Bumps and Babes is part of Natal Health CIC (a not-for-profit company) and was created by Sharon Wilkinson and Shelley Madden, both with a passion for the Midwifery Profession and many years experience in all aspects of Midwifery Practice and have experienced the unique role of Motherhood themselves!
They also trained as health & fitness instructors and in particular, facilitating Aquanatal/Aquayoga/AquanatalBabes & Pilates-based studio and outdoor exercise programmes. They have also proven experience and expertise in the development, delivery and training of antenatal education programmes across the Leeds Hospital Trust, and are Post-Graduate Researchers. In addition, training and expertise in complementary therapies such as massage and hypnobirthing enables the delivery of a holistic range of programmes.
They strongly believe that it is of the utmost importance that women and their families are aware of the wide range of information, services & support that is available to them when it comes to making those all important decisions surrounding childbirth and parenthood. They also resolutely endorse that being fit and healthy in pregnancy is crucial to the best possible outcome to pregnancy, childbirth, parenthood and for life beyond.
A strong desire and continual determination to improve services surrounding health, fitness, education and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood, and having both being instrumental in changing and improving practice through projects undertaken in the NHS, Sharon and Shelley continue to be dedicated, passionate and committed through the Company to campaign for appropriately designed exercise classes to be prescribed and available to ALL women in pregnancy and following birth.
Our programmes and packages on offer are of the highest quality, evidence-based, value for money, family-orientated, and above all, enable best choices at this special, unique time which will promote and enhance a healthy, happy pregnancy, birth, baby & family life beyond.