If I wind the clock back 15 years Steve and I were setting off on a journey into parenthood and were very excited about our plans. I would simply stop taking the pill and pregnancy would surely follow within a few months. We were healthy, I was taking my folic acid and was eating as healthily as I could. I envisaged at least three children if not more, twins run in my family, so I had even allowed myself to imagine that exciting prospect. Being a mother was the one thing that I had always been certain about doing in life and Steve felt very much the same about the prospect of being a Dad. Continue reading
Or as Will Smith puts it, ‘Look to the people around you. Are those people throwing logs on your fire, or p*ssing on it?!’
Whether it is about how you are planning to give birth, how you want to parent, a dream or ambition you hold… what these quotes remind us is that when we find something we believe in, that we feel passionate about, we need to surround ourselves with people who will help us towards our goal. Continue reading
At every opportunity, you will hear me talking about The Natal Family, our amazing programmes, inspiring values and dedicated practitioners. I am so passionate about our work, our ethics, our vision, and how our approach of empowerment really is quite unique!
The Natal Family co-founder, Steph Beaumont tells the story of the birth of her new daughter.
Although this was our fifth pregnancy, it was still unique in its own ways. At 13 weeks pregnant, we nearly lost our little one, and became at ‘high risk’ for a ‘late miscarriage’ for the next 11 weeks. Continue reading
Are you after something a little bit different for yourself or for your little ones? Perhaps something ethically made, a little special, colourful, practical and fun and packaged up with love especially for you?
Then here’s why you should go and have a peek at The Natal Family online shop, as it might just become your favourite go-to place for all things pregnancy, birth and baby-related!
If you have been following The Natal Family on our Facebook community page, you’ll know that our elves had a very busy November getting surprise Christmas Bundles over to their new family in time for the Festive Season.
But the fun isn’t over! Christmas isn’t here yet, so if you’re still out looking for that special present for your little one, you can still head over to The Natal Family shop and grab yourself a bargain!
Just for you, we asked the Natal Elves to put together a list of the 5 top items that they would recommend, and here they are! Continue reading
The last couple of months here at The Natal Family have been very exciting! Last month we saw the publication of The His and Hers Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by our very own founders Steph and Dean Beaumont, and on the 7th July we celebrate the launch of DaddyNatal Online, by Dean Beaumont, in conjunction with Penguin Random House. Continue reading
Being in the business of providing antenatal classes to parents-to-be or classes to new parents in the postnatal period, we noticed that a lot of parents move house at some point during their pregnancy, and often towards the latest stages of the pregnancy, or carry out building / extension work either during the pregnancy and during the early weeks and months of their babies’ life. Continue reading
Here at The Natal Family we have impatiently been waiting for months for the publication of the His and Hers Guide to Pregnancy and Birth (available for pre-order here), written by The Natal Family amazing founders Steph and Dean Beaumont and out on the 9th of June 2016. The His and Hers Guide is the second book published by the Beaumont’s, with The Expectant Dad’s Handbook published by Dean in May 2013. Continue reading
With the range of classes we offer here at The Natal Family and the number of teachers across the country excitingly growing, we thought we’d ask our teachers what their favourite class to teach is and what it is about that class that they love so much. It was great to see that most of us can’t even single one class out and ended up picking two or more! So, in no particular order, let’s just hear from… Continue reading