The Birth Network – East Kent

Forthcoming Events in East Kent

Our Canterbury Pregnancy Open Evenings have been running since May 2018.  

Due to coronavirus we are now running virtual events instead of gathering in person.

Join us LIVE either on our Facebook or Instagram at 6:30pm on Wed 18 March 2020. 6:30pm


In honour of Mother’s Day, our monthly them is Mothering the Mother.  Join our virtual event with our panel of professionals ready to chat with you, answer your questions and share their experience.

For all our latest updates

Are you a Practitioner, Business or Organisation in the East Kent area that supports women/couples/parents:
– who are trying to conceive,
– who are pregnant,
– during birth, and/or
– during the postnatal period?

If you wish to participate in our monthly Pregnancy Open Evenings in Canterbury, you may apply to book a space via this link:

We also run a monthly Birth Network Professionals Group in Canterbury.  Please email us on [email protected] for details.

Forthcoming dates and themes include:

  • 15 Apr 2020 – The 4th Trimester
  • 20 May 2020 – Mental Health Awareness
  • 17 Jun 2020 – All about Dads

Talks change each month, so visit this page for updates each month, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Forthcoming talks & tasters include:

Our previous Workshops, Tasters and Talks have included:

  • Empathising with how it feels to be a newborn  – Deborah Hart, TinyTalk Kent Downs
  • Make personalised Christmas ceramic gifts with Espression Arts.
  • Ask A Midwife – Claire Chaubert and Sally Harley, Independent Midwives
  • Bump painting with Simona Rad from S Art Canterbury
  • A Father’s Role for Birth – Roz Macklin, Doula
  • Massage for Labour: tools for Dads – Gina Potts, ZenBirth UK
  • You and Your Pelvic Floor – Regina Goode, Tracey Miles Physiotherapy
  • The Benefits of Babywearing – Soshanna Hayhoe, Wear my Baby Canterbury
  • What does a doula do? Roz Macklin, Doula
  • Safe Post-natal Exercise – Rebecca Quinn Fitness
  • Sound Healing for Pregnancy – Naomy Raven, Sacred Voice Healing Drum
  • Carniosacral Therapy for Mothers and Babies – Bruce Aitken
  • Massage for Pregnancy and Birth – Sarah Yarwood, Dandelion Doula
  • The Independent Midwife: the new ‘call the midwife’ – Kay Hardie, Kent Midwifery Practice
  • Feel A Fairytale sensory classes – Sarah Savill, Blue Kangaroo Baby
  • The Fouth Trimester: what is it and why is it so important? – Sophie Burch
  • Starting your Breastfeeding Journey – Hannah Croft, La Leche League
  • Emma Rosen talks about her new book MILK: a story of breastfeeding in a society that’s forgotten how

The Birth Network – East Kent

The East Kent group is our original local area Birth Network group. The East Kent local area network covers Canterbupry District & Villages
Group Facilitators:

Come and meet us in person at out next monthly Pregnancy Open Evening in Canterbury.