An extensive network of professionals
Being a paediatrician and mother to three small children (including twins), I know first hand what information would benefit expectant parents. Having worked in the NHS for 10 years, I also have an extensive network of professionals which together means our team provide in-depth, unique, informative courses.
To ensure you receive the best possible advice and support, our team is made up of the following health and childcare professionals:
Dr Ella Rachamim, paediatrician and mother to three small children (including twins)
Beth Graham, a midwife and Lactation consultant, offers breastfeeding training and support. Beth has been delivering babies and helping families since 1990, and a Lactation consultant since 2005. More details about Beth can be found on her website www.midwifebeth.com
Professor Neil Shah, consultant paediatric gastroenterologist, Prof. Shah has been a Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2001.
Dr Tammy Rothenburg Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Royal London Hospital.
Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist (paediatric/neonatal feeding/dysphagia) and Lactation Consultant, UCLH.
Carol Levine, Parent Infant Psychotherapist/Integrative Psychotherapist, (UKCP/RSPP)
Dr Hugh Selsick, consultant psychiatrist and sleep medicine expert. He runs the Insomnia Clinic at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (UCLH) and clinics at Guy’s Hospital sleep service. He is editor of “Sleep disorders in psychiatric patients” published by Springer 2018.
Esther Power, Specialist Nurse Practitioner, Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor and Educator who teaches on the PND training day.
Feeding and Swallowing Specialist Speech Therapist and IBCLC Lactation Consultant, Stacey Zimmels
Stacey is a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in all aspects of newborn, infant and child feeding. Speech and Language Therapists are the experts on the muscles, senses and function of the mouth and throat for speech but also for sucking, chewing, swallowing and feeding. Stacey has additional qualifications in this area and is one of the leading specialists in the NHS and private sector. She can help with all feeding difficulties; ranging from breast and bottle feeding, reflux, weaning and chewing. She is particularly specialist in problem feeding such as food allergy, food refusal and gagging, choking and coughing with food/drink, preterm babies and children with special needs. Stacey is based in London and offers home visits or clinic appointments to suit your needs. For more information about Stacey and the services she offers you can visit her website:
Judith Landhausser, Women’s physiotherapist specialising in women’s musculoskeletal complaints and pelvic floor dysfunction before and after pregnancy.
Night Owls is a small personal agency, run by our very own Janet Harrison and her husband Phil Hendy, with a fantastic team of live-in maternity nurses, night maternity nurses and trouble shooters. They are involved in our training for maternity nurses. email@example.com http://www.nightowls.agency +44 1923 254452
Homebodies is run by two mothers, Lois and Simone, and it places nannies, au-pairs and carers with families. They have extensive knowledge about what credentials to look for when employing a childcarer and about the different childcare options available.
Baybiz, is a company offering personalised shopping for expectant parents, based locally in Hendon. Hayley knows all about choosing the right baby equipment and the top 10 essentials to buy for your baby.
In addition to the team, we offer the following:
Child First Aid Training – Dr Ella Rachamim is EPLS (European Paediatric Life Support) trained and certified, as well as being an instructor for Safe and Sound which specialises in resuscitation courses. I teach the 3 hour Lifesaver course which covers CPR, choking for babies & children and the unwell child.
A book library and homework – I am a big fan of being as informed as possible beforehand. Being a parent is a completely new role and in any other new walk of life you would automatically prepare and organise yourself so why not with parenthood? I have a collection of books that you are free to borrow from week to week while attending the course. They cover topics like breastfeeding, bottlefeeding, babycare and child development. I encourage parents to read during the week and discuss the books with each other. There may also be some additional homework!
Flexibility – there is flexibility in the course to discuss specific topics if necessary.
In addition – On occasion, I organise for mothers to come and share their own experiences. Other allied professionals may also be invited to come along such as a paediatric physiotherapist who specialises in infant massage and early development.