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 8 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. As a social enterprise we offer subsidised places on our group courses and free online workshops open to everyone!
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
Baby massage instructor - Scottish School of child and baby massage
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.