Babies Oxford

Birth Recovery & New Mum Wellbeing

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.


jess@mumaya.co.uk
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Baby and Child Sleep

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.

Rosy 07526683549

Birth Afterthoughts (NHS)

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

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

Birth Trauma Association

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.

Birthday Presence – Independent Midwifery Services

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:

  • Antenatal Massage
  • Active Birth Workshop/Birth Preparation
  • Bellycasts
  • Debriefs
  • Postnatal Rebozo and bone closing ceremony
  • Blessingways

Sarah – 07720 571620

Fit & Healthy Mums

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

The Motherkind Cafe

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

motherkindoxford@gmail.com

More info in our Mumbler blog post here.

Nurturing Mothers – Getting comfortable with good enough

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.

07968 215030

Our Baby Club Bicester

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.

Oxford Physiotherapy Clinic

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

Oxford Well Woman

Qualified massage therapist and doula based in Wolvercote offering:

  • Maya abdominal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Postnatal massage
  • Doula service
  • Pregnancy massage

07970 083 095

Oxford Parent Infant Project (OXPIP)

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.

Pop Up Pilates, Stay & Play and Postnatal Wellbeing Workshops

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

Sunnymead Minnows

A community and school, joint venture, providing children and their families services in North Oxford.

Rhymetime with singing and stories for under 5s.
Tuesdays, 9.15-10am

Mums & Bumps sessions for babies, their carers and expectant mothers.
Wednesdays, 10-12pm

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.
Thursdays, 10-12.30pm

Tiny Town sessions with active ride-on toys for under 5s. First come, first served spaces.
Fridays 10-12pm

Address: Cutteslowe Community Association, 31 Wren Road, Oxford, OX2 7SX

Tel: 01865 311172

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