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Future Health Biobank

Future Health is the largest and most experienced cord blood bank in the UK, having stored more than 125,000 samples from over 75 countries worldwide, which is more than all other UK banks combined.  Cord blood and tissue banking is a once in a lifetime opportunity to collect those precious stem cells at birth and is 100% match for your baby.

To request more information call 0115 967 7707 or visit and quote ‘Kensington midwives’ to receive 10% discount




The New Mummy Company, is dedicated to the care of the new mother and her baby. Available for short term placements, Tessa Foulds will come to stay with you for a week or two following the birth of your baby. She will give you incredible practical and emotional support, cook and look after you and your family. We met recently and we highly recommend her postnatal care.

Tel: 07981 518462   01777 709948



UK Birth Centres, leading providers of private maternity care, fully insured and offering choice, control and continuity. Kensington Midwives are very pleased to have joined the UK Birth Centres team in January 2014.

Tel: 0800 3800 579



Hypnotherapy Directory, explains what hypnotherapy is, how to choose a hypnotherapist, which qualifications and experiences hypnotherapists should have. Hypnotherapy Directory only lists hypnotherapists who are members of a recognised professional body or those who have provided their qualifications and insurance cover. An excellent website with all you need to know.

Tel: 0844 8030242



Lulubaby Antenatal and Postnatal classes in Fulham, Wandsworth and Peter Jones, Sloane Square. Excellent classes with sisters-in-law Louise and Mary and a professional team of maternity professionals. Preparing you for life with your baby.

Email:    Telephone: 07970 700012 / 0207 371 9383



The Bump Class, Antenatal classes in South Kensington and Notting Hill run by Dr. Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogel. Book early as they are very popular and extremely good.

Email:  Telephone: 0208 932 1664



The Baby Company. Parents-to-be classes which give objective, practical, non-judgemental information on what it is really like to look after a baby and ways to get ready for birth and bringing your baby home. Second Baby Preparation class are also popular, tailored to meet other parents with the same age gap. The company also offers local postnatal support in South West London.

The Birth Company offers a comprehensive set of services for pregnant women in its modern and spacious clinic in Harley Street, London. It was set up in 2000 by Dr Donald Gibb. His aim is to enable expectant mothers to have a positive and reassuring pregnancy and childbirth experience. He is committed to promoting an environment of medical excellence.


AIMS, the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services, has been at the forefront of the childbirth movement for more than fifty years, promoting normal birth, providing independent support and information about maternity choices and raising awareness of current research on childbirth and related issues.


DrugWatch is an awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and medical devices that have the potential to cause patients serious harm. Their website is continually updated with drug recall news, recent FDA approvals, drug interactions, side effects, and current developments in the medical field.


The Active Birth Centre provides information on The active birth programme with waterbirth, pregnancy, and professional training. It was founded by Janet Balaskas, pioneer of pregnancy yoga and active birth teaching. Janet Balaskas is internationally renowned for pioneering the concept of ‘active birth’ in the late 1970s. The central principle of an active birth, is for the woman to be free to move spontaneously and be led by her body, adopting upright positions during labour and birth. This practice is universal and cross cultural and makes birth easier, safer, more efficient and less painful.


The NCT, National Childbirth Trust is Britain’s largest parenting charity. It runs courses for new and expectant parents and supports over 80,000 parents each year.


BirthChoiceUK site which offers information for women on where to have their baby, with details of Home Birth, Hospital Birth and alternative maternity choices.


The Laleche organisation provides friendly mother-to-mother breastfeeding support from pregnancy through to weaning.


Caesarean Birth and VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) research-based information and support on all aspects of caesareans and vaginal birth following caesarean section.


Doulas support women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. This support is practical and emotional but non-medical in nature.


Here you can explore aspects of birth, drawing on things that Sheila has learned from women around the world and her research as a social anthropologist into women’s experiences of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.


The “Informed Choice” leaflets produced by Midirs help women and healthcare professionals to access reliable, evidence-based information to support maternal choice and professionals’ clinical decision making.


The Fetal Medicine Centre provides care for pregnant women by doctors who have trained in ultrasound scanning and fetal medicine under Professor Kypros Nicolaides. Ultrasound scans are performed to the highest standards and are backed up with informative and sensitive counselling.


This Private Pregnancy website is set up to provide a resource for mums-to-be in the UK who wish to look at private healthcare as an alternative to the NHS. Here you will find listings of carefully selected private clinics, hospitals and consultant doctors that provide fertility, IVF, maternity care, pregnancy scans and childbirth related services of high quality.


West London Physiotherapy is a purpose designed, modern clinic that offers excellent assessment and treatment. Just a few minutes walk from Kensington High Street; convenient for Notting Hill, Knightsbridge and Chelsea. The team of dedicated experts are highly trained and experienced Chartered Physiotherapists, specialists in treating musculoskeletal pain. We recommend a visit in order to prevent postnatal problems, focussing on backs and shoulders following pregnancy and breastfeeding.


The Portobello Clinic is a private medical practice providing a wide range of quality medical services all under one roof, based in Notting Hill in West London. The Clinic comprises The Notting Hill Private Medical Practice, as well as a dedicated team of specialists and therapists providing in-house private secondary and complementary care.This “polyclinic” approach represents a new and integrated way of providing healthcare to the local community, with a range of everyday services all available in the same building.


Magic Rainbow Photography specialises in newborn baby and family photography in London and has captured the early days of the capital’s newest residents. Marta will visit you in the comfort of your home and you can enjoy a relaxed and fun photo shoot experience. Each session is personalised to suit the client’s needs. To see examples of Marta’s work visit
Marino Kids. Shop for 100% natural merino wool for your baby. Marino Kids is the best kept secret in baby sleeping bags, swaddles and nightdresses in lovely colours and most importantly warm and snug. We highly recommend keeping babies warm by dressing them in real wool at night.



Yummy yoga is run by Elinor and Sarah, two Hertfordshire mums, obsessed with yoga and pregnancy. They pride themselves in offering mums and mums-to-be relaxation, strength and encouragement for birth and motherhood. They run courses and private sessions in the comfort of your home.



huddle & bliss.  Shop for all your basic baby clothes as well as baby gifts. The cotton is exceptional high quality and we especially liked the company as everything is made in Britain.



The Cuddledry concept was founded by Helen Wooldridge and Polly Marsh, two friends, now working mums. Their first product was the Cuddledry baby bath towel, now a multiple award-winner. It is safe, simple and snug, making bath time easier and therefore more enjoyable for all.



Water Babies is a baby swimming school, teaching core skill to hundreds of babies and children every week. Water Babies course is very different to traditional swimming lessons as you will be learn how to teach your baby. Babies can join from birth as they only use warm water pools.



Everyday Maternity brings together maternity clothes from all over the world to provide you with a great choice of stylish maternity clothing to wear throughout your pregnancy.



Sanamama is a baby back carrier that draws on the inspiration and wisdom of generations of African mothers, helping you get things done, while taking care of your baby.



The Essential Parent Company

The essential baby care guide includes 4 DVDs focusing on Feeding, Sleeping, Everyday Care and Development and First aid and Accident Prevention. The content is all research based and advised by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. It is very thorough and full of information and advice.



Precious-cells is a Stem Cell Bank offering collection and long term storage of stem cells from umbilical cord blood.



Absolute Homeopathy. Cassie Everett specialises in treating hormone imbalance and infertility, as well as babies and skin problems, with homeopathy. Pre-conception, Cassie helps couples balance their hormones, which also improves egg and sperm quality.


Zita West runs early pregnancy health checks and planning consultations, as well as antenatal and birth preparation classes. Zita West is famous for her holistic approach to helping couples conceive. She believes that the human body has remarkable natural powers, especially when it comes to reproduction, and her team of midwives, doctors, nutritionists, fitness coaches and complementary therapists all help new mothers to make the most of their body’s potential.



Baby Concierge helps expecting couples to prepare for the birth of their baby. Firstly, you can see a vast number of products in a comfortable private showroom with guidance from experienced advisers. Then, you decide on exactly what you need, and finally you can sit back and let Baby Concierge deliver, all at John Lewis prices. This is an extremely helpful service for busy first time parents.


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