The Baby Chain: New Bishop's Stortford group champions fertility, pregnancy, birth and postnatal services
Mum's the word for a group of practitioners who have joined forces to help families in and around Bishop's Stortford.
Eleven women have set up a community called The Baby Chain and launched with a coffee morning raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
They include a physio, osteopath, reflexologist, acupuncturist, baby masseuse and even a sleep consultant.
Georgia Mathieu, a birth coach and hypnobirthing practitioner who runs Birth Easy with Georgia, said: "It's a group headed by women who care and specialise in fertility, pregnancy, birth and postnatal services.
"Our mission is to offer a positive, nurturing and holistic community that will support mothers on every step of their journey."
The Baby Chain has set up a Facebook group to support women and plans to host events throughout the year to bring mothers together.
At the coffee morning for Macmillan, new mums got a chance to talk to Emma Riedo about physical postnatal recovery and Chloe Burroughs on all things reflexology. They were also pampered with a hand massage from Jemma Golds, of Knead-a-Massage at Great Hadham Country Club. The event raised over £75.
Jemma said: "We've collaborated to bring a positive, holistic and nurturing community and have lots of exciting plans for the future."
The group is made up of:
Jemma Golds – Knead-a-Massage, Great Hadham Country Club
Georgia Mathieu – Birth Easy with Georgia, Bishop's Stortford
Emma Riedo – Emma Riedo Movement (specialising in post-natal recovery), Much Hadham
Chloe Burroughs – Chloe Burroughs Reflexology, Little Hadham
Emma Osborne – Hushaboo Night Nanny & Sleep Consultant, Henham
Holly Mulheron – Holly Mulheron Acupuncture, Little Hormead
Lauren Creed – Baby Massage with Lauren, Bishop's Stortford
Melanie Bliss – Yoga Bellies, Buntingford (practising in Bishop's Stortford)
Melissa Andrew – Melissa Andrew Osteopathy, Pilates & Yoga (specialising in women's health), Bishop's Stortford (also practising in Harley Street)
Sarah Tyler – women's health physiotherapist at Ed Kirby Physiotherapy, Bishop's Stortford
Caron Smith – Blissful Beginnings Doula Service, Essex.