EXPERT ADVICE WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
Find out more about our pregnancy, birth and parenting experts. Covering everything you need to know on Hypnobirthing, setting up healthy sleep habits, nutrition, your feeding options and much more
Our free programme of workshops has been put together to give informative and friendly advice on the subjects which are most important to you.
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2020 EXPERT SPEAKERS
I'm a holistic pregnancy coach specialising in hypnobirthing, meditation, mindfulness and essential oils.
I help pregnant women to physically, mentally and emotionally prepare for calm & joyful birth experiences.
I experienced a lot of childbirth fear and anxiety during my pregnancy but in the 3rd trimester I decided to educate myself and changed my perception of birth.
After the very positive birth of my daughter, I became a pregnancy coach and now I dedicate my life to teaching other women how they too can overcome their fears and have the beautiful births they deserve.
Katie Hilton graduated from Staffordshire University with an RN Dip HE in Adult Nursing. She then went on to gain her BSc Hons Midwifery. Katie worked as a Midwife in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and Cambridge before relocating to Vancouver in Canada. Katie spent this time working as a Registered Perinatal Nurse at a busy downtown hospital splitting her time between Labour Delivery Postpartum and the Neonatal Unit.
On returning to the UK Katie continued to work as a Midwife, predominately in Labour & Delivery before completing her MSc SCPHN Health Visitor at the University of Wolverhampton.
Throughout her career, Katie has gained a wide myriad of experience in all areas of obstetrics, child and family health. Katie has a great passion for midwifery and health visiting and is an avid believer in facilitating choice.
She has always supported women and families with their decisions throughout pregnancy, labour & delivery, postnatal period and into childhood.
Katie is currently the Expert Midwife & Health Visitor for MAM working alongside the brand to support parents & families.
Little Sleep Stars was founded by former tired mama, Lauren Peacock,
after her own journey with a sleepless child. Finding traditional methods of sleep-training inconsistent with her parenting style, Lauren’s obsession with more gentle and holistic sleep strategies began.
Having completed the most comprehensive and rigorous training available in the UK, Lauren uses a whole-child approach to optimising sleep, with a core belief that children can be supported to reach their innate sleep potential without the process being an ordeal for parent or child.
Dr Catherine studied medicine at Cambridge University achieving an MA in immunology and virology. She studied clinical medicine at University College London and graduated with distinction. She completed her specialist dermatology training at a number of prestigious central London teaching hospitals.
Catherine is an experienced consultant working within the NHS and consults privately in London where she specializes in inflammatory skin diseases including eczema, acne and psoriasis and sun damage and skin cancers. Within the NHS she is the Lead for the Skin Cancer service. Additional areas of clinical interest include skin cancer, in particular skin surveillance strategies and the early detection of skin cancer using mole mapping.
Friendly and approachable she is frequently called on for her dermatology expertise when skin is misbehaving.
Natalie Qureshi is a birth coach and has supported 300 couples to achieve the calm, relaxed, empowering birth experience they were seeking using hypnobirthing techniques. She is passionate about women and their partners having a fantastic birth experience.
Natalie is on a mission to convince you that a little bit of birth education and practice during pregnancy pays off when the big day arrives. When she’s not chasing around after her own small people, Natalie runs one-day hypnobirthing workshops in Prestwich and also offers private sessions across Greater Manchester.