Meet the team

 

Emma The Made up Mom

Emma is a Wife and Mum of one living in Woking, Surrey.

Emma’s Background is in retail management, makeup and beauty. However is now an accredited mindfulness practitioner and qualified in Understanding Mental health.

Emma’s passions as-well as Mental health and Beauty include Travel, Italian (Language, food, culture) Music and writing.

Thanks for joining me! Welcome to Emma the Made up Mom site, I’m so proud to announce the launch of our Mindful Motherhood course.

I became a first time mum in 2016, During early stages of pregnancy, I was told that my extreme cramping was likely to be a miscarriage, and when referred to the hospital, I was warned that it was potentially an ectopic pregnancy. I began to grieve my unborn child, even though it transpired that I was in-fact having a healthy pregnancy. Despite always wanting to be a mother, something inside of me changed and I became scared, anxious and detached with my Bump.

A cloud of anxiety, self doubt, inadequacy and exhaustion followed me around, and I soon became on first name terms with the Queen of destruction herself, ‘Post Natal Depression’. Except she told me that I was useless, and I just had to learn to be a better mum. It wasn’t until I plucked up the courage to book some online therapy that I was given a diagnosis at 8 months post partum. At my sons 12 month Health visitor review, I broke down, and was finally sent to my GP for some support. After a course of medication, Counselling, self care, and a career break – I finally felt like me again! After sharing my story on youtube, and later being featured in the daily mail online- i was inundated with messages from other mums, who had been through a similar journey to myself! I decided then, that I wanted to do everything in my power to help as many mums as possible, to break down the stigma, to raise awareness, and to offer the support that I wished that I could’ve had myself.

I brainstormed, and contacted some of my wonderful friends who made my motherhood journey slightly easier at times, being qualified professionals – and knew that I just had to have them on board when it came to the Mindful Motherhood Mission.

So here we are today, my offering to the Mums out there who might be struggling, the mums who maybe feel a bit overwhelmed at times, the mums who feel like they don’t have a bloomin’ clue as to what they’re doing, or the mums that simply fancy a bit of friendship and support from like-minded individuals.

So join us on our Mission to help spread awareness, and give Mums a chance to enjoy motherhood to its fullest!

 

Emma’s story can be found on our home page, and also in the daily mail online https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6238695/First-time-mother-PND-considered-leaving-baby-beach.html  (Although do persevere through the rather dramatic headline!)

 

Team Flexifit

Sam and Ally are a Husband and Wife team, and first time parents to a young baby girl.

Sam and Ally are qualified ,experienced Personal trainers and nutritionists who offer group classes and 1on1 sessions in and around Surrey and Hampshire.

Sam actually went to school with Emma, and later held the Mum and Baby bootcamp that Emma attended to work on her postnatal fitness.

Sam also manages a gym, and Ally is a qualified Teacher and Tutor amongst many other skills! Check out their impressive portfolio and testimonials at http://www.flexifitpt.com

 

Natalie M

Natalie is who I like to call ‘The Baby and Toddler Guru.’  Having spent time in Hospitals with Preemie babies, to volunteering with underprivileged children in India, Natalie’s experience is unquestionable. Also an ex Nursery school assistant, Natalie is now part of the Health visiting team and assists parents across the county with Breastfeeding, weaning, Toilet training, behavioural issues and much more. Natalie has a degree in 0-5years and Health and Social care.

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