Friends of The Baby Journey

Here are our local friends who offer great products and services for pregnancy and beyond. Enjoy!

Jen Day Hypnobirthing Midwife & Reflexologist

During Jen’s workshop you will learn not only relaxation techniques, but hypnobirthing skills on how to work with your body to achieve a calm confident and positive birth.

Whether you are planning on birthing your baby in a consultant unit, birth unit, or at home the skills can be used in all births. Hypnobirthing techniques can shorten labour, reduce the need for pain relief, intervention and improve overall birth experience.

Jen is an AOR registered reflexologist and have been treating people since 2003. Jen is also a working midwife in our local NHS Trust.



Angie is a private midwife and specialist antenatal & postnatal massage therapist. She takes a holistic and individualised approach to her private midwifery care and massage therapies.

All antenatal and postnatal midwifery appointments will be undertaken in the comfort of your own home, to suit your needs. Massages therapies are undertaken at our beautiful therapy room in Cheltenham on a luxury Hydrotherm system, a state of the art system that is safe and supportive for massage during pregnancy.

Peace of Mind Massage & Reflexology

Pippa is a certified massage therapist & aromatherapist with over 20 years experience in pregnancy treatments. Pippa uses specialist cushions that allow a mum-to-be to lie on her front for the whole treatment. This provides instant relief in all areas of compression such as the lower back, knees, hips, upper back & shoulders. The cushions support the weight of the baby from every angle unlike many pregnancy massage couches. Pippa also offers pregnancy reflexology and Indian Head Massages. Each treatment is bespoke and tailored to suit each individual. Deep tissue massage, Facial Rejuvenation  & Reiki are all offered as postnatal treatments.

Firefly Fitness & Buggyfit

Cheltenham based Fitness Coach and PT Sophie. Firefly is all about Real bodies, Real goals, Real lives.

Buggyfit is post natal fitness class designed for mums who want to exercise with the reassurance of knowing they’re doing so safely.  And with the extra benefit of not needing to find childcare!

Alice Morgan Pilates

Pilates instructor
Pre/Postnatal specialist
Online Pre and Postnatal Pilates Programme

LotusBud Yoga

LotusBud is such a special place to come in pregnancy! Ann provides a safe, calm and soothing space for women.

Small and bespoke, Lotusbud Yoga classes are supportive, friendly and suitable for all expectant mothers from 14 weeks, right up to and including birth preparation, regardless of how you plan to birth your baby.

“A little haven of relaxation and stability during what can be a very stressful time of change.” Dot

Joan’s Wellness Zone

Join Joan for a safe return to activity and exercise post pregnancy and birth.  Pelvic floor and diastasis healing specialist.


Hello there, I’m Lara Dodds, your go-to Cheltenham personal trainer and the heart behind Tekk:Fitt. Armed with a BSc (Hons) in Strength & Conditioning Science, my mission is to craft bespoke fitness plans in Cheltenham that cater to your unique fitness journey.
Operating out of a private studio allowing sessions to be personalised to you, as well as flexibility to bring the little one along.

Mummy Fit with Kate

Mummy Fit supports the confidence and the feeling of wellbeing that the right exercise and nutrition can give to you. Kate has been through pregnancy and the new Mum stage and knows how it feels when all you want is for someone to give you some energy and tell you that you are doing a good job and look great. Motherhood seems so much easier when you feel great and you have a support network around you to help you through the highs and lows.

Online sessions and face to face available.

Emma Attwood Photography

When it comes to your family and to your most precious memories, you don’t want to compromise. Whether you are looking for a photographer to capture your bump, to carefully pose your newborn baby, celebrate a first birthday or create portraits for your family, when you choose Emma Attwood Photography you choose the highest level of personal, bespoke and professional service.

Little Bunnies Sleep Consultant

Amy is a Cheltenham-based infant sleep specialist and a mum to two little girls herself.  If you’re worried about sleepless nights, or simply want to learn the best ways to support your baby’s sleep in their first few months, Amy can help.  She specialises in very gentle sleep techniques, helping parents understand how to safely and gradually build their baby’s sleep skills.


Sleep is so crucial to our baby’s development and to our own well-being too.  Join a small group workshop or book a personalised session with Amy to learn what to expect from newborn sleep, how to set good sleep foundations for the future and how to avoid common pitfalls for newborn parents.

Tumble Tots

Designed to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment.

Mini First Aid

Mini First Aid Gloucestershire provide Award Winning Baby & Child First Aid Classes,  designed especially for expectant parents, parents, grandparents and carers of babies and children.

Little Notes

Thousands of children across the UK have fallen in love with music at Little Notes. In weekly music sessions delivered by a professional musician, they have opened their eyes and ears to the joy of live music.

Blending awesome instruments, groovy new songs and superb classics, Little Notes sessions become 40 magical minutes in your busy week. Opening in a circle, full of similar-aged children, we sing, play, listen, explore and dance.

Elin Tots

Baby Massage. Music & Movement. Dance. Fun, friendly child-led classes led by an Early Years Professional. A wide variety of sessions to suit babies and toddlers of all ages from baby massage to ballet babies.

Puddle Ducks Swimming

Teaching independent swimming from birth: That’s the Puddle Ducks difference.

Turtle Tots Swim School

Turtle Tots are incredibly proud to run our swim school in a baby-led approach and all our teacher training is based on the very latest research on infant brain development. Our ethos is gentle, non-pressured and we take everything completely at your baby’s own pace. You’ll find our classes a place to relax and enjoy time with your little one, lessons are highly sensory and an amazing experience to have together!

Cheltenham Rocks

Our guides include regular what’s on round-ups of things to do in Cheltenham with families plus relevant news and offers for Cheltenham families. You can search for places to go for a specific age group or location.

You’ll also find articles from local parents who have written about their favourite things to do with the kids in Cheltenham, and reviewed some of Cheltenham’s well-known (and less well-known!) activities.

The Motherhood Society

A community for those who are more than mothers. Women, sisters, raising the future. We host events for women, with a focus on self-care and community. It takes a village to raise a child – come and find your village!

Maternity Services at Gloucestershire Hospitals

Check out the local NHS Trust Maternity services web page to view virtual tours, find contact numbers, how to find the different locations, read a whole catalogue of patient information leaflets and lots lots more!

Gloucestershire Maternity & Neonatal Voices Partnership

The role of the Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership is to gather and understand feedback and experiences from women, birthing people and their families who are currently or have recently used maternity, neonatal and health visiting services in Gloucestershire.

We do this through surveys, community engagement sessions, hosting interactive sessions on social media and holding focus groups. Our team attends workstream meetings and the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) board meetings to feed back the experiences we hear about.

The MNVP is independent of the NHS, but aims to work closely and in partnership with services to help inform, challenge, bring about positive change and celebrate good practice.

Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Support Network (GBSN)

The Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters’ Network (GBSN) is a charity “owned” and run by peer supporters.  We provide information, encouragement and support to families at any stage of their breastfeeding journey, from pregnancy through any challenges, to weaning from the breast and beyond.  Every week we run seven groups across the county.  There is a qualified breastfeeding counsellor at every group, as well as plenty of tea and cake and toys for the little ones.  Our groups are very social and there are always plenty of other mums around to talk to about your parenting experiences.

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of sudden infant death.

Our safer sleep advice gives simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is commonly known as cot death. It can give you the peace of mind to enjoy this special time.

Our advice is based on strong scientific evidence and should be followed for all sleep periods, not just at night.