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Meet your facilitators

All are qualified midwives or antenatal educators with a minimum of two years post qualification experience and a specialist interest in multiple births.

 

Sharon Famiglietti

Sharon has been an antenatal teacher since 2007 and a childcare lecturer for advanced level students on Cache nursery nurse courses.  Sharon established the multiple birth courses for Tamba and is responsible for training all teachers and ensuring the quality of provision. Providing couples with informed choice and confidence to face the journey ahead are priorities for her and she loves the excitement that multiples bring. After a roller coaster ride of fertility treatment she is happily mother to two boys and lives with her husband in Essex. Sharon teaches mainly in the London area.

Bridget Supple

Bridget has been an antenatal teacher for over 13 years with the NCT (the National Childbirth Trust) delivering preparation for birth courses all over the country. Since 2004 Bridget has worked at Birmingham Women’s Hospital running and teaching the Parent Education classes in a large specialist maternity hospital. She also writes the News for the International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, lectures on baby brain development and runs the Seeding Baby’s Microbiome page. Bridget is delighted have been teaching for TAMBA in Manchester and Birmingham for over 5 years. Bridget passionately believes that being more prepared for birth and parenthood helps make the transition easier, whether it is as new parents or adding multiples to an existing family. She is an experienced, welcoming teacher providing support and information for her clients and helping them to make the right choices for them. Bridget lives in Shropshire with her husband and four children (two boys, two girls) aged 15, 13, 10 and 8.

Charlotte Brockwell

Charlotte qualified as a midwife in 2001 and went on to work both in hospital and the community.  She has 2 girls of her own and found parenthood with all its ups and downs to be the most important and beautiful journey life can offer. She currently works as a practice nurse at a busy GP surgery in Weston-Super-Mare. In her spare time she also breeds alpacas and has a growing herd of 13 and counting! 

Lorraine Gregory

Lorraine   has   a   diploma   in   antenatal   education   from   the   University   of Bedfordshire and has been teaching NCT classes for over ten years. She was involved in setting up multiple birth courses in her local area and has been teaching Tamba courses since they first began. Lorraine finds it immensely rewarding to help new parents navigate their way through the challenges of labour, birth and early days. She lives in Loughton with her family and teaches there and in Finchley.

Julie Reynolds 

Julie is a busy mother of two living in the Croydon area of South London.  Her passion for antenatal teaching was sparked after birth of her own children, when she undertook a complete career change to pursue her dreams and gained her Diploma in Health Education from the University of Worcester.  She has since developed a special interest in twins and multiples, and particularly enjoys helping couples to explore options and gain confidence in making the decisions that are right for them around birth and early parenthood, as well as assisting with the running of the local NCT Homebirth group.  Julie teaches for TAMBA in and around South London, Croydon and Kent.

Karon Watkin 

Karon trained as a general and paediatric nurse then later did her health visiting qualification. After having her first baby, she decided to stay at home and retrain as an antenatal teacher for NCT. She went on to train as a postnatal leader too, and has been busy running antenatal and postnatal courses for many years. After being asked by a friend to be a birthing partner, she went on to attend many births as a doula and still enjoys working as a postnatal doula. Karon also volunteers for La Leche and finds supporting families with breastfeeding very rewarding. Karon lives in East London with her husband, two daughters and Tommy the cockapoo!

Nada Schiavone 

Nada trained as a general nurse and midwife in London and then she went on to have a management career in the NHS and has been involved in the developments of Maternity provision in London.  Nada has taught antenatal and postnatal education classes for a number of years and has undertaken further training in hypno birthing and baby massage.

Her passion is the provision of safe; woman centred maternity care and being able to contribute positively to the unique experiences of multiples in which she holds a very special and rewarding interest. Nada lives in Finchley, North London and has two young adult daughters and is kept quite busy.

Becky Potter 

Becky qualified as a midwife in 1999 and is currently working as a Community Midwife in Sussex. She is a Mum of 3 children; including a set of identical twin boys. During her pregnancy Becky very quickly developed a sense of how little information is given to families expecting multiples and the lack of support available for families once they have multiples. As a result Becky vowed to make a difference to these families through her own practice offering midwifery support during pregnancy and establishing a Twins and Multiples group. The group has now been running since 2005 and has supported many families through their journeys with Multiples. Becky is passionate about educating and supporting families through tout their pregnancy and birth, helping them to develop the tools and the confidence to embrace parenthood head on.

Sarah Cook 

Sarah initially trained as a nurse then went on to become a midwife. She has over 20 years’ experience as a midwife working in the hospital and community, birth centre and home birth team. She has been teaching ante natal classes for many years and after deciding to concentrate on teaching she trained as a Daisy Teacher last year teaching Active Antenatal classes, Parent workshops and Baby massage. Sarah lives in Northampton and has two grown up children

Julia Brown 

Julia has a background in midwifery and a teaching certificate in adult education. She has a passion for supporting women with breastfeeding and has been a doula for the last six years supporting women and their families who need a little extra help transitioning to parenthood. She currently works part time in the NHS and supporting a local charity. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and two youngest children; she spends her spare time with her new passion for growing her own veg and her four grand-children.

Fiona Prichard

Fiona decided to become a midwife after the birth of her baby in 1992. She has worked in a very busy Manchester maternity hospital since 1996 and for the past 9 years has been part of a small team of Parent Education midwives. They deliver antenatal classes to a wide variety of women and families, some large group sessions as well as one to one teaching where appropriate. She feels very strongly that women and their partners should have access to good, evidence based antenatal education that meets their needs helps them prepare for the road ahead. She loves teaching and really enjoys meeting parents-to-be at this exciting but often worrying time in their lives. She also runs a breastfeeding support group in the local area which is a lovely opportunity to spend time with new mums and babies. It is so rewarding seeing new mums form new friendships and start to support each other.

Fiona lives in south Manchester with her partner. They have 4 grown up children and 3 grandchildren between them.

 

 

 

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