Whether you are a young mum, older mum, bottle feeding, breast feeding, bed sharing or not we are non judgemental and aim to make you feel great about whatever choices you make. We do this along side giving you evidenced based , up to date information and advice which can help guide and allow you to make informed choices about all aspects of parenting
Louise believes ALL babies and families deserve the very best care therefore offers a free service to anyone financially struggling. If you meet the threshold for Healthy Start vouchers then please get in touch so we can offer helpful support for you and your little one.
Antenatal courses covering everything from pregnancy, birth & beyond
Ensuring you feel Relaxed, Confident & Prepared
This Midwife AND Health Visitor Led Antenatal Course consists of 3 two hour evening sessions.
Typically covering Relaxation Techniques to enable you to experience deep relaxation (hypno-birthing),Natural Birth and Labour, Preparation for home or hospital birth, Birth-Partner’s Role, Common Interventions, Higher Risk Birth, Induction of Labour, Postnatal Skills, Bringing Baby Home-what to expect, Practical Hints & Tips, Feeding, Sleep, Emotions, Bathing, Skin to Skin, Baby Carrying, Brain Development and so much more!
Our classes are really welcoming and friendly. They will help answer your questions, share evidence-based information and kickstart friendships.
We know how much you value having a group of like-minded locals to share your parenting journey with so we set up a WhatsApp group to help these friendships flourish and we will stay in the group to ensure you have your circle of Better Start Baby Club teachers at your disposal.
We will help you feel calm, confident and capable through birth and beyond!
Our new bigger venue has the same magical vibe and is just as cosy and welcoming which is just what you need when making new friends.
HYGGE, if you will!
Face to Face
Course dates are open to anyone one from 25 weeks onwards just book online via Paypal and you will receive a confirmation email
The course is 6 hours long broken down into 3 x 2 hour classes
The course runs on the first 3 Monday evenings of every month from 7.30pm until 9.30pm
Some more reasons to join our club!
You will receive a FREE ticket to one of our fabulous Baby Events so you can meet up with your new ante-natal friends once your babies are here. Such an amazing way to stay in touch and also have a Health Visitor review of your baby!
Our famous Better Start Baby Club Cake, by Louise is freshly baked for every class!
Soft drinks, teas & coffees also provided
Meet your team
Louise Bell (BA (Hons), BSC (Hons), Health Visiting Post Grad. Diploma (Distinction), Specialist Community Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse)
My goal with Better Start Baby Club is to connect parents-to-be and give them the best possible start in birth and parenting. My aim is to provide a circle of the most passionate, nurturing and caring professionals needed to have the best possible birth and parenting experience.
We don‘t leave you once you’ve had the baby. You can choose what team of specialists you would like by your side. Here at Better Start Baby Club we are all about choice. We want you to know we can help and that we only work with THE best in the business so you are always in safe hands
We also lay on the fun! We run fantastic baby events which we know you will love and give you the chance to meet up with the friends you met through your antenatal classes with us
I’m so excited about the future of Better Start Baby Club and what it can provide for you. Thanks to all of you who’ve supported us so far. It’s exciting times for us here, and I can’t wait to see what the next few years will hold!
Midwife, Reflexologist, Antenatal Teacher
Suzy has worked as a Midwife and Reflexologist for almost 25 years. She shares Better Start Baby Club’s strong belief that information should be up-to-date and evidenced based. She regularly updates her Facebook page, Hand in Hand Midwifery, with interesting articles relevant to you.
She loves working with expectant families and feels strongly that birth partners should feel involved.
Suzy is so warm & friendly and always up for a giggle. Here’s what one client had to say about her,
"Suzy is brilliant and has helped my partner and I feel more prepared for the arrival of our little one, especially as we are first time parents. She goes through every little detail with you and puts you completely at ease. She can help with any queries and troubles that you have and we would highly recommend her. Thank you so much Suzy x"
Katrina Keeling (KK)
"I’m Katrina, (you can call me KK) and I specialise in helping women get healthier, happier, fitter and stronger for whatever life throws at us. My focus is supporting ladies as we adjust to the big changes in our lives and our bodies; having babies, raising children and as we journey through life. A Wimborne Mum of two, I qualified as a Personal Trainer in my 40s. My approach focuses on what matters, building confidence in your choices around fitness and diet and making small healthy changes that will last you a lifetime. I run Buggybeat outdoor fitness classes all year round and work as a personal trainer privately and at WOW Ladies Fitness in Wimborne"
“Thank you Louise, we really enjoyed it, and got loads out of it too”
(Leanne and Will)
“A really great class during these uncertain times. Very informative and friendly! Would recommend to any new parents to be”
(Agatha and Ben)
“An informative, relaxed class! Would highly recommend, thanks Louise”
(Sarah and Matt)
“Thank you so much again for tonight; a thoroughly enjoyable and informative session”
(Jodie and Joe)
“Thank you so much Louise, was a great class. Sam and I have a mental to do list of things we need to sort before the birth”
(Emily and Sam)
We know what makes great Maternity Leave. It’s a brand new set of friends, getting out and about and reidentifying yourself as a new mum. Its a bit like starting Uni only with a baby on your hip and minus the alcohol!
We looked into what is currently on offer for new mums to-be in and around Dorset and found it was all a bit uninspiring so we’ve set about creating our own mummy and pregnancy friendly events. Like Uni, you get the chance to attend our ‘Freshers Event’ which are relaxed and friendly and chance to have a chat with like-minded new parents who are navigating the same journey of parenthood as you are!
Book on, enjoy and DONT feel guilty