The Birth Network – East Kent

Forthcoming Events in East Kent

Our monthly Canterbury Pregnancy Open Evenings have been running on the third Wednesday evening of every month since May 2018.  The event is free and booking in advance is recommended.

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Our next event is on:
Wednesday 18 Sept 2019, 6:30-8:30pm at St John’s Primary School Hall, Canterbury CT1 2AE.
Please use Duck Lane entrance. Nearest car park: St Radigunds CT1 2AA

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Come along to get information and support from our team of local bump, birth and baby experts. It’s completely free! There will be workshops, tasters and talks. PLUS visit our ‘Ask A Midwife’ table where you can meet our resident Independent Midwife who is available to answer your questions.

The first 20 mamas through the door get a lovely goody bag. And there are raffle prizes. 

CLICK HERE to reserve your space.  You must arrive no later than 6:45 to claim your space and your free goody bag full of lovely things for women who are trying to conceive, pregnant or new mamas.

Share the love!  Click here to download our poster, then share, print, post it far and wide for all to see. Come along and bring a friend or two!  🙂

September Theme, Talks and Workshops:


The Canterbury Pregnancy Open Evening is always held on the third Wednesday evening of the month, every month, 6:30-8:30pm

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Forthcoming dates are:

  • 16 October 2019
  • 20 November 2019
  • 18 December 2019

Talks change each month, so visit this page for updates each month, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Forthcoming talks & tasters include:

  • Massage for Pregnancy and Birth – Sarah Yarwood, Dandelion Doula
  • Babywearing and your newborn – Soshanna Hayhoe, Wear My Baby Canterbury
  • Breastfeeding an older child – Hannah Croft, Lactation Consultant
  • Life After Birth: off to a good start – Birth Network East Kent Team
  • Understanding baby wearing – East Kent Sling Library Team
  • What is ‘the fourth trimester’?
  • Nutrition for you and your baby

Are you a Practitioner, Business or Organisation in the East Kent area that supports women/couples/parents:
– who are trying to conceive,
– who are pregnant,
– during birth, and/or
– during the postnatal period?

If you wish to participate in our monthly Pregnancy Open Evenings in Canterbury, you may apply to book a space via this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/WoI0Uea9Kn71csMf1

We also run a monthly Birth Network Professionals Group in Canterbury.  Please email us on hello@birthnetwork.org.uk for details.


Our previous Workshops, Tasters and Talks have included:

  • Real-life Breastfeeding Experiences – discussion forum
  • Infant Feeding Q&A led by Hannah Croft and Emma Rosen
  • Bump painting with Simona Rad from S Art Canterbury
  • A Father’s Role for Birth – Roz Macklin, Doula
  • How Dads Can Support Breastfeeding – Hannah Croft, Lactation Consultant
  • Massage for Labour: tools for Dads – Gina Potts, ZenBirth UK
  • You and Your Pelvic Floor – Regina Goode, Tracey Miles Physiotherapy
  • The Benefits of Babywearing – Soshanna Hayhoe, Wear my Baby Canterbury
  • Breastfeeding: off to good start – Hannah Croft, IBCLC
  • What does a doula do? Roz Macklin, Doula
  • Safe Post-natal Exercise – Rebecca Quinn Fitness
  • Sound Healing for Pregnancy – Naomy Raven, Sacred Voice Healing Drum
  • Carniosacral Therapy for Mothers and Babies – Bruce Aitken
  • Massage for Pregnancy and Birth – Sarah Yarwood, Dandelion Doula
  • The Independent Midwife: the new ‘call the midwife’ – Kay Hardie, Kent Midwifery Practice
  • What does a doula do? – Roz Macklin, Doula
  • Mindful Breastfeeding – Hannah Croft, IBCLC
  • Feel A Fairytale sensory classes – Sarah Savill, Blue Kangaroo Baby
  • The Fouth Trimester: what is it and why is it so important? – Sophie Burch
  • Starting your Breastfeeding Journey – Hannah Croft, La Leche League
  • Emma Rosen talks about her new book MILK: a story of breastfeeding in a society that’s forgotten how
  • Communicating with your newborn – Deborah Hart, Tiny Talk Kent Downs
  • Supporting Mental health in pregnancy – Caroline Aby – Caroline’s Talking Therapies
  • Hypnobirthing Tools: Breathing and Massage – Gina Potts, ZenBirth UK
  • Babywearing Demonstration – Soshanna Hayhoe, East Kent Slings
  • Gentle C-Section Birth Preparation – Sophie Burch
  • Nutrition for you and baby – Julie Clark Nutrition
  • Relaxation for Birth – Gina Potts, ZenBirth UK
  • The Fourth Trimester by Sophie Burch
  • The Art of Relating and Managing Transitions by Haya Klacheman
  • Baby Sensory: Brain Food for Babies by Sita Turner
  • How to have a Positive and Empowering Pregnancy by Clare Ford
  • Getting your house in order: financial planning for baby & beyond by Claire Sweet
  • M.O.T. for Mums: women’s physio health by Regina Goode
  • Starting your Breastfeeding Journey – Hannah Croft, La Leche League Kent
  • Newborn Sleep: The First 6 Weeks – Sarah Savill, Blue Kangaroo Baby

The Birth Network – East Kent

The East Kent group is our original local area Birth Network group. The East Kent local area network includes links with the following organisations and individuals:

Come and meet us in person at out next monthly Pregnancy Open Evening in Canterbury.