with families from all walks of life and an exotic range of countries. She is passionate about educating and empowering new parents, in line with the latest evidence.

Justine

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Justine has been a midwife for almost two decades and brings her extensive experience to The Baby Academy having worked in antenatal, delivery and postnatal care, both in hospital and community settings.
Her passion lies in teaching women and their birth partners how to embrace and feel empowered about their approaching birth and the wonderful journey ahead.
Justine has also been involved in passing on her knowledge and expertise to other midwives through conferences and other training sessions.

Suyai

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Suyai is an Independent Midwife who loves working within a continuity of carer model, looking after women and families from early pregnancy, through their labour and birth and the postnatal period. She is passionate about providing evidence-based, client-centred care and supporting people to feel empowered and confident through their birthing journey, whatever the setting. She has lived, worked and travelled all over the world and has supported birth in many different countries, including a year working with the Amish in Pennsylvania, so has a good grasp of the global perspective and working with clients from different cultural backgrounds. She knows the difference a good antenatal education can make and she loves teaching and sharing her knowledge, skills, experience and passion with pregnant women and expectant families.

Lauren

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Lauren started her midwifery journey in 2008 and has worked in all areas of midwifery. She is a registered midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), antenatal and hypnobirthing teacher. Lauren is a proud mama to two awesome little ones and a shining star in the sky. Lauren has had the privilege of teaching hundreds of expectant parents, lending a voice of passion and knowledge surrounding pregnancy, birth, infant feeding, and transition into early parenthood. She wants to ensure families feel supported, confident and empowered to make decisions that are right for them, setting the foundations for an informed and positive experience.

Rebecca

Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Rebecca is a mum of 4 beautiful children as well as an experienced midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She loves supporting families transition to their new life together with their new baby or babies. Rebecca is passionate about antenatal education and giving new families the information they need to make their own informed choices to get them off to the best start. She is privileged to share her extensive knowledge and expertise as a mum, midwife and IBCLC teaching at the Baby Academy.

Kay

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Kay has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for almost a decade and brings her experience of almost 30 years of Midwifery to The Baby Academy. Kay works in a busy NHS hospital as the Infant feeding lead. She provides evidence based feeding support and antenatal education for parents and is deeply passionate about supporting parents to feed their babies. Kay has also worked for over 10 years as Senior Midwife in a birthing centre.

Ros

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Ros has been a midwife for 12 years and qualified as a LEARCC Breastfeeding Specialist in 2014, then as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) later that year. Her qualifications led her to a role as the Infant Feeding Lead Midwife for one of the UK’s busiest NHS hospitals. Currently she works privately and voluntarily as an IBCLC, as a guest lecturer for medical students in their Lactation module and as a business consultant training employers how to support their pregnant and breastfeeding staff. Ros is passionate about sharing evidence based information to help parents make choices to protect the health of them and their future generations.
She is also managing director of her own business and a dedicated mum to her 4 gorgeous children.

Lizzie

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Lizzie is an experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and has been a qualified Midwife for over a decade. She has worked in the NHS since 2008 in numerous roles as a Nurse, Midwife, Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife and Specialist Public Health Nurse. All of which adds to her being able to offer holistic and in-depth breastfeeding support. Lizzie’s main role at the moment is being a mum to her two gorgeous children. She also works privately as a Lactation Consultation for Baby Hive which she co-founded, and for the NHS as a Health Visitor. Lizzie cares deeply about giving families compassionate care, practical support and comprehensive information to support families in their individual breastfeeding journey.

Anna

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)

After qualifying as a nurse almost a decade ago, Anna has worked in a variety of settings, including a busy emergency department and as a school nurse. Once she realised that her true passion was supporting families and promoting the health and wellbeing of 0-5 year olds, Anna trained as a health
visitor. With her passion for teaching and background in emergency nursing, she loves sharing her knowledge and providing evidence based information about injury prevention and health promotion. Anna’s aim is to empower parents to be confident in their intuition and equip them with
the knowledge to keep their babies and children healthy and safe.

Gemma

Paediatric Nurse

Gemma is a Paediatric Nurse with many years of experience working in one of the UK’s leading Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Units where she primarily cared for children undergoing heart surgeries and transplants. After discovering her passion for teaching during her time in Intensive Care, Gemma moved to community work. She works as a Senior Nurse delivering clinical training and undertaking assessments of Nurses and Healthcare Assistants to deliver high standard care to children with complex health needs in their own homes, instead of them being in hospital. Gemma enjoys empowering people with skills and knowledge to ensure their babies and children are kept safe. She strives to break down her teaching into simple, relatable pieces of information so that it can be easily understood and remembered.

Fiona

Paediatric Nurse

Fiona is a Senior Children’s Nurse and works as Head of Nursing for Women’s & Children’s Health at one of the UK’s biggest hospitals. She trained as an adult and children’s nurse, working in a variety of areas: specialising in children’s intensive care. Fiona has a degree in Child Health, a Masters in Advanced Practice, and a Masters in Health Research. She brings her huge wealth of knowledge and experience to The Baby Academy.

Alliey

Paediatric Nurse

Alliey has worked in numerous environments over the past decade as a Paediatric Nurse. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience that she is keen to share with others. She has worked on a high dependency ward, medical and surgical wards, an assessment unit, and most recently is working in a busy Emergency Department at a teaching hospital. She is extremely passionate about teaching others emergency first aid, as well as sharing knowledge and advice on how accidents can be prevented.

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: reception@mybabyacademy.co.uk. We’re looking for people who are passionate about helping parents.