Mum as You Are (MAYA)
MAYA is a postnatal peer support organisation for all mums of new babies in Oxford.
Parenting a newborn is hard. MAYA’s research found that many new mums were rarely asked ‘but how are you really?’ which increased feelings of worry, anxiety and isolation during that often tricky newborn adjustment phase. Mums consistently reported a gap in accessible, affordable, informal, in-person postnatal community support.
MAYA was created in response to this. MAYA offers one-to-one meet ups for new mums with trained volunteer mums who are further along in their parenting journey. It provides a regular, informal, empathic, judgement-free space – on a walk or in a café – to offload, rant, reflect and feel listened to during those early weeks and months with someone who ‘gets it’! MAYA also facilitates group meet-ups with fellow new mums and offers links into existing community wellbeing and family sessions.
Your community grows just as you do in your parenting journey.
MAYA is currently running a free pilot of its peer support to mums expecting babies between November 2023 and February 2024.
Please get in touch with Jess for a chat if you’re a mum-to-be or if your baby has already arrived to hear more.
I’m an experienced nurse, health visitor and sleep consultant helping exhausted, busy mums get their babies to sleep more quickly and to stay asleep for longer using gentle, age appropriate methods. Get in touch today so you and your baby can get the sleep you need.
A listening and information service for women who have unresolved issues about their pregnancy or birth experience. It is available to women who have delivered in the Trust within the last 12 months, or who are currently pregnant. For more information call 01865 220605.
Birth Baby Balance provides a selection of groups and classes, including ‘Walking & Talking’, postnatal classes, baby massage and ‘Bumps & Babes’ groups.
Various times and locations.
Tel: 07909 545484
The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) was established to support women suffering from Post Natal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or birth trauma. We are not trained counsellors or therapists or medical professionals. We are mothers who wish to support other women who have suffered difficult births. The BTA is there to offer support and advice to anyone who needs help coming to terms with a traumatic birth experience. Visit website for more details.
I work as an Independent Midwife offering comprehensive midwifery care, before, during and after the birth of your baby. I also offer a wide range of complementary services, both during pregnancy and after birth to help keep you healthy and welcome your little one to the world, including:
Sarah – 07720 571620
Promoting healthy lifestyles and positive well-being through a variety of classes at venues across Oxfordshire, including Buggyfit, School Run Bootcamp, baby massage, hypnobirthing and more.
Timetable and venue, plus bookings available online.
Tel: 07870 833016
A drop-in / peer support / postnatal group for mums who are worried about their mental health after having a baby.
Every Friday 10.30 – 11.45am at Flo’s, East Oxford
More info in our Mumbler blog post here.
Postnatal course for mothers and babies led by clinical psychologists Rebecca Knowles Bevis and Guinevere Webster. For mothers at any stage after birth, babies very welcome. A supportive space to reflect on this momentous transition and grow into mothering. Each session includes: practical techniques for self-care, baby-bonding activities and information on mother-baby development.
Thursdays 12.45-2.15 pm in OX4 3PG. £85 for 8 sessions.
AWARD-WINNING ANTENATAL CLASSES LIKE NO OTHER.
Our Antenatal and Postnatal classes are informed, informal and practical, combining expert research with the lived experience of parents.
All our classes finish with an Before Noon Tea and include Baby First Aid.
We are a team of Pelvic Health Physiotherapists who specialise in treating conditions relating to the pre/post natal period such as pelvic girdle pain, recti divarication, bladder and bowel symptoms and prolapse. We offer expert assessment and treatment as well as preventative assessments. We also offer the Mummy MOT.
Tel: 01865 684964
Qualified massage therapist and doula based in Wolvercote offering:
07970 083 095
Provides specialist therapeutic support, from conception to 2 years, for infants and parents who are in need of assistance for issues such as establishing and building close nurturing relationships, depression and anxiety, birth trauma, loss, or unresolved issues from parents’ own early lives. Based at the Kidlington Centre. Call 01865 778034.
Free stay & play sessions with postnatal physical wellbeing workshops, also running alongside postnatal pilates sessions. Each week will have a different topic of focus, including pelvic floor exercises and returning to sport.
Mondays, 10 – 11.30am
Address: St Clements Family Centre, Cross St, OX4 1DA
A community and school, joint venture, providing children and their families services in North Oxford.
Rhymetime with singing and stories for under 5s.
Mums & Bumps sessions for babies, their carers and expectant mothers.
Stay & play sessions, for under 5s and their carers. Hot lunches available.
Thursdays, 10 – 12.30pm
Forest School sessions, replacing stay & play on the third Thursday of the month.
Tiny Town sessions with active ride-on toys for under 5s. First come, first served spaces.
Address: Cutteslowe Community Association, 31 Wren Road, Oxford, OX2 7SX
Tel: 01865 311172