About Us

Natalie Meddings

has been an active birth yoga teacher and doula since 2003. She trained with eminent obstetrician and author Michel Odent and founder of the Active Birth Movement, Janet Balaskas. Natalie is the founder of the national support network www.tellmeagoodbirthstory.com, a mother-matching site that supports pregnant women. She currently runs a weekly active birth yoga class in Barnes, South West London. Natalie has three children – Constance who was born in a free-standing NHS birth centre in Edgware, and Pearl and Walter who were born happily into a pool of warm water at home.

Michelle Gerlis

has been a doula since 2005 and teaching hypnobirthing since 2013. Michelle qualified as a homeopath in 1997. She is very active in the local community promoting women’s choice in birth. She is currently a member of the West Middlesex Maternity Services Liaison Committee and in 2015 set up a Positive Birth Movement Group Twickenham Area. Michelle has three children - Sam, Ben and Izzy. All were natural births at West Middlesex hospital.

Indira Lopez-Bassols

is a birth doula, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Breastfeeding Counsellor for La Leche League (LLL) GB and an Iyengar yoga teacher. She has been supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies for the past decade. She became a LLL Breastfeeding Counsellor because she was meeting so many women regretting not being able to breastfeed at all or as long as they had wished due to lack of support. All too often, it is simply this - someone on hand with experience to help you that makes all the difference which is why we advise all our mothers to have a one-to-one session with Indira in the first days with their newborn, to give them the best chance of a really good start together. Indira also runs the amazing Cafe La Leche Merton breastfeeding group in Wimbledon, every Tuesday 10 to 12pm at Hillside Church, 37 Worple Road, Wimbledon SW19 4JZ. For more information visit www.lllwimbledon.weebly.com