Founder of Lulubaby, breastfeeding consultant & babyfeeding specialist
Louisa has two energetic boys, two needy sausage dogs and a love of cake. Louisa takes some baby-feeding sessions and is there to offer feeding support and counselling after your baby has arrived, alongside practical advice on life with a baby.
Deborah started her career in advertising, going on to help build a successful events business before leaving to bring up her two sons. Deborah is in charge of operations, overseeing the bookings process as well as ensuring the smooth running of our five centres and the many classes we put on. Her background in events coupled with her impressive organisational and interpersonal skills makes her an indispensable member of the management team.
Dr Penny Law
Consultant Obstetrician at Hillingdon Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College, St Mary’s Hospital.
Penny has been an obstetrician and gynaecologist in London for 20 years. She believes that the choice of delivery and care is different for every mother and that in order to make those choices you need accurate and up to date information. She is also one of the founders of NightDoctor24, a leading out of hours GP service. She is a mother of one, born while a medical student at The Royal London Hospital. She makes regular appearances on radio and TV, including a recent One Born Every Minute special programme on obesity in pregnancy. She has written a comprehensive guide to pregnancy ‘Expecting a Baby?’ which is now available to buy on Amazon.
Amanda is an infant massage instructor as well as an experienced antenatal teacher. Amanda is responsible for our popular Fulham courses and loves getting to know the pregnant couples who attend. She also enjoys running informal baby massage sessions and aims to provide an environment where mums can meet, chat and have special 1:1 time with their baby. She is a mother of five, which includes two sets of twins! She runs our bespoke workshops for twins and multiples, being more than experienced herself!
Therese Solon Dip HE – AN Education, Cert. BF Support- Advanced Level
Antenatal Teacher and Breastfeeding Specialist
Therese has been teaching antenatal classes for over 10 years and gives breastfeeding support on a regular basis at St Thomas’ hospital. She feels passionate about supporting mums and dads-to be during this very special time, both on a practical and emotional side. Therese is responsible for the Wandsworth/Clapham Lulubaby courses for first time parents. In addition, she runs the Lulu-2nd-Baby courses for mums about to have their second child. Being a mother of four children she has lots of personal experience! Her eldest child was born in hospital and the other three at home.
Beth Graham BA PgCert RM IBCLC
Midwife & Lactation Consultant
Beth has been delivering babies and helping families since 1990 and qualified as a lactation consultant in 2005. She has worked in hospitals, in the community and as an independent midwife. She ran the infant feeding team at the Portland Hospital for 2.5 years. She now teaches antenatal classes and works with new mothers helping them gain confidence in feeding and caring for their babies. She has 2 children whom she exclusively breastfed but experienced many challenges on the way!
Victoria Cochrane BSc
Supervisor of Midwives, Lulubaby Head Midwife
As an experienced midwife, Victoria has worked in all areas of midwifery in several busy London teaching hospitals. She now currently works as a practice development midwife and a project midwife. She decided it was time to undertake the practical aspect of midwifery in 2009 by having a baby of her own and now has a girl and two boys who were all born at home. She feels incredibly passionate about supporting women to be as prepared as possible for the labour and birth of their baby and is happy to support women who may have additional needs.
Clare Church BA Hons, BSc Hons
Clare is a registered midwife and nurse. She has worked at St Thomas’ hospital since 2002 gaining a wide experience in all areas of midwifery. Her current role is as a community midwife and she has a passion for ensuring that pregnant women are as well informed as possible to enable them to have the most positive experience they can during pregnancy and birth. Clare has three children of her own and each pregnancy gave her an entirely different experience of birth.
Alison Meinel Bsc PgDip
Alison qualified as a midwife from St. Mary’s Hospital in 1999. She has worked in a variety of settings providing midwifery support to women during pregnancy, labour, birth and into motherhood. Alison passionately believes that women and their birth partners are encouraged to explore the possibilities and complexities that pregnancy and birth bring. She is currently practising as a midwife in a community setting where she also leads antenatal, baby massage classes and breastfeeding support groups. Alison has two daughters both born following complicated pregnancies.
Miss Louise M Page MBBS MSc MRCOGConsultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at West Middlesex University Hospital
Louise has a special interest in pregnancy in women with underlying medical conditions. She aims to support women with their choices for labour and delivery and promotes normality wherever possible. She has an academic interest in Patient Safety working to create safe systems of care within maternity services.
Miss Nicola Lack MBBS MSc MRCOGConsultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Nikki Lack is a Consultant Obstetrician at UCLH & will start practising at the Portland later this year. Nikki has been practising obstetrics for over 15 years and has a special interest in medical disorders and diabetes in pregnancy. She is passionate about the whole birth experience and runs a birth reflections clinic at UCLH. Currently Nikki is on maternity leave having had a little boy of her own last year.
Dr Polly Hughes BSc MBChB MD MRCOG
Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s Hospital
Polly has a special interest in childbirth injury and the birth experience. She is passionate about multidisciplinary teaching, in particular using simulation in the clinical environment to focus on improving patient safety, the parent’s experience and team working within maternity services. She is a mother of two girls who seem to be growing up far too quickly!
Lucinda Sweeney MBChB, MA, MSc, MRCPCH
Lucinda has worked in many large London hospitals including, most recently, a busy paediatric A&E department. She has two little boys who keep her on her toes! Lucinda will take you through newborn behaviour – what’s normal and what’s not – and will cover basic first aid.
Dr Tatiana Hyde BSc MBChB MRCPCH MSc
Tats qualified in 2004 and has been working as a paediatrician in busy London Hospitals including St George’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital since 2005. She is a mother of two, a boy and a girl, and will share her expertise and knowledge regarding newborns and those early days.
Dr Sarita Depani BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCPCH, MSc
Sarita qualified in 2004 and has 8 years experience as a paediatrician working in a number of London hospitals including St George’s Hospital, Kings College Hospital and the Royal Marsden. She is currently working at University College Hospital London. She has a eight month old daughter and so understands the pleasures and pressures of being a new parent. She hopes to help parents feel more confident looking after their baby and dealing with common new-born issues.
Dr Jess White MBChB Hons BSc MRCGP DCH DFSRH
Jess is a GP in Fulham, she trained and worked in Bristol before moving to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where she worked in the Paediatrics, Obstetric and Gynaecology departments. She has a special interest in women’s health. She has twins (boy/girl) who keep her very busy when she’s not at work!
Dr Tamsin Hayward MBChB MRCGP MRCP DRCOG DFSRH BSc
Tamsin is a local GP in Fulham with more than 10 years of medical experience. She worked in a wide range of medical & surgical specialities including obstetrics and paediatrics prior to becoming a GP. Tamsin has been working as a GP at the busy Ashville Surgery, Parsons Green since 2010 where she sees an abundance of pregnant ladies, new mums and their babies. In addition to her GP work, she also practices cosmetic medicine and is a mother to two boys.
Dr Shalini Angunawala MBBS, MRCGP
Shalini currently divides her time between two practices, the Portland Road Practice & Half Penny Steps Health Centre. She particularly enjoys her work in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and, as a female GP, sees a large proportion of pregnant women and mothers with their babies and children. For her downtime, she loves making the most of the London parks, seeing friends, dancing, reading and playing the piano (when she can find the time!)
Dr Rebecca Goldschmidt BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH
Rebecca is a local GP in Chelsea and has two small children. She qualified ten years ago from Guys and St Thomas’s and has worked in a broad range of specialities in the UK and Australia. She has a special interest in Paediatrics, Women’s Health and Mental Health all of which she sees regularly in General Practice. Her experience as a GP and as a mother of young children is a useful resource!
Dr Emma Potter BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH
Emma is a GP in Chelsea who has worked in a wide range of medical and surgical specialities including Gynaecology, Sexual & Reproductive health and Paediatric A&E. She has a young daughter and is expecting her second so has recent experience of pregnancy and those early newborn days. As a female GP and mother a large majority of her work is seeing expectant mothers and young children.
Oliver Seyfried MBBS FCCA
Oliver qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1999 and has been practicing anaesthesia since 2002. He is a consultant at St. George’s Hospital in anaesthesia and pain medicine and has an interest in obstetric and vascular anaesthesia. Oliver has performed thousands of spinals/epidurals. He has worked on the neonatal intensive care at The Royal London Hospital and undertaken higher training in paediatric anaesthesia. He is also a father of three children and has been on both sides of the medical curtain.
Dr John Schutzer-Weissmann FRCA
Anaesthetist, Imperial School of Anaesthesia
John is passionate about obstetric anaesthetic care. He believes that women should have clear information to guide them in decisions about pain relief in labour. Moreover, having provided anaesthesia for hundreds of operative deliveries, he knows how fraught these can be for both the mother, her partner and other loved ones. Knowing what to expect is vital and can help reduce stress and anxiety for all concerned.
Dr Con Papageorgiou MB.ChB FRCA
Con is an experienced Obstetric Anaesthesia Consultant, passionate about delivering safe, patient-focused care. After graduating from Bristol University in 1999, he has worked in a number of hospitals. including tertiary obstetric units in the UK and Australia, gaining considerable experience before settling on a permanent consultant role at Hillingdon Hospital. Here, he has led innovation in epidural delivery protocols as well as developing an enhanced recovery programme enabling women to recover quicker following caesarean section.
Con is a strong advocate for the need for women and their partners to better understand the role Anaesthetics can play in creating a positive and safe birthing experience and is excited to be part of the Lulubaby team.
Cathy Sage, BA (Hons), MSc, Dip HE Antenatal Education
Baby Feeding Consultant
Cathy loves working with new parents and has been teaching antenatal classes for ten years. She specialises in breastfeeding, and offers consultations with mums at home or in hospital. Cathy believes in providing impartial, practical feeding support which is tailored to you and your baby. This applies whether you wish to exclusively breastfeed, mixed feed, or bottle-feed. She has led feeding workshops for over a thousand women, volunteers weekly as an infant feeding supporter at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and has experienced the highs and lows of breastfeeding her own two children.
Outside of work, Cathy has a passion for hill walking and independent travel. She practices yoga twice a week, but she still cannot do a headstand.
Clare Bamping BSc MCSP
Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Clare works at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital providing care for women during and after pregnancy. She is passionate about pregnancy and birth, and loves supporting women during this time in their lives. She is an affiliate member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists (POGP).
Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Hannah qualified in 2004 and specialises in Women’s Health. She has worked in busy London hospitals including Chelsea and Westminster and currently works at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital and the Women’s Wellness Centre, Chelsea. Hannah recognises the role of physiotherapy in preparing for childbirth and during the recovery period. She inspires women to take an active role with practical tips and lifestyle changes. She is a fully qualified Pilates instructor, and has specialised experience of antenatal and postnatal Pilates
Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist
Practicing with Six Physio at both their Parsons Green and Kensington clinics, Sinéad specialises in looking after women during and after pregnancy. She passionately believes that women do not need to suffer in silence and that any aches and pains associated with pregnancy and the postnatal period, or discomfort due to bladder weakness or pelvic floor pain should not be something that we should put up with at any stage in life! She has been awarded full membership of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists (POGP) and is a certified Clinical Pilates Instructor. She loves helping women to keep active through their pregnancy, prepare for the birth of their baby and safely recover & return to exercise
Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist
Jenny Constable is a specialist women's health physiotherapist practising with Six Physio at their Fitzrovia clinic. Jenny qualified in 2004 and has previously worked at St Mary's, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea hospital. Jenny is very passionate about her work; her aim is to improve women's experiences during pregnancy, birth and postnatally by improving their pelvic floor function to help prevent and treat any bladder or bowel problems. Jenny has a caring and kind nature and is always willing to give time to pregnant women to listen and help with any concerns. Jenny can also help to reduce any aches and pains and help women get back to fitness after birth. She is kept busy by her two daughters Abigail and Maddie as well as some lively horses.
Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Currently Lucia works at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Women’s Wellness Centre, Chelsea. She is passionate about birth and aims to give as much information to help you take care of your body pre and post birth. Lucia is the physiotherapy representative on the Maternity and Newborn Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine and is a full member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health (ACPWH).
Breastfeeding Specialist, OCN Maternity Practitioner, La Leche League Breastfeeding Peer Councillor
Jane has been working for many years as a Breastfeeding Supporter at Chelsea and Westminster hospital on the post-natal and neo-natal intensive care wards. She specialises in breastfeeding and has a particular interest in supporting parents during the early post-natal days and weeks. She also offers home consultations. She is a firm believer that, with support and advice, successful breastfeeding is achievable for almost anyone that wants to do it but is mindful that there is not a one way-fits-all rule. She has three children, one of whom was born at 27 weeks and is now a strapping teenager!
Kate Delmar-Morgan BSc Hons NT, Dip Raw NT, mBANT
Kate is passionate about empowering people to improve their health through good nutrition and particularly loves working with our pregnant and post-natal mums. She also takes a special interest in children with behavioural disorders and how diet may be used to help alleviate symptoms.
Mary van der Westhuizen BCNH Dip N&H
Mary has a special interest in health during pregnancy and for post-natal mothers. As a mother of three young girls Mary has a realistic approach to diet and lifestyle: she knows how difficult it can be when you are sleep deprived and all you want to do is reach for the sugar high that comes from chocolate! She returned to work in the City after each maternity leave so can also offer advice on planning and preparation that may be needed if you are thinking of going back to work after the birth of your little one.
Becky Larkin Dip CNM mBANT
Becky is a fully qualified registered Nutritional Therapist. She firmly believes in equipping people with the tools and knowledge to make their own diet and lifestyle choices. Her suggestions strive to be realistic and honest without costing a fortune and to find safe and natural ways to optimise your health and the health of your family. As a mother to three young children, Becky has a special interest in pre and post natal health and childhood health. She is particularly focused on the health of a new mother both physically and mentally.
Sandra is our sleep consultant and is the owner of Northcote Baby. She teaches baby massage and baby yoga classes in South West London. She also works with families to help with any issues they may be experiencing with their baby or toddler's sleep, offering sleep consultations and workshops. We are delighted she is part of the Lulubaby team running our sleep workshops. In addition she had two gorgeous little boys who help to keep her on her toes!
Play Therapist and Parent Educator
Tessa has had over 30 years’ experience working with children, firstly at Dr Barnado’s, and then at The Zebedee Nursery School which she founded in 1982. She is a qualified Play Therapist and Parent Educator with the Circle of Security Parenting programme. Tessa teaches our popular ‘Understanding your Toddler’ sessions and has three children of her own.