Your Midwives offers a free weekly breastfeeding drop-in session Tuesdays 10am-12pm at Witney Methodist Church. They can offer help to families with babies up to 8 weeks, beyond that they can offer reassurance but not give professional advice.
This is an opportunity to access free breastfeeding advice and have a cup of tea and a biscuit in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Your Midwives was set up and run by two trained midwives (I’ve met them both and they are super lovely). As well as the free weekly drop in session they offer a range of services tailored to the needs of you and your family.
NINA VAN SCHAICK
Born in Cornwall, Nina has lived in landlocked Oxford for nearly ten years. She has been a midwife since 2012 and has birthed and fed two entire human beings. She firmly believes that whilst breastfeeding is a super power, it is one that is sometimes hard-earned. Her feeding journeys were not simple but endlessly rewarding. She is passionate about helping families on their journey to fulfilling feeding and nurturing relationships. As a midwife she has brought her passion for optimal birth and breastfeeding to her work in the hospital setting and as a community midwife. Her approach combines thorough knowledge, respect for evidence and an intuitive nurturing heart.
Rachel is a trained scientist, an evidence warrior and a mother. Since qualifying as a midwife in 2012 Rachel has caught babies in remote bathrooms as a community midwife, trained her peers as a practice development midwife and lectured student midwives at Oxford Brookes. She has an MSc in Midwifery and birthed and fed an entire human being. Her scientific background has given her a particular interest in the mammalian side of birth and optimising the physiology of birth and breastfeeding . She also has an interest in working with women who have had difficult birth experiences in the past and enabling them to make the choices right for them.
For a full list of what’s on for under 5’s in and around Witney, check out the handy Red Kite Days’ guide.