About Alison

I have been working with expectant and new parents since the birth of my first baby in 2001, when I began training with the NCT as a childbirth and parenting educator. Since qualifying I have facilitated over one hundred and fifty courses antenatally for the NCT, children's centres, and for young parents' projects, mostly in Bristol and Bath.  I am also a birth doula.  I am trained in the 'rewind technique' - and can offer  parents a gentle, safe, and highly effective way of moving on from a difficult birth or early parenting experience. 


Over the years I have been a long time campaigner for family-centred maternity services and early parenting provision, and  local initiatives to support new parents.  I am a mother companion with Project Mama (projectmama.org) - a fabulous organisation supporting women refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol on their journey to motherhood. 


It is my long-held, passionate belief that in order to love and cherish their babies, all parents need to be nurtured themselves.    


I live in Southville with my husband,  our two children and our Lakeland Terrier, Cassie.

About Mitch

I live in North Bristol and have been working with expectant and new parents here since 2003, having trained and worked with the NCT as a childbirth and parenting educator and pregnancy/postnatal yoga teacher.  

Being passionate about improving services for pregnant women and new families has enabled me to be involved in shaping NHS provision through a variety of consultations and meetings with midwives, doctors and managers.  I also love building and maintaining strong links with the buoyant community of birth and postnatal workers across the area.

I have two sons who were born here in Bristol and now that they are in their teens I feel blessed to be able to offer support to other parents with babies and young children. I am full of admiration for anyone raising babies and know that a little bit of timely support can bring a whole lot of joy.


"Having Mitch visit was like having help from my Mum, sister and best friend all rolled into one. Thank you!"

"Thank you Alison for helping with my little one over the last few weeks. So grateful for the support, a kind ear and a cosy pair of hands for my boy. Couldn't recommend highly enough"

"Alison's food was soul nourishing.  I didn't even realise I had needed it until I had a full, warm and joyous belly full of uplifting nutrients.  She catered to my dietary requirements and my meals were truly a taste sensation, very innovative and definitely not of bog-standard cuisine.  Thank you Alison, and especially thank you for cooking and delivering it all with a broken foot!!! Love Abi xx