/ The Daisy Foundation with Ashley Raynor

Why should I choose a Daisy class or workshop? Most recent reviews!

So you’re thinking about coming along to a Daisy class or workshop?
I know when I’m looking to buy something or to join a class I always have a quick scroll through the reviews to see what other people have said. I thought, therefore, I would share some of the most recent reviews that have been so kindly left for my classes. Every time I get one of these reviews it makes me so happy so I hope you enjoy having a read and can see why Daisy classes are not to be missed!
These reviews have all been left on my Facebook page or on Google.

Daisy Birthing

I met Ashley in her daisy birthing classes. Over the course she helped me relax so much about the upcoming birth and I changed from being really anxious about it to looking forward to the day! The information and different techniques were really useful – and I’m still using the breathing exercises now! I’ve met some other really lovely mummies who I’ve kept in touch with, and am enjoying my first term of Daisy Tinies. It’s a privilege to have Ashley involved in my son’s life and I highly recommend her classes to anyone else considering booking.
Nathalie

I went to daisy baby classes with my first born, and made lots of new mummy friends. I was gutted when I found out their was a daisy birthing class I could have attended before the birth of my daughter. When I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I knew I wanted to attend this class. People think theese classes are for new mums only but this is not the case. I had a real hard long labour with my first child, which meant I could not do a lot the first week of her life, I was heavily reliant on my husband. The whole experience was not positive. My second birth was completely differnt. Daisy birthing classes taught me new techniques, how to breath, educated me on what my rights were. I put the daisy sticker in my birth plan notes, and I’m convinced this time round, this is why the midwifes kept me more up to date with what was going on, what options I had. They spoke to me with convidence. The Facebook group and support network is amazing. I’m just gutted I might not be able to do daisy tinnies with my second child.
Natasha

I joined Ashley’s Daisy Birthing classes based on another recommendation from friend who had attended her local daisy classes in Portsmouth. I was having a few worries and suffering from PGP during pregnancy but Ashley personal experience and knowledge helped ease my worries and gave me the tools I needed to prepare for my birth with PGP. I really enjoyed my daisy birthing classes with Ashely, not only because the information and tools we learnt each week helped me prepare for birth but because it was lovely to have a little time in the evening one night a week to focus on myself and bump. I highly recommend Ashley’s Daisy Birthing classes, it was the best thing I did for myself during pregnancy.
Jeanine

Hi all, just had finished my 2nd term of Daisy birthing course with Ashley. One wasn’t enough. I couldn’t imagine the end of my pregnancy journey without Daisy movements and relaxations so I joined next term as well. I can highly recommend.
Eva

I have just completed a course of Daisy birthing antenatal and really enjoyed it. It is a great mixture of movement, really good education and relaxation at the end. Ashley is perfect for the role and very knowledgeable. It’s different not doing face to face but works really well and I feel like I met a group I would like to stay in touch with. I’m signed up to the next course already.
Michelle

I am currently doing the Daisy Birthing Classes and loving it! The classes have been adapted really well and are being delivered very effectively over Zoom. Ashley is a really lovely teacher, and is really good at making everyone feel at ease. I thoroughly recommend these classes.
Julie

Daisy Active Birth Workshop

Would 100% recommend this workshop for anyone expecting a little one! My husband and I not only really enjoyed it but we also found it very useful in learning all about the stages of labour, how to deal with pain, different positions for giving birth and much more. Ashley is a great teacher, she went into a lot of detail and was very calm/relaxed throughout which left us feeling much more at ease about the labour process. 5 stars all the way.
Isabelle & Lewis

My husband and I went along to Ashley’s Active Birth session and I couldn’t recommend more! The information and techniques that Ashley passed on were brilliant for both myself and my husband and I honestly believe my birth experience wouldn’t have been as positive as it was if it wasn’t for the techniques Ashley spoke so passionatly about which I was then able to use. Thank you Ashley!
Zoe & Brad

Daisy Tinies and Wrigglers

I’ve been to Daisy Tinies and Daisy Wrigglers and have thoroughly enjoyed learning about baby massage and gentle exercises for us both! Ashley is genuine, down to earth and knowledgeable and even though I’ve enjoyed our zoom meetings they have been even better in person! Could not recommend more!
Ellie

Me and my son have just finished our first term of Daisy Tinies and we have loved every minute. It’s so lovely to have that quality time with him. I really wish I had known about Daisy Birthing whilst I was pregnant. We are looking forward to our next term at Daisy Wrigglers now that my little boy is slightly older.
Natasha

I started classes in lockdown and although it’s not face to face and all virtual. I have ‘met’ some lovely people and my little one thoroughly enjoys the class and it gives us a bit of routine and something to look forward to. Ashley the class leader is lovely and has been there for us all even after class time for lots of other concerns for us first time mums. I’m so glad I signed up!
Rajminder

I loved every single class I went to. But more importantly Marcelina loved it as well. My journey with Ashley started when I was pregnant and still is with my 7 months old girl. We met lovely mummies and their babes. Ashley is such a warm person. Very helpful and always with good advice. She always make us feel welcome and relaxed. Can’t recommend her enough.
Katarzyna

I’ve loved the classes with Ashley and would highly recommend them. I’ve attended with my daughter since 6wks and she’s now almost 8 months. I’ve meet some lovely mummies who I wouldn’t be without and can honestly say I will be devastated when we have to stop, it’s the highlight of my week.
Jo

 

 

 

/ The Daisy Foundation with Ashley Raynor

Welcome to Daisy East Southampton, Locks Heath and Surrounding Areas

Hi, I’m Ashley and I offer a selection of antenatal and baby classes for expectant and new mums across East Southampton, Locks Heath and surrounding areas. I am here to support your journey from early pregnancy right through to toddlerhood. 

Having attended Daisy Foundation classes with both my boys I know first hand the value of Daisy classes. I loved my Daisy classes so much I trained to become a Daisy Teacher in 2016 when my first son, James, was just 10 months old.  The support I received, and the friends I made, were the shining light in a difficult postnatal journey and I immediately knew I wanted to share the non-judgemental, supportive, evidence based, and community focused world of Daisy with as many mums as possible. I had my second son, Harvey, in 2018 and this only fed my passion for Daisy further as I was able to use all the tools and techniques I had learnt to have an amazing positive birth and postnatal journey.

I know just how important continuous perinatal support and a welcoming community is in helping mums achieve a positive pregnancy, confident birth and an informed and supported journey to confident motherhood. Taking time to become informed and empowered in your choices, spending special bonding time with your bump and baby, and finding a strong support network is what Daisy is all about. I would love to welcome you to Daisy classes, and our amazing local Daisy community, so you too can have the supported pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey you deserve.

Take a look at the ‘My Classes’ section below to find out how to join me and please get in touch if you have any questions.

Antenatal Classes 

Daisy Birthing – A weekly antenatal class for expectant mums to help you enjoy pregnancy, stay mobile, learn about your changing baby and body and prepare for a confident birth. Our unique Active Antenatal method draws on elements of active birth, pregnancy yoga, hypnobirthing and antenatal education to create one very powerful combination. From easing pregnancy ailments, adapting to your changing body, preparing for birth and informing your own individual choices – we’ve got you covered.

Daisy Active Birth Workshop – A workshop for mum and her birth companion that will not only cover all of the basics of antenatal education and an active, informed birth but also give you both the space to prepare as a team and confidently plan for your baby’s birthing day. Our unique Active Antenatal Birth method draws on elements of traditional active birth, hypnobirthing and antenatal education to create one very powerful combination. From understanding the stages of labour to working with gravity to support your baby’s birth, massage for labour and informing your own individual choices – we’ve got you covered.

Baby Classes 

Daisy Baby Tinies– A weekly postnatal class for mum and baby in the ‘fourth trimester’ to help you learn how to use baby massage and movement to aid calming, soothing and connection with your baby. Our unique fourth trimester mum and baby class draws on elements of baby massage, baby yoga, postnatal movement and baby care education to create one very powerful combination. From easing infant ailments, aiding their development, adapting to your postnatal body and easing in to your new role amongst friends – we’ve got you covered.

Daisy Baby Wrigglers– A weekly class for mum and baby to help you learn how to use a variety of tools such as: baby yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and (baby) sensory experiences to aid your baby’s development, your connection and have fun together! Our unique mum and baby class draws on elements of baby massage, baby yoga, rhythm and rhyme and baby sensory experiences to create one very powerful combination. From easing infant ailments, aiding their development, growing your connection and learning about baby’s key stages amongst friends – we’ve got you covered.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information please get in touch. 
Email: ashley-raynor@thedaisyfoundation.com
Tel: 07598793933

Classes marked ‘Protected’ are currently only open to booking for current mums in class or for mums on the waiting list.  If you have questions about classes, gift vouchers, or would like to be added to a waiting list for future terms please just get in touch.