A local guide for new parents in Richmond upon Thames

As a new mum living in Richmond upon Thames you may find yourself seeking support, resources and a local community to help you navigate the joy and challenges of pregnancy and life with your newborn baby.

Motherhood is such a special and transformative time, whether you are still eagerly awaiting your baby’s arrival or have recently given birth. As a mother myself I understand how important it is to have a supportive network.

Having raised my own family in Richmond upon Thames, and through my work as a pregnancy and newborn photographer, I’ve had the honour of working with incredible local NHS and private services that truly go above and beyond to assist and guide new parents.

From pregnancy to post-natal wellness, this guide aims to empower you with valuable information, ensuring you have a list of resources and businesses who can support you during the beginning stages of parenthood.

Antenatal & pregnancy services and businesses in Richmond upon Thames

Local NHS hospitals with maternity & birth services in Richmond upon Thames

Hospitals with private maternity & birth services in central and west London

Antenatal courses in Richmond upon Thames, west London & Surrey

Hyponobirthing classes in Richmond upon Thames

Antenatal fitness classes and safe exercises suitable for each trimester

Maternity photographers in Richmond upon Thames

Expert wellness practitioners to support your well-being during pregnancy and beyond

Pregnancy massage in Richmond upon Thames

Perinatal mental health

Doula services in Richmond upon Thames for emotional and physical support during labour

  • Stilettos to Strollers (A personal recommendation, they will help you with everything from creating a custom birthing plan to personalised doula support packages)

Post-natal services for new mothers and parents in Richmond upon Thames

Lactation consultants and breastfeeding support groups

Tongue-tie clinics and private divisions

Cranial and paediatric osteopathy

Post-natal doulas and night nannies 

Newborn photographer – to document your baby’s first few days

Local therapists and support groups who focus on postpartum depression, maternal mental health and self-care

Local mum groups and parenting communities for emotional support

Baby first aid

Happy Parents Happy Baby

Mother & baby yoga & post-natal exercise classes

Baby sensory and music classes

Sleep consultants

October 4, 2023

About Jess

I am a newborn and family photographer and live in west London with my husband, ten year old daughter and two year old son. Inspired by the magic of childhood and the simple sweetness of everyday moments - I capture genuine and emotive images of family connections without posing or forced smiles. My photography style is very relaxed; perfect for loving families who want to document their family life and children just as they are.

I offer outdoor and at-home photo shoots across London and Surrey including Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond, Kew, Fulham, Putney, Chiswick, Wimbledon, Teddington, Twickenham and Kingston-upon-Thames.

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