It is without hesitation that I support the work of Bianka and her team at 40 Weeks. To quote the wisdom of Ina May Gaskin “Gardeners know that you must nourish the soil if you want healthy plants…Why should nutrition matter less in the creation of young humans than it does in young plants.”
As a professional, mother and woman who has experienced four pregnancies and three births, the importance of tending to your wellbeing during the journey from preconception to early motherhood is paramount, for you and your baby. Information can be consuming and disempowering, finding a trusted resource such as 40 Weeks with the authentic desire to support, empower and educate women is a true gift.
Henrietta Norton BSc DipNT is a universally respected Nutritional Therapist who specialises in fertility and pregnancy. She is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Guild of Health Writers. She is also a foresight preconception practitioner, functional medicine AFMCP graduate and is currently completing her MSc in nutritional medicine at the University of Surrey. Henrietta is co-founder of food supplement brand Wild Nutrition and the author of Your Pregnancy Nutrition Guide — What to eat when you're pregnant.
In addition, Henrietta is a mother to three young children and understands the trials and tribulations of pregnancy and birth first-hand.
Birth Beat specialises in helping new and expecting mothers to prepare for pregnancy and childbirth. Birth Beat does this by offering two online services — Childbirth Education and Baby and Child First Aid.
The Birth Beat online antenatal classes are designed to prepare you for the birth and initial few weeks with your baby by providing positive, up-to-date, evidence-based information. Classes are facilitated by Edwina, a Registered Midwife and Mother of two.
Birth Beat's First Aid classes provide parents and carers with the knowledge to act in a paediatric emergency. This online course covers the most common childhood emergencies, including CPR, choking, burns and much more. Classes are run by Paramedics and Emergency Nurses.
Pink Elephants provides much needed empathy, validation and connection to those experiencing miscarriage and early pregnancy loss.
Pink Elephants have created a selection of emotional support resources to guide you through your grief, validate how you’re feeling and assist those around you in knowing how best to support you.
Pink Elephants also offers a personalised Peer Support Programme which connects you with another woman who has been there before…with someone who ‘gets it’. Their peer support programme includes six free sessions with another woman who has walked a similar journey, providing a safe space to share feelings and emotions.