Oxford is a fantastic place for expectant parents and those with new babies, there is so much on offer. Some of my favourites:

Oxford NCT

La Leche League Oxford

Oxford Sling Library

Hands On Family Health

Physically Fit Pre/Post Natal Pilates

MYoga private pre and post-natal yoga classes


Brilliant independent midwives covering the Oxford area:

Liz Nightingale at Purple Walnut Midwife

Meg Miskin, Sarah Ifill and Liz at Oxfordshire Midwifery Practice

Lou Pouget at Undisturbed Birthing


I’m collecting some wonderful birth stories from Mindful Mamma clients who have generously shared their experiences here. These are also great websites for reading positive birth stories:

Mindful Mamma

Positive Birth Movement positive birth stories

Homebirthers and Hopefuls

Tell me a good birth story

Home Birth Reference Site

And the podcast The Birth Hour

As well as the books ‘Spiritual Midwifery’ and ‘Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth’ by Ina May Gaskin, and ‘Adventures in Natural Childbirth: Tales from Women on the Joys, Fears, Pleasures, and Pains of Giving Birth Naturally’ by Janet Schwegel.


And great for information and suggestions:


Spinning Babies


Infant Sleep Information Source

Parenting Science

Kelly Mom

Sling Guide

New Dad Manual