Support for new mums

THREE mums from North Somerset have set up a new group for pregnant women and new mothers.

THREE mums from North Somerset have set up a new group for pregnant women and new mothers.

The three friends already run a successful New Mums club in Bristol but wanted to set up a group to support new mothers and mums-to-be in their neighbourhoods.

New Mums Club will give people a chance to get tips on breast feeding, weaning, and local children's activities and try out therapies including antenatal and post natal reflexology and acupuncture.

Caroline Sparks, aged 35, of Backwell, said: "The NHS keeps cutting back on services, so when you're having a baby there's not much support or information on offer.

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"New mums can also feel isolated and the club aims to provide a relaxed and supportive environment for mums with young babies to come along and meet other mums."

Caroline set up the group with her friends Rachel Woolatt, from Ham Green, and Angela Jones, from Claverham.

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Caroline, Rachel and Angela, who all run their own small businesses in North Somerset, each have two children between four and one.

At each meeting there will be speakers giving talks on topics ranging from post natal depression to osteopathy for babies as well as demonstrations.

The first meeting is being held on February 1 and a practitioner will be talking about antenatal and postnatal reflexology and offering taster sessions to any interested mums.

Meetings will be held every other Friday from 10am-12noon at Flax Bourton Village Hall, Old Weston Road, at a price of £4 per session, which includes free tea and coffee and cake.

Mums will also be able to get advice on baby equipment and browse a number of stalls from businesses in the area.

For more details call Caroline on 07758 636306, Rachel on 07712 837387, Angela on 07855 515794 or visit

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