About The Birth Network

The Birth Network was founded in East Kent, UK by Gina Potts and Soshanna Hayhoe.  They are both mothers and experienced birth professionals who are passionate about ensuring new parents feel supported and well-informed. The Birth Network is now a Community Interest Company with ambitious plans to grow across the UK.


  • Soshanna Hayhoe (left) – Director, Co-founder and Events & Accounts Manager
    Soshanna runs East Kent Slings, is a Wear My Baby Consultant and a Placenta Remedies Specialist & Trainer. 
  • Kim Maiden (not pictured) – Volunteer Social Media Manager
    Kim is a mum of two and is interested in helping to spread positivity about birth, breastfeeding, babywearing and more.  She is a qualified and experienced teaching assistant, used to work as a food technologist and loves being creative with food. 

The Birth Network brings together like-minded birth professionals and works with a strong collaborative and mutually supportive ethos. Our local area groups meet in person regularly and members work together to provide the best antenatal and postnatal services for families. Our experience and expertise cover your whole journey, from pre-conception to pregnancy to birth to a new baby.

Our aim is to help families feel well-informed and well-supported throughout this important time of their lives. Our experts offer a range of services, including treatments for fertility, antenatal support and education, birth preparation, attending births, guidance on baby feeding and new baby care, the post-postnatal period and making those early months with baby the best they can be.

The Birth Network is growing, with new local area groups being set up around the UK. Find your TBN Local Area Group here. Find out how to become a TBN Local Area Facilitator here. Or contact us to with any questions you may have.