/ The Daisy Foundation with Helen Plumb

My ‘why’ Daisy matters in pregnancy and early motherhood.

Hello! I’m Helen, your local Daisy teacher and Mummy to three Daisy babies. I wanted to share a little of what Daisy means to me and why I love teaching antenatal and baby classes in Newmarket and the surrounding areas.

Daisy has played a huge role in parenthood for me since I started my journey as a first time Mum to be not knowing or believing birth could be positive and really expecting the worst. The stories you hear about birth subconsciously or consciously throughout life can often be negative and they are never more ‘lovingly’ shared than when  you announce to family, friends and colleagues that you are expecting. So its easy to feel that in the end it’s inevitable to have no control over your own birth! Right?

I myself at an early stage of motherhood wondered whether preparing for birth and baby could actually make a difference and as for parenting, I’m not sure I thought much past the birth. That part works itself out surely?

Cue Daisy..

I simply LOVED the weekly time to myself at Daisy Birthing classes to share my pregnancy with other local Mums to be, bond with baby and ease away pregnancy niggles. A whole 90 minutes each week for just baby and I all rounded up with a blissful birth hypnosis relaxation that I would have been in it for alone! I listened well and hoped the combination of yoga moves, relaxation and breathing techniques, birth hypnosis and active antenatal education would help me when my birthing day arrived. There is always more to learn about birth and Daisy manages to keep it current, uncomplicated and educate you in a way thats easy to understand. Its about birth choices with antenatal education that is evidenced based helping you to be informed and make the choices that are right for you and your family.

And so followed a surprise as to how much I did know. Instinctively I started to move and breathe my way through each stage of labour whilst keeping (relatively!) calm, confident and in control. Daisy really did its magic. I was in awe then and I have never stopped being amazed by Daisy since. It mixes together the perfect ingredients for pregnancy, birth and early motherhood whilst always placing Mum at the centre. No judgement but support and understanding just where it is needed most. The great days, the tough days, the in-between days, Daisy and the community you find within, has your back.

My pregnancy, birthing and early parenting experience would have quite different without Daisy playing the key role it has had in them and I am so happy to know Daisy continues to make this difference to families in our local area. Maybe you are a first time Mum who has some or no idea about birth. Maybe you are a second or fifth time Mum that would like to refresh or explore a more positive journey. Maybe you believe it can be different to the stories you have heard or experience you recall having. Daisy is available to support you from 14 weeks of pregnancy through to when baby is confidently on the move.

Alongside our weekly Daisy Birthing classes for Mum to be, 4 hour – Active Birth Workshops and fully comprehensive – Daisy Parent Antenatal and Baby Care courses ensure you AND your birth partner are well informed. Just like any important life milestone, preparation is key! Taking the time to prepare for birth and baby together means you are able to spend dedicated time together planning and supporting each other in birth, infant feeding and baby care. There are so many benefits of painting the picture together of what your own personal preferences might look like and so much better to consider this with research ahead of babies birthing day. Daisy Parent or Active Birth can help support your learning together alongside Mum to be only Daisy Birthing weekly classes or as a stand alone workshop or fully comprehensive course.

If you missed us during your birth experience or it just want the right time for you at Daisy then we welcome you to join us at Daisy Baby classes. As a perinatal educator I am also here to support you postnatally from 6 weeks through to when baby is firmly on the move. Daisy Baby Tinies, Wrigglers or Cruisers classes are age appropriate, non judgemental and welcoming of all parenting choices. In those early weeks of the fourth trimester when everything is so overwhelming, there is no manual and so many choices, Tinies classes are available for Mum and baby during this transition to parenting. In a calming and soothing space we learn baby massage and share postnatal movement together. As you move on from the fourth trimester, your baby will be developing social skills and engaging with the wonderful world around them. We enjoy this stage together at Daisy Baby Wrigglers and Cruisers classes where we share baby yoga, sensory experiences, story, rhyme time and plenty of songs together in a fun stimulating environment. As we continue through to a more independent stage for baby our Wrigglers evolve into Cruisers where our yoga movement adapts to support them. At all Daisy Baby classes, we continue to share educational themes that are appropriate to your baby’s developmental milestones. In short we work through the highs and low of parenting together until you are rocking it with your own little Daisy community in Newmarket and the surrounding areas.

I am so proud of the wonderful community Daisy parents work hard to create in our local area and I enjoy seeing how these friendships like little seedlings are planted, grown and nurtured through the years that follow.

So that’s my ‘what’ Daisy means to me.

If you would like to know more about how The Daisy Foundation Antenatal and Baby Newmarket, Red Lodge and The Surrounding  areas can support you with  you from 14 weeks of pregnancy through to toddlerhood,  please do ask. No question is out of the ordinary because I have been there just like you trying to figure this out. First time, second time, third time and I still am but now with just slightly older children!

Enquires to helen-plumb@thedaisyfoundation.com

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I look forward to meeting you and you little one/s very soon.

Helen.x

My third Daisy birth in 2017.x

/ The Daisy Foundation with Helen Plumb

Welcome to Daisy Newmarket, Burwell and Red Lodge

Helen offers continuous perinatal support and perinatal education to Mums and Families across the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk area with mums and families from the wider region attending her classes and workshops, which are centralised in Newmarket. With her own personal experience of having three children whilst being supported by Daisy during birth and early parenting she brings a wealth of experience to her role as a Daisy Foundation Perinatal Educator.

The classes on offer at your local Daisy community are:

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.

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.

Daisy Parent– A comprehensive workshop series for expectant parents designed to ensure you have all the education, tools and support you could need as you prepare confidently for your upcoming birth and the early days of caring for your new baby. Our entirely comprehensive Daisy Parent format draws on elements of active birth, hypnobirthing, parentcraft and traditional antenatal classes to create one very powerful combination.  From birth plans to massage in labour, informed choice to packing hospital bags and feeding your baby to changing their nappy – we’ve got you covered.

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 massage, 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.

Daisy Baby Cruisers– A weekly class for mum and baby to help you learn how to use a variety of tools such as toddler yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and (baby) sensory experiences to aid your baby’s development, your connection and learn how to embrace the chaos! Our unique mum and baby class draws on elements of toddler yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and baby sensory experiences to create one very powerful combination. From aiding their development, learning new games, growing your connection and learning about baby’s key stages amongst friends – we’ve got you covered.

Daisy Mama – A weekly class for mums to help you relax, recharge, heal and calm both your body and mind, supporting you as you navigate this new phase of your life. Our unique mind/body movement method draws on elements of postnatal yoga, mindfulness, pelvic floor recover,  mind/body movement and relaxation to create one very powerful combination. From calming your mind, adapting to your healing body, settling your emotions and replenishing your reserves – we’ve got you covered.

****New terms of Daisy Baby classes are password protected at times for a 48 hour window to allow for current class attendees to access priority booking. After this time further spaces are offered to waitlist bookings with any remaining spaces then being offered to the wider community. Please register your interest for attending future terms of Daisy Baby Tinies, Wrigglers and Cruisers classes via the waitlist found in the drop down term options for individual classes within the booking page.****

Where you find the booking page protected for rebooking purposes, please email helen-plumb@thedaisyfoundation.com to register your interest for upcoming terms and keep up to date with booking information.