Lactation Consultant – Sharon George
As an experienced Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Sharon has worked with hundreds of parents to resolve feeding issues – from birth to older babies. She helps parents to consider the options available to them – breastfeeding, formula feeding and combination feeding – and encourages them to decide what they would like to do next in their family’s journey. Her kind and friendly approach helps parents develop their own tailor-made feeding plan according to their family needs. She has three young children of her own, who have helped teach her that every child is different and that each mother-and–baby pair is unique.
Pelvic Floor and Pilates Guru – Jane Wake
Jane Wake is our Pelvic Floor Guru and also runs a hugely successful Pilates business. She started working in the Sports and Fitness arena after graduating from Sheffield with a Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Management. She says “My studies were always focused on women and sport. At the age of 22 I spent hours researching women’s needs in sport and wondering why they were telling me that ‘wetting themselves’ was the biggest issue they had! It wasn’t until I had my son (now aged 12) that I really started to understand what they meant. Since then I devoted my time to studying and developing exercise programmes for women, specifically during the preconception, pregnancy and postnatal periods. One of my biggest focuses is the Pelvic Floor and teaching women how to develop and harness their core strength in order to have an easier birth and quicker recovery postnatally. When it comes to muscle focus, the pelvic floor is SO important! Through my sessions with Doctor and the Daughter and my classes and work in the media, my aim is to educate men and women on exactly why we need to harness more core strength and how pregnancy is the chance – if we put our minds and pelvic floor muscles into it – to be stronger than ever, from the inside out!”
Jane offers all our clients a FREE Pilates Class!
Jane teaches classes through her programme Baby A-Wake in Balham http://www.janewake.com/baby-a-wake