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Born to Parent

Muddy say: We love this innovative, flexible approach to classic ante-natal and post-natal courses – you tell Born To Parent what you need and they’ll do it!

Born to Parent has created an amazing approach to the classic ante-natal course – putting you in charge. You tell them what you want and they’ll do it, with courses covering all the traditional elements while focusing on the areas you’re interested in. No time wasted on things that aren’t relevant here!
Emily Rittner and Georgie Bateman run ante-natal courses across most of the south of England (they will travel anywhere anytime to deliver their courses!) as well as post-natal courses covering everything from how to employ help, weaning, sibling rivalry and other parenting support. What we love about them is how they are happy to do more than one course in a day – you get a group of Mums together and they can deliver as many courses as you like (well, within reason) so you don’t have to keep coming back.
Ready for the details? Their fab Ante-Natal Express course covers everything you would expect to learn in a classic ante-natal course but is delivered over two days in the comfort of Emily’s home.  The course includes lunch and refreshments and partners are welcome to attend, dates include 21-22 March and 19-20 September 2019.
The Post-Natal Express covers breastfeeding, the practicalities of a new baby, implementing healthy sleep routines, returning to work and finding childcare. It also takes place in Emily’s home and is taught by both Emily and Georgie. Dates include 9-10 May and 7-8 November 2019.
Each two day course costs £275 per couple; but NEW FOR 2019 and EXCLUSIVE TO MUDDY READERS, The Essential Express Package: if you book both courses at the same time you will benefit from a 20% discount. Book here now!

Can’t make these dates? This duo pride themselves on their flexibility and love creating bespoke courses, so do contact them as they can either come to you, or they have designated teaching spaces across the south of England.


Got an older baby? Just when you think you’ve got it sorted, your baby becomes a toddler and life throws you a curve ball!  Teething, potty training, sibling rivalry and more – all these are a normal part of your child’s development, but with a bit of forward planning they need not de-rail your lives.  Born To Parent have experts who can help with any aspect of your child’s development. Good job, too!


Emily trained with the NCT but has chosen to deliver courses under the Born To Parent banner so that she can give parents all the information they need, without judgement or agenda, and then support them in the informed decisions they make. Her background includes midwifery, maternity nursing, nannying and working as a doula, so she is uniquely placed to advise on labour, birth and post-natal care.

Georgie previously managed Night Nannies in the south of England for nearly 20 years, training the night nannies and maternity nurses in sleep development and delivering courses and workshops to parents on a variety of subjects, drawing on her experience and contacts in the industry.


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