The Postnatal Course


The postnatal course takes place on Wednesdays but of course with the babies! It is every other week, over an 8 week period. The Course includes feeding support as required, a baby massage session to learn the techniques, a slings and carriers workshop with Tessa from Beyond Babyhood and a session with our women’s health physio Chrissie Edley about your postnatal body. It primarily gives you the time and space to discuss you and your postnatal recovery – everything else is about your baby, but this is about YOU!

The Prestwood postnatal course which has mums from local villages as well as High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Amersham, Chesham and Wendover takes place on Wednesday mornings at Nanfans Ballet School in Prestwood.

The Cookham postnatal course takes place on Wednesday afternoons In Cookham and has mums from Marlow, Maidenhead, Bourne End, Wooburn Green and surrounding villages.

The postnatal course includes plenty of tea, cake and biscuits which is even more crucial now that you’re taking care of a tiny human! (and doing a great job at it!) The mums also go for a pub lunch after the last session, which is usually a tradition that continues after the course has long finished!



The Full Combined Course


The full antenatal course plus the postnatal course. This includes phone/text support in between as needed from a midwife and follow up emails with further information in between classes. It also includes all course materials and goodie bag plus a comprehensive handout!

I know pregnancy can be a tricky time financially so I welcome payment by instalments, as long as it is paid by the first date of the course. I also subsidise places on the course for those who need it, just drop me an email. Single parents get the postnatal course for free when they do the antenatal course or hypnobirthing with me, because  – I’ve been there!

Postnatal course dates


8th January 2020 – 19th February 2020

11th March 2020- 22nd April 2020

6th May 2020 – 17th June 2020

22nd July – 2nd September 2020

16th September – 28th October 2020

4th November – 16th December 2020


6th May – 17th June 2020

9th September – 21st October 2020

Also available: Postnatal chat


Support with feeding, a check in on you postnatally and a chance to discuss your birth experience in a neutral, unbiased setting with a midwife as well as make an individualised plan for any issues you are having after having your baby.


Some recent reviews of the Postnatal Course:

"We have just finished The Village Midwife Postnatal Course and could not recommend it enough to anyone with a new baby. The four sessions were both enjoyable and informative and it was really nice to have different workshops within the sessions - something other postnatal courses don’t offer. This unique appproach means that the class is not just suitable for first time mums - we enjoyed a postnatal physio, a baby massage taster session and a sling workshop. The classes were held fortnightly which worked really well with our hectic new lifestyle (first time mum over here), the timings were perfect too... we arrived with no pressure to start right away, there was always time to get the babies fed, changed and also to have a cup of tea and some cake (another added bonus). Sophie is lovely and very knowledgable. She has such a way of making everyone feel welcome and at ease. I am so glad we did this course, we have learnt a lot and met some lovely other mums who we will be sure to stay in contact with. Thanks Sophie!"

New mum from Hazlemere

"Six weeks postpartum I started Sophie’s postnatal course which was so lovely. We covered baby massage, slings and carriers, physio and general feelings postpartum. You also have the benefit of joining a wider community of parents through the ‘No Sleep Club’ that Sophie organises. She also arranges regular workshops (sleeping, weaning, first aid etc), which is really useful."

New mum from Wendover

"Not only are both the antenatal and postnatal classes so insightful, you are welcomed into a supportive and loving community. I strongly urge new mums and mums to be to join this fantastic community and go for classes with Sophie!"

New mum from Aylesbury

"I did the postnatal classes with Sophie in Jan and Feb. They were brilliant. Sophie is so welcoming and friendly and the classes were a perfect size (5 mums and babies) to get to know everyone really well. Sophie organised a great selection of external people to feed into the classes - the Sling Session was particularly useful and my daughter loved the Baby Massage! If I had any questions Sophie was so helpful and responsive on both email and Whatsapp. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sophie to any expecting and/or new mums - she's an amazing find!"

New mum from High Wycombe

"I attended a postnatal course with The Village Midwife. Sophie is wonderful. She brings Mums together, puts them at ease and helps them find their way through the early days with their new babies by providing a really well thought out course, with a mix of practical and enjoyable content (Harry adored the Baby Massage session!) and a really lovely, comfortable venue. Oh, and plenty of hot drinks and biscuits. What Sophie does is really special and I'm so glad I signed up to do her course... I'd recommend her to anyone."

New mum from Princes Risborough

"The postnatal group is great, it's a great place to meet other mums and discuss new motherhood with other women who are going through it at the same time as you. I also like that there is a focus each week and you get to learn something new like baby wearing and baby massage."

New mum from Great Missenden