Welcome to Peapodbaby and thank you for visiting!
Peapodbaby services are delivered by Pam McKenzie and Jane Forbes who both have a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills gained from long careers in nursing and midwifery, supporting families and caring for babies, children and parents.
Pam worked for many years as a Paediatric Nurse before becoming a HealthVisitor then a Child Protection Nurse Advisor within Children’s Services. Pam holds the Baby Signing Teacher Qualification from Touch Learn International, is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) and has trained as a Baby Yoga instructor with ToBaby&Beyond.
Jane has a background as a registered Nurse and Midwife and previously worked as a Specialist Midwife, Supervisor of midwives and a Child Protection Nurse Advisor within Children’s Services. Jane is a qualified Reiki practitioner and is trained in Holistic Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Aromatherapy. She is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) trained with the IAIM, a qualified Babywearing Consultant (School of Babywearing UK) and has trained as a Baby Yoga instructor with ToBaby&Beyond
Peapodbaby services are fully insured and Pam and Jane both have enhanced disclosure.
Getting things right
With over 70 years experience between them Pam and Jane recognise the benefits of getting things right as early as possible for parents, future parents and babies, especially in relation to good attachment. It’s no surprise they are passionate about the benefits of positive touch, sensory development, early interaction and communication As parents themselves, they understand the importance of supporting new and expectant parents. Both Pam and Jane believe being a parent is one of the most important jobs that there is!
Antenatal classes / massage
Supporting expectant parents by offering a positive and flexible preparation for parenthood course is a key service offered. The course incorporates practical skills, addresses changing roles, examines the physical and emotional impact of becoming a parent, considers baby development and much much more!
Through the provision of complementary pregnancy therapies Peapodbaby aims to provide nurturing touch to reduce stress, aid wellbeing and to give expecting and new mums a cared-for experience.
Peapodbaby babywearing consultations provide an introduction to the benefits and practicalities of carrying your baby. In addition, the baby massage ,our “happy baby” classes, baby signing classes and our Rhythm & Rhyme classes are fun and stimulating ways enhance the special bond between you and your baby and have been shown to increase growth and development as well as creating a lovely feeling of wellbeing.
It really is worth giving it a try!
Both Pam and Jane would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about any of the courses/therapies – please get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you!