"Me & my fiancée had Annie come to our house this week to do a 121 antenatal class. She was very friendly, polite and approachable from the start and followed social distancing rules appropriately. With this being our first baby we were eager to gain as much information and knowledge from Annie and the session as a whole. We had discussed with Annie in advance particular topics that would be more beneficial focusing on than others. Annie listened and tailored the session to focus on what was important to us personally. Annie made the session informative but had a light hearted manner, the 3 hours flew by. Annie respected choices we had made and never judged. She was incredibly knowledgeable, reassuring and positive from start to finish. Annie showed a genuine interest in us both and clearly wanted us to go feeling empowered. Annie answered all of our concerns, questions or worries at any stage in the session. She had lots of helpful props, information boards and diagrams which made everything very clear. If you are looking for a 121 experience, tailored to you and your partner Annie is definitely the person to deliver this. "
Nick & Emma - 18.09.20
"Brilliant antenatal course from Annie .
Me and my husband feel so much better about everything in such a worrying time . Annie is lovely and we would definitely recommend 🥰"
Ella Rose - 18.09.20
"I have had the opportunity to attend Annie’s aqua classes and her virtual antenatal classes. I have found these classes really fun and informative. Annie is great and is always happy to help out where she can if you have any questions. Thanks Annie for making this time leading up to our little ones birth easier with everything happening atm!"
Samantha Midgley - 15.04.20
"I really enjoyed doing Annie's aquanatal classes in Leeds city centre from about 20 weeks til when my baby arrived. Very friendly, lots of fun and good exercise. Particularly awesome towards the end when the water gives you relief from the weight of the bump!
Me and my partner also just did a virtual paediatric first aid course with Annie. We enjoyed it a lot - it was really useful and I feel much more confident now. Looking forward to virtual baby massage too!"
Megan Wright - 14.04.20
"My husband and I have just finished Annie’s Couples Antenatal Course which was delivered virtually via Zoom due to the current coronavirus lockdown. Some of our other antenatal classes were unfortunately cancelled and I was feeling quite nervous about missing out. Annie’s four one and a half hour classes classes covered labour, managing labour, feeding and caring for your baby and each one was both informative and fun. We didn’t feel like we missed out on anything by the classes being delivered virtually as Annie had plenty of props to show us and provided opportunities to ask questions throughout. It was also great to meet and talk to other expectant parents during the classes and both of us would highly recommend the course to others. Having attended Annie’s aquanatal classes at the Nuffield in Harrogate previously and having just completed this course, I will definitely look to attend baby massage and baby first aid in the future and look forward to working with Annie again; she is friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable! Thank you, Annie!"
Hayley Marsh - 14.04.20
"We really enjoyed Annie’s Blooming Babies Couples Antenatal Course at Pebbles Nursery in Yeadon. It was a fantastic day delivered in a fun, interactive and informative way. It was good to meet other couples as well.
Annie is an extremely knowledgable and experienced healthcare professional and learning from her as new parents is invaluable. As the course is held on a Saturday, it is convenient for working couples. Delicious food and drinks are provided throughout the day to keep you going.
We both went away feeling more confident, competent and excited for our new arrival.
Would highly recommend for new parents."
Bori Dmitrova - 20.01.20
"I’ve attended several massage courses including a home course and my partner has attended the Daddy massage class. I’d recommend all of them 100%. Such a great way to bond with your baby and a lovely thing to do with mummy friends. Annie’s classes are baby led, really informative and great fun. And the babies love it too. Thanks so much Annie. We’ll be booking again soon!"
Jen Carne - 02.01.19
"I have attended one of Annie's Postnatal Aquanatal sessions today and really enjoyed it. You definitely feel like you have worked hard but at the same time it is easy on the joints (and much more fun than going to the gym!). The class are all very friendly and I look forward to the weeks ahead. Would definitely recommend!"
Natalie Fulton - 15.11.18
"Annie carried out a paediatric first aid course in the comfort of our own home. My husband as well as other members of family were in attendance along with my pregnant niece from the USA! We found the course very informative, and it was very reassuring to gain more knowledge from a qualified healthcare professional. The practical demonstrations were excellent, I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to improve their first aid knowledge."
Philippa Seed - 09.07.18
"I joined Annie’s aqua natal classes in the middle of my second trimester and thoroughly enjoyed them, they were fun, energetic and also gave me a chance to meet and chat to other mums over lunch afterwards. Since having my baby, we’ve just finished Annie’s baby massage classes and we absolutely loved them!! They were calm, full of massage techniques to help soothe my baby and we both left feeling relaxed. Annie is extremely knowledgeable, caring and really helps build lovely friendships between mummies. Thank you for all of your help so far... I’ll be joining your first aid course with hubby soon!!"
Hayley Elizabeth - 12.06.18
"More than happy to recommend Blooming Babies. I've been to three of Annie's classes (aquanatal, antenatal and baby massage) and have really enjoyed all three. I've met some great people and learnt useful skills, and as a result have found pregnancy, labour and having a new baby easier and more enjoyable because of the support the classes have given me.
It is testimony to how lovely Annie is that most people go to more than one of her classes! She can't get rid of us! Hehe x."
Fiona Phimister - 01.09.17
"I went to Blooming babies aquanatal and it was fantastic I really enjoyed it. It was fun and good exercise whilst being pregnant. I have just started Annie's baby massage and the first class was lots of fun, I can't wait for the rest of the course!
Looking forward to having a relaxed baby again next week �. I would recommend blooming babies to anyone looking for classes to do both whilst pregnant and once your baby is born."
Kate Dutton - 12.08.17
"Thanks so much for the wonderful baby first aid course. It was so nice to be able to do it with my friends in one of our houses and made for a really relaxed atmosphere. It was such a useful session that left us feeling a lot more prepared - thank you Annie! Lana x."
Lana Northey - 21.07.17
"I have attended 3 of Annie's different classes; Aquanatal, birth preparation and Baby Massage and they have all been fantastic. Because Annie is a practising Midwife you know you are receiving accurate and upto date information that is none biased and truful. I loved her Aquanatal sessions throughout my pregnancy and you get to meet lots of other lovely pregnant ladies too. Annie is a really great teacher, she's approachable and delivers information in a way that isn't too over whelming. I have just finished my final baby massage session and have really enjoyed that time with my baby. Thank you so much for everything Annie, hopefully will see you again soon....maybe xx"
Kerrie Holmes - 30.06.17
"My sister in law introduced me to Annie's aquanatal and I loved it! I started quite late on in my pregnancy (33 weeks) and I wish I'd have known about it earlier because a) my little one arrived at 37 wks and b) the classes were so much fun! Annie is great, totally puts you at ease and being a midwife is very reassuring and can answer any Qs you might have. Great way to meet other mummies to be and a great workout too! Highly recommend for anyone expecting!"
Victoria Bosworth - 12.01.17
"I've attended Annie's aquanatal classes during pregnancy and thoroughly enjoyed going I've made some fantastic new mummy friends through going each week which have formed an invaluable support network as a new mum. My husband and I also recently attended the paediatric first aid course and found the information covered invaluable we now feel much more confident should we have to deal with any first aid emergencies in the future. Annie is such a lovely person who makes you feel at ease straight away and is always happy to answer any midwife related questions."
Sarah Harrigan - 19.09.16
"I came to both Annie's aqua class and also post baby the baby massage courses. Thoroughly enjoyed both. The workouts are a great way to exercise when heavily pregnant and also an ideal opportunity to meet lots of local mums, Many of whom I meet up regularly with now. The baby massage is a fab way of bonding with baby and I even got my other half to go on the dads session which he also enjoyed! Annie is great and puts you at ease throughout. She is a fountain of knowledge being midwifery trained and is great at organising nights out too!!! Would highly recommend!!!!!"
Becky Shaw - 22.08.16
"I recently attended the paediatric first aid course and am so glad I did! Annie was brilliant in providing both information and demonstration in a clear and concise manner without using ridiculous medical terminology! I now feel I have the skills to administer the first stages of aid should it be required (hoping it never is) and what to look out for. Not only does it give me peace of mind with my son but also in the future when he has friends over! I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who hasn't done first aid before or need a refresher course. I'm looking forward to baby massage next!!"
Donna J Wallace - 25.06.16