Local services and resources

Pregnancy support

Yoga for Birth in Barnes - Monday evening, 6.30 to 8.30pm at the Pavilion, Vine Road Recreation Ground, Vine Road, Barnes, SW13 0NE. Run by the fantastic doula Natalie Meddings. A bit of yoga, movement and stretching and lots of invaluable discussion about positive birthing. Contact nataliemeddings@googlemail.com Also check out www.tellmeagoodbirthstory.com

Natalie and Michelle - birth Doulas www.comfortandlove.co.uk

Tell Me A Good Birth Story - Amazing resource of birth stories, support and the opportunity to buddy up with other parents who have been in your situation.

Doulas of Kew - Birth and Postnatal Doulas and Placental encapsulation www.doulasofkew.com/welcome

Birth-ed - Founded by Megan Rossiter, Birth-ed offers group, private and online hypnobirthing and antenatal classes. https://birth-ed.co.uk

The Richmond Doula - Rosie Gray Hypnobirthing teacher, birth and postnatal doula www.therichmonddoula.co.uk


The Mummy Coach - Barnes based post-natal personal trainer. An expert in supporting mums through pregnancy and recovery. http://www.themummycoach.co.uk/

Baz Moffat - Expert in women's health, fitness and well-being. Offers 1-2-1 personal training, group classes and workshops. http://www.bazmoffat.com/

Petra Kamarytova - specialist Paediatric, Cranial and Female Health Osteopath, brilliant for both with women and with babies and children. https://pkosteopathy.weebly.com/info-hub.html

White Hart Clinic - A great range of services including pregnancy, post-natal and peri-menopause check ups with a fabulous team of women's health physios. https://www.whitehartclinic.co.uk/

Earth Life Kew - An awesome range of services including pregnancy and postnatal exercise classes, specialist treatments such as chiropractic, acupuncture, reflexology, women's health physio and pregnancy massage as well as hypnobirthing and baby and child first aid workshops. http://www.earth-life.co.uk

New parents

Sheen Slings - Sling library and consultation service. The place to go for a perfectly fitting baby carrier. Check out https://sheenslings.com/sling-library/ for dates and details.

La Leche League Barnes and Putney - Tara Ghosh is a LLL trained Breastfeeding Counsellor offering feeding support in the local area email: taraghosh.lalecheleague@outbook.com www.laleache.org.uk

Liz Lambourn and Geraldine Chew - Lactation Consultants and Breastfeeding drop in services based in and around Twickenham - http://www.themarispractice.com/index.php/therapies/breastfeeding-support/liz-lambourn

Help Baby Sleep - Emma is a holistic sleep consultant specialising in helping you find a plan that works for you and your family and takes into consideration the fact your little ones needs are not only physical but also psychological, emotional and relational. http://www.helpbabysleep.co.uk

Pram/Buggy Wheel repairs - London Cycle workshop on Sheen Lane: https://tlcw.co.uk/

Playgroups and Activities

This list was complied pre-covid. For up to date opening information please consult individual websites. We hope playgroups will be returning fully in the not too distant future!

The Children's Centre - Offer many sessions aimed a babies, toddlers parents and continued learning. Current program can be downloaded here https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/organisations/25901-barnes-children-s-centre

Mortlake Hall Playgroup - Daily, 9:30-12 all the year round except for August and the days between Christmas and New Year. £5 for the first child and £1 for additional children, £2 concessions and £2.50 under 1s.

Tiddlywinks - Monday 9:30-11, St Mary's the Virgin Church, Mortlake. £3. Great place to meet local parents and 20 min of singing to finish. Free tea, coffee and biscuits!

Little Shepherds - Wednesdays 9.30-11.30, Elim Pentecostal Church, East Sheen. £3. https://www.playgrouplittlesherpherds.com

Penny Poppins - Drop in music classes Tuesdays 3.30pm at The Barnes Village Nursery and Fridays 9.30am At St Mary's the Virgin Church, Mortlake. £5 per child. Run by the fabulous Kerry - 07813803776

Contact us if you have a group or service and would like to be added.