“TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEALTH IS PART OF TAKING CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN” – CAFE MOM
I’m delighted to tell you more about a new service I opened in January 2020 for Mums, Grandmothers and Carers in Nottingham. Working in collaboration with another healthcare professional. The Mummy & Me Health Club is a supportive service set up to help women learn about nutrition and enjoy exercise in a child friendly environment.
“Joining the club has changed [life for my son and I]. It’s helped me to ave a focus and manageable lifestyle balancing being a new mama and life. I’m thankful Vanessa invited me to join. [I have] met the lovely Gemma and also Jo who lives across my street. I have come to understand that I am not alone in the journey of motherhood” – Michelle, Nottingham
Starting a new chapter
In April 2019 I became a Mum again. After maintaining a healthy lifestyle during my pregnancy I was keen to return to physical activity. My body was healing so gentle exercise was required. Walking my newborn baby in his pushchair was an obvious place to start. To keep motivated I started to invite local Mums along to a weekly walk.
The PramFit community has expanded quickly. We have a regular walk on Mondays (Spring and Summer time) and also Wednesdays. I am excited to see a new PramFit meetup will take place on Fridays (from 21st February 2020).
New Opportunities for Growth
After listening to the needs of the other Mums, I realised accessing affordable childcare was a barrier for many women. Starting and maintaining a weekly exercise programme with children requires support. The Mummy & Me Health Club helps women stay focused on their health and well-being while they care for their children.
Thankfully, I’ve received funding from the Bestwood Partnership to launch the service. I have also received additional funding to extend the service.