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It is time to vote for our winning poem! Firstly, we want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that entered their poems! We had to shortlist our top ten but we will be sharing all the submitted poems after the competition ends! We hope you enjoyed putting pen to paper and getting creative! We really loved reading all of your poems – we have some super talented poets in the group! 🙂 Soooooo now it’s time to choose your winning poem! We have shortlisted our top ten favourites which we have published HERE. Please read them all and...

POETS WANTED! Are you a poet and do you know it?!  We are running a Mother Side poem competition and offering one lucky winner the chance to win over £150 of gifts and goodies from our online shop! To be in with a chance of winning you need to submit your poem by Saturday 6th October!  Click here to find all details of the competition on our entry page. Best of luck! ...

Happy Monday Mother Siders! Hoping you all had a gorgeous weekend in the glorious sunshine. So what have we got coming up for you to enjoy this week:   Tuesday 3rd July 10.30am - The Mother Side Meet up : Milton, Cambridge  Join us at our free community group open to all local mums, offering support, information and an opportunity to meet other local mums. Our groups are regularly attended by antenatal teachers, doulas, infant feeding specialists, sling consultants, health and safety professionals who are all there to offer you support with any questions...

We are DELIGHTED to be welcoming the gorgeous Jo Farren @jo_farrensherbal to our Meet Up Coordinators team! ⭐️ Jo will be running a Mother Side Meet Up in Hitchin, Hertfordshire starting THIS FRIDAY! ⭐️ Jo is mum to three boys aged between 2-10 years old. If that's not enough to keep her busy, she is also a qualified Medical Herbalist and a Doula. ⭐️ After having her second child, Jo became passionate about supporting women throughout life's various journeys - with a particular interest in pregnancy, birth and the under-appreciated postnatal period! ⭐️ Jo loves to make meaningful connections and...

I am looking for Mums-to-be to trial my new membership group: The Empowered Birth Club! Sign up before 30th June to get your first month for a trial price of just £1! Signing up to become a member will give you access to: ⭐️ ONLINE INTERACTIVE VIDEO WORKSHOPS covering everything you need to know to feel mentally, physically, practically and emotionally prepared for birth and motherhood. The recordings of the workshops will be available in the Members area FOREVER enabling you to watch them again whenever you want to, or catch up on the...

Join Sophie on Monday 4th June Live in the Mother side Facebook group at 8pm, as she discusses some of the most common myths that come up around doulaing, such as do doulas replace the partner/Midwife? Are they only for women who want pain free home births? Sophie is a birth and postnatal doula, Director and Doula Course Facilitator at Nurturing Birth, Doula Mentor at Doula UK, Breastfeeding Supporter and Baby Massage Teacher. She was awarded “Doula of the Year” at MaMa Conference, 2017. Sophie started working with mums and babies in...

This week we would like to introduce you to The Mother Side founder Zoë Tolman!!! Zoë is not only busy behind the scenes at The Mother Side she is also a Mum of two daughters aged 3 years and 11 months. She is a Psychotherapist, Antenatal Teacher, Doula and Founder of The Mother Side. She hosts the meet ups in Saffron Walden (Essex) & Linton (South Cambridgeshire). As well as running The Mother Side, Zoë teaches antenatal & postnatal classes, coaches women & couples through pregnancy, birth and motherhood and also works as...

Áine is a mum of two with silent reflux, reflux, CMPA, tongue tie and multiple food allergy experience. Five years ago she reached out for help and was given nothing other than “your daughter is fine. She’s colicky. She needs to learn how to sleep. She’ll grow out of it”. After months of sleep deprivation, screaming and trusting her own instincts to continue ignoring the advice to “just leave her to cry”, she discovered the real cause of her daughters continual discomfort and pain. Since then, Áine has discovered much more about...

Happy Monday Mother-Siders! This week we have not 1 but 2 Facebook live sessions from two amazing experts!!! If you are not yet a member of The Mother Side group? Come and join us here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/themotherside Or to revisit any of our past Facebook live sessions and free online workshops simply click here: http://themotherside.org/online-courses-workshops/   Monday 21st May 8:00pm - 9:00pm Class #34 - Toddler Speech & Development with Marissa Pajot -Webb   Children have to hear and engage with words many many times before they fully understand their meaning and begin to use them. Often people can focus...