Smiling toddler by Sandra Cullen Photography

Nine must-know local baby businesses | South-east London

If you are trying to conceive, are pregnant or are a new parent based in south-east London, read on!

In today’s blog, I’m going to be introducing you to some lovely local baby businesses that you may want to check out.

Local baby businesses I recommend

I happen to know several independent business owners; all lovely ladies with a common interest in either pregnancy, birth and parenting.

As I am, with my baby portrait photography business, they’re all serving the community in the local area; covering Greenwich and south-east London.

In the spirit of collaboration, I’m giving them a shout-out today.

I hope that you may take look at what they are up to online and perhaps to use their services in the future.

Toddler boy photographed by Sandra Cullen Photography

Specialist pregnancy, baby and parenting services

Why am I doing this?

Well, becoming a parent opens up a whole new world. I know because I’ve been there, twice!

It’s unchartered territory for most. And it can be difficult to know who to turn to or who to trust if you’re in need of some external advice, support or specialist services.

For example, during your pregnancy you may want to:

  • take up a pregnancy yoga class or hire someone to give you a pregnancy massage
  • hire a hypnobirthing consultant to help you prepare for the birth of your baby
  • or even seek out the help of a doula to support you on the day of your baby’s arrival.

Or if your baby has already arrived, you may want to:

  • get the support of a lactation consultant if you’re breastfeeding your new baby
  • or you may be looking for a baby yoga class to take your newborn along to since you’ve heard it can help to relieve common baby ailments like indigestion and constipation.

All of this and more, I’ve got you covered!

Nine local baby businesses in south-east London

A personal recommendation

It’s often really valuable to receive a personal recommendation, isn’t it?

A Google search will bring up lots of options. But when you’re busy juggling family and work, researching local consultants or specialist support services can easily fall to the bottom of the to-do list.

And so, I hope that you find my recommendations for these local baby businesses useful.

I’d urge you to check them out and get in touch with them if you’d like to know more about how they may be able to help you.

I stand by the fact that all of these ladies are absolutely brilliant at what they do!

Smiling toddler by Sandra Cullen Photography

Please share with your friends

If you find my list of local baby businesses (below) useful, please feel free to share with anyone you know who may also get value from it.

And one final request, if you do get in touch with any of these as a result of reading this blog, please mention that you heard of them through me. Thank you!

And thanks for reading,

Sandra x

A free resource for parents and parents-to-be

Baby boy portrait by Sandra Cullen Photography

PREGNANCY YOGA

Natalie Yunnie offers pregnancy yoga, postnatal and mum and baby yoga.

Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/nattieyoga

PREGNANCY & BABY MASSAGE, DOULA & HYPNOBIRTHING SERVICES

Natelie Henriques at Mother and Bump offers birth and post-natal doula services, birth preparation, hypnobirthing, mobile baby massage and postnatal massage, pilates and 1-2-1 Yoga. She covers south east London and north Kent.

Find out more at www.motherandbumpmassage.co.uk/

PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Suki Chung at Blissful Thinking offers mobile massage and wellbeing services.  Including pre-and post-natal massage, reflexology and pamper parties – ideal for a baby shower, hen night or girls night in.

Find out more at http://blissful-thinking.co.uk/

LACTATION CONSULTANT

Carmen Pagor of Beyond Milk is an experienced lactation expert who offers individual home consultations across south east London and parts of Kent. She offers telephone and Skype consultations for returning to work planning.

Find out more at https://m.facebook.com/beyondmilk

MIDWIFERY SERVICES

Rene Bozier is a private midwife and also works for Neighbourhood Midwives which offer personalised care packages for women throughout their pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Find out more at http://www.neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk/

DOULA SERVICES & PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

Sarah Lam of Mama Lam is an experienced doula and also offers placenta encapsulation in London and north Kent.

Find out more at https://www.mamalam.com/

HYPNOBIRTHING PRACTITIONER and DIRECTOR OF ZENBIRTH

Gina Potts, founder of ZenBirth, is a leading hypnobirthing practitioner in the South East of the UK.

ZenBirth is a team of experienced birth professionals offering hypnobirthing antenatal classes across London and the home counties, and worldwide via Skype. Gina teaches group and private course across South East London and Kent.

Find out more at http://www.zenbirth.co.uk/

And a couple of bonus suggestions, which you may also find useful…

PROFESSIONAL CAKE MAKER

Hannah Evans of A Taste of Occasion creates all my cakes – for my cake smash portrait sessions and for my personal needs. Need a cake? Whether it’s a christening, first birthday, wedding or any other occasion, contact Hannah!

Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/atasteofoccasion/

BEAUTY THERAPY

Joanna Neil of The Beauty Room is my personal beauty therapist and is amazing at what she does! She is a fully qualified beauty therapist with over 20 years experience and offers a range of beauty treatment.

Find out more at http://thebeautyroomcharlton.co.uk/ 

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