Preparing Parents For Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond
Dr Chiara Hunt is a GP based at the Sloane Street Surgery, Knightsbridge. She has worked on the labour ward at St Mary’s, Paddington and Chelsea and Westminster, as well as in paediatrics. She looks after a lot of young families in the central London area and maintains a keen special interest in paediatrics and women’s health. She is the mother of two young children and lives in Notting Hill.
Marina hosts the Eight Week Antenatal Course in South Kensington. There at every class, she supports and gets to know the participants over eight weeks, supporting the professionals and providing the practical advice and skills honed as a mother. She has two children, Ludo and Iona, and in spite of tragedy, (her son Willem was stillborn in 2014) she has become motherhood’s biggest advocate. As well as teaching Bump Classes, she writes regularly various publications including The Telegraph, The Times, Baby London and Nurture Magazine about pregnancy and motherhood. She lives with her husband, the TV presenter Ben Fogle in Notting Hill.
Geraldine is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist who has been running a successful private practice in London since 2003. Geraldine’s unique approach to breastfeeding focusses primarily on the practical elements of breastfeeding, enabling mums to find breastfeeding solutions, according to their unique anatomy, physiology, delivery and lifestyle choices. Her unbiased, non-judgemental approach ensures mothers find a solution which best suits them.
Geraldine’s book, Breastfeeding Made Easy, is the first
full-colour, clearly illustrated, step-by-step breastfeeding book that illustrated how breastfeeding can be accessible, even easy, for all.
Liz is a midwife working at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, West London. She has extensive experience in all birth settings with a particular interest is in birth centre and home birth where she helps enable women to give birth naturally. She also has expert knowledge in breastfeeding and postnatal care.
Miranda Sykes is a practicing midwife at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She has worked as an antenatal, postnatal, community, case-loading and labour ward midwife, and is passionate about giving women the confidence, power and knowledge to support them to have the birth that they desire. She is passionate about her job, and last year had the pleasure of delivering one of her own godchildren!
Jess is an NHS GP based in Fulham. She has worked in
the labour ward and paediatric department at Chelsea and Westminster hospital. She sees lots of expectant mums and new born babies in her surgery. She has twins - Jake and Rosie who keep her pretty busy when she's not at work.
Jo is a midwife working at Kingston Hospital. She has experience in all areas of midwifery and currently working in the community and on the hospital labour ward. She is passionate about caring for women in all birth settings as well as helping them adjust to life with a newborn once they are home. She has two young children and lives in Surrey.
Lucy hosts the Eight Week Antenatal Course in Parson’s Green. Over the eight classes, Lucy gets to know the participants, supporting the professionals and offering practical advice on day-to-day issues experienced when adjusting to motherhood. She is also a senior Osteopath at Fulham Osteopaths and The South Kensington Club. She has a specialist interest in women’s health (antenatal and postnatal) and paediatrics and looks after many young families in South West London. She has also spent time working at Chelsea and Westminster’s labour ward.
Once a Bump Class attendee herself, she joined The Bump Class team after having seen first hands the benefits of such a compressive course while pregnant with her son Harry. She loves yoga and as if she hasn’t already got enough strings to her bow, she is also qualified as a pregnancy yoga teacher.
Jess is a midwife currently working in the Birth Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She has experience working in all areas of the hospital setting as well as the community. She is enthusiastic about promoting 'normality' in childbirth whatever the situation and thoroughly enjoys supporting parents through the birth of their baby. Jess has had the pleasure of delivering many of her friends' babies over the years!
Dr Lucy is GP at Coyne Medical, private GP practice in Parsons Green. Having been at Medical School with Chiara, Lucy has worked in the labour ward and paediatric department at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. In her practice she loves seeing mums and newborns, particularly those who she’s met previously on The bump Class. She has plenty of personal experience as a busy mum of two young girls and lives locally to her practice in Fulham.
As well as teaching The Bump Class, Camilla heads up the Women’s Health team at Six Physio across London. Having previously worked on the postnatal ward at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, she has a wealth of experience supporting and treating pregnant and postnatal women. She has a post graduate qualification in acupuncture and has trained as an APPI Pilates Instructor. She has taught at The Bump Class since the founding days, but in 2016 she experienced it from the other side while pregnant with her first child. She is mother to Sam who was born in April 2016.
Alexandra has educated (and entertained) The Bump Class from the beginning. She has a wealth of experience in Accident & Emergency, Paediatrics and Educational nursing. She is an instructor on the ALS, APLS, EPLS, ILS, PLS and GIC Courses. Alexandra has worked her way up through the dizzying heights of management but her heart has always been in clinical work so she is now working as a Sister in a leading central London Paediatric A&E. Her keen sense of humour and presence allow those who she trains and those who work with her to relax, enjoy and get the very best out of first aid training. In her free time she loves to go to the ballet (and dreams of being able to touch her toes!).
Dr Chiara Hunt, GP & Founder
Marina Fogle, Founder
Breast Feeding Specialist
Miranda Sykes, Midwife
Dr Jess White, GP
Johanna Bull, Midwife
Jess Lees, Midwife
Dr Lucy Hooper, GP
Women’s Health Physio
First Aid Trainer
Liz Noonan, Midwife
The Bump Class was started by sisters Dr Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogle.