Hi I'm Lisa, founder of The Birth and Baby Space. I'm a mum to three amazing boys who set me on the path I'm on now. I first gave birth 6 years ago and I was hugely unprepared! I had no idea of what to realistically expect, how to cope with labour, what to do to make things easier and more positive. I didn't realise that I could and should have made decisions about my own birth. Ultimately I had a pretty traumatic birth and went on to suffer from postnatal anxiety.
In between babies I started volunteering on the postnatal wards in Glasgow hospitals, and found I loved supporting these new mums and their new babies. So I decided I was going to change my life and pursue this new passion. I went back to university with two toddlers and fell pregnant and had our third baby during my final year! It gave me the unique opportunity of being pregnant whilst studying. I got my degree in Antenatal education, became an NCT practitioner and started Birth and Baby Space!
Working with expectant and new parents is an absolute joy! I feel so privileged to be a part of their journey and so happy I am able to support and be there for parents. I started the Birth and Baby Space so it could become my full time job and I could support parents full time before and after their babies arrive.
I believe every expectant parent should have access to high quality, evidence based information about birth and early parenthood. My aim is for your birth to be a positive experience, whatever form that takes, and to give you the confidence in your parenting abilities and trust yourself to follow your own parenting path!
I want to create a safe, inclusive and supportive network, where new friends can be made and you know you will always be listened to.
Cost should not be a barrier to accessing high quality antenatal classes. If you find affordability is an issue please get in touch with me and we will work it out.
Qualifications and Training
Birth and Beyond FdA - University of Worcester
National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Licensed Antenatal Practitioner
Breastfeeding Peer Supporter - ONC Level 2
NCT registered Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Story Massage Instructor - Federation of Holistic Therapists
LGBT+ Competency in Birth and Beyond - The Queer Birth Club
Insured by and a Member of Federation of Antenatal Educators
I am consistently improving my skill set and continuously keep up to date with the latest obstetric and maternity guidelines and practices. As a qualified member of a number of childbirth organisations, I have access to ongoing, high quality CPD and pride myself on providing current, evidence based knowledge for my clients.