"Annie carried out a paediatric first aid course in the comfort of our own home. My husband as well as other members of family were in attendance along with my pregnant niece from the USA! We found the course very informative, and it was very reassuring to gain more knowledge from a qualified healthcare professional. The practical demonstrations were excellent, I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to improve their first aid knowledge."
Philippa Seed - 09.07.18
"I joined Annie’s aqua natal classes in the middle of my second trimester and thoroughly enjoyed them, they were fun, energetic and also gave me a chance to meet and chat to other mums over lunch afterwards. Since having my baby, we’ve just finished Annie’s baby massage classes and we absolutely loved them!! They were calm, full of massage techniques to help soothe my baby and we both left feeling relaxed. Annie is extremely knowledgeable, caring and really helps build lovely friendships between mummies. Thank you for all of your help so far... I’ll be joining your first aid course with hubby soon!!"
Hayley Elizabeth - 12.06.18
"More than happy to recommend Blooming Babies. I've been to three of Annie's classes (aquanatal, antenatal and baby massage) and have really enjoyed all three. I've met some great people and learnt useful skills, and as a result have found pregnancy, labour and having a new baby easier and more enjoyable because of the support the classes have given me.
It is testimony to how lovely Annie is that most people go to more than one of her classes! She can't get rid of us! Hehe x."
Fiona Phimister - 01.09.17
"I went to Blooming babies aquanatal and it was fantastic I really enjoyed it. It was fun and good exercise whilst being pregnant. I have just started Annie's baby massage and the first class was lots of fun, I can't wait for the rest of the course!
Looking forward to having a relaxed baby again next week �. I would recommend blooming babies to anyone looking for classes to do both whilst pregnant and once your baby is born."
Kate Dutton - 12.08.17
"Thanks so much for the wonderful baby first aid course. It was so nice to be able to do it with my friends in one of our houses and made for a really relaxed atmosphere. It was such a useful session that left us feeling a lot more prepared - thank you Annie! Lana x."
Lana Northey - 21.07.17
"I have attended 3 of Annie's different classes; Aquanatal, birth preparation and Baby Massage and they have all been fantastic. Because Annie is a practising Midwife you know you are receiving accurate and upto date information that is none biased and truful. I loved her Aquanatal sessions throughout my pregnancy and you get to meet lots of other lovely pregnant ladies too. Annie is a really great teacher, she's approachable and delivers information in a way that isn't too over whelming. I have just finished my final baby massage session and have really enjoyed that time with my baby. Thank you so much for everything Annie, hopefully will see you again soon....maybe xx"
Kerrie Holmes - 30.06.17
"I started Aqua Natal at 14 weeks pregnant and have been weekly since. I have loved the classes, it is good but gentle exercise and a great place to meet new friends. I have also done Annie's paediatric first aid course, which I would highly recommend as it covered such a big range of scenarios and provided us with practical skills."
Helen Rant - 13.02.17
"My sister in law introduced me to Annie's aquanatal and I loved it! I started quite late on in my pregnancy (33 weeks) and I wish I'd have known about it earlier because a) my little one arrived at 37 wks and b) the classes were so much fun! Annie is great, totally puts you at ease and being a midwife is very reassuring and can answer any Qs you might have. Great way to meet other mummies to be and a great workout too! Highly recommend for anyone expecting!"
Victoria Bosworth - 12.01.17
"I attended Annie's aquanatal classes from quite early on in my pregnancy and thoroughly enjoyed every class. The balance of getting a good workout out and being able to meet other expectant Mums is spot on and I would really recommend the classes to anyone having a baby living in the area."
Lucie Illingworth - 20.11.16
"I've attended Annie's aquanatal classes during pregnancy and thoroughly enjoyed going I've made some fantastic new mummy friends through going each week which have formed an invaluable support network as a new mum. My husband and I also recently attended the paediatric first aid course and found the information covered invaluable we now feel much more confident should we have to deal with any first aid emergencies in the future. Annie is such a lovely person who makes you feel at ease straight away and is always happy to answer any midwife related questions."
Sarah Harrigan - 19.09.16
"I came to both Annie's aqua class and also post baby the baby massage courses. Thoroughly enjoyed both. The workouts are a great way to exercise when heavily pregnant and also an ideal opportunity to meet lots of local mums, Many of whom I meet up regularly with now. The baby massage is a fab way of bonding with baby and I even got my other half to go on the dads session which he also enjoyed! Annie is great and puts you at ease throughout. She is a fountain of knowledge being midwifery trained and is great at organising nights out too!!! Would highly recommend!!!!!"
Becky Shaw - 22.08.16
"I recently attended the paediatric first aid course and am so glad I did! Annie was brilliant in providing both information and demonstration in a clear and concise manner without using ridiculous medical terminology! I now feel I have the skills to administer the first stages of aid should it be required (hoping it never is) and what to look out for. Not only does it give me peace of mind with my son but also in the future when he has friends over! I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who hasn't done first aid before or need a refresher course. I'm looking forward to baby massage next!!"
Donna J Wallace - 25.06.16
"I have now attended the paediatric first aid and also baby massage courses. The first aid was very informative without being overly complicated and in my opinion invaluable either as a refresher or if you have never done it before.
The massage course I found so lovely and relaxing for me and my daughter. So much so that we have booked onto a second one to continue it a bit longer!
Annie makes the courses enjoyable, stress free and relaxing by making sure all needs are catered for for both parent and baby. They are also a great way to meet and socialise with other mums/mums to be/parents in the same boat as you. I fully recommend Blooming Babies and only wish I'd discovered it sooner!"
Jenn Cornes - 14.06.16
"I have done many classes and courses with Annie and all have been fantastic. I started Aqua Natal at 15 weeks pregnant and continued until the night I went into labour! I met some lovely mummy friends and Annie made each class fun and informative. Annie also did a private antenatal course at my home for me and my husband which provided us with so much advice and made me feel ready for labour and beyond. Baby Massage was a lovely relaxing class and the First Aid course provided us with the skills to cope with an emergency situation. Thanks for everything Annie! Xx"
Kathryn Marston - 26.04.16
"I have been to various classes with Annie, aqua natal, breastfeeding class, baby massage and a baby and children's first aid course. All have been excellent, Annie is really supportive and provides really informative and helpful classes. I would recommend all of these. The aqua natal was fantastic exercise when I was pregnant but also a good way to meet other expectant mothers. Ted loved the baby massage and we still regularly use it. Thanks Annie!"
Lucy Ann Simmons - 22.04.16
"Really enjoyed the antenatal couples classes, a great option for us, as having them on a weekend far easier than the alternative midweek classes others provide. The small class size enables ease of questions to be answered and great to have the sessions lead by a practicing midwife with plenty of props and practical elements. Equally lovely to meet other mums and dads to be to start our baby network! Thanks Annie looking forward to attending baby first aid and hopefully a few Aqua natal sessions"
Alex Jones - 28.03.16