LOUISE BROADBRIDGE – Midwife, Mother, Author, Speaker & Founder of Let’s Talk Birth & Baby
Let’s Talk Birth and Baby was founded in 2017 by Senior Midwife, Louise Broadbridge and is the face behind Instagram's @thehonestmidwife.
Louise has now delivered antenatal courses to over 100,000 expectant parents with 5* reviews from new parents who have attended Let’s Talk Birth and Baby classes.
“My decision to found Let’s Talk Birth and Baby is as a result of caring for many couples who felt that despite having attended antenatal classes had not felt prepared when events deviated from the norm.
My hope and mission is that the classes will provide an affordable, safe, honest and evidence based education to prepare couples for every eventuality during labour and birth. In addition, I aim to rewrite the rule book and fully support both formula and breastfeeding parents by focusing on both forms of infant feeding and really teaching the physiology of the milk production system to give those that want to breastfeed a greater chance of success.
AMY TRIBE – Classical Opera Singer, Developmental Baby Massage Practitioner, Wife & Mother (she’s a busy lady!)
Amy trained as an Opera Singer in London, and spent much of her twenties touring the world, singing as a soloist in many of the most well-known operatic venues.
During this time she was the recipient of several prestigious awards, and recorded for the BBC and ITV, and has been invited to sing for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on several occasions.
Her training as an Opera Singer means she is able to bring intricate knowledge of the body’s breathing and muscular systems to combine with the practise of Developmental Baby Massage – working with babies all across the UK both in group formats and on a 1:1 consulting basis when necessary.
Whilst working as a professional singer, Amy was also heavily involved in Music Therapy for Children and has a particular interest in the effect of classical music on the outcome of babies in Neonatal Intensive Care wards. She is able to draw together this knowledge to give babies the best possible start in life helping children develop healthily – hitting their physical developmental milestones safely, relieving trauma in newborns, and working to combat Colic and other ailments seen in infants.
REBECCA PALMER – Infant Colic Specialist, Baby Massage & Yoga teacher and Mother
As a mother of two, Becky has personally lived through the difficulties of colic. She knows the frustration, exhaustion, and overwhelming feelings which come when dealing with a colicky baby. As a former solicitor, when her newborn son arrived and presented with colic symptoms, she felt powerless and totally helpless.
It was for this reason Becky drastically changed her career and trained as an accredited colic specialist. Over the five years that she has worked as a mum and baby wellness practitioner, she has worked with over 1000 families. Through Colic SOS, she offers one-to-one expert consultancy and developed her own process to help parents get to the bottom of their baby’s colic. Designed to not only help establish a baby’s root cause but also support and guide families through this difficult journey with her knowledge, expertise and care.
Rebecca has worked tirelessly to create a C is both informative and problem solving.
Susan Wallace – Yoga Teacher, Wife & Mother
Susan Wallace specialises in Infant Sleep, Potty Training, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga. She is a mum of 2 under 2. She has over 2 decades experience working with children and families. She was a Social Worker for over 10 years, including the role as Team Manager. She has also worked as a nanny, and in day nurseries. Her volunteer work has included working with socially disadvantaged children in England, The Philippines and Mexico.
Susan also runs evidence-based training courses in Family Centred Infant Sleep (for those wishing to become Sleep Consultants), Baby Massage and Baby Yoga (to become instructors). Previously she facilitated training in Child Protection and Life Story.Susan believes in offering Family-Centred support and evidence based practice.
FIONA BIRD – Kennel Club Accredited Dog Trainer, Wife and Mother
Meet Fiona! She has a passion for pooches like no other. Her Barkers and Babies class will guide you in the right direction for a smooth introduction between your new arrival and your favourite furry friend.
Fiona Bird has been training dogs for many years and teaches weekly classes and home one to ones helping clients with bespoke training for their ‘fur babies’
Fiona has two dogs, a pretty Boxer dog called Tia who can be seen on various TV adverts, and a German Spitz called Ivy who competes in competition obedience and agility. They were very lucky to get picked for a team representing the South East to compete in the daunting environment of Crufts in 2020, gaining an individual 3rd place and a team 2nd.
Regular lessons with other trainers keep Fiona up to date on new methods and techniques in positive based reinforcement training. She looks forward to meeting you all in her talks on introducing your babies to your dogs.
ROSIE INGLEBY – Marketing & Partnerships
Rosie is Let's Talk Birth and Baby's amazing Marketing Apprentice. She joins us fresh out of school with lots of bright ideas to help us bring educational pieces, videos, posts and Tik Tok's to you all. Rosie loves exploring all things pregnancy, birth and baby and is passionate about finding new ways to bring much needed education about these topics to those that need them most.
In addition to keeping us all on the Social Media straight and narrow Rosie also helps to ensure that The Honest Midwife has a steady flow of tea heading her way. Outside of work Rosie spends most of her time with her partner Jack, loves horse riding and is a secret "sleep-a-holic!"
Rosie is also the person to speak to if you are looking to collaborate with Let’s Talk Birth and Baby or @thehonestmidwife whether that is on IG Lives, Live Speaker slots, competitions or blogging.