Sat 7 October 2023Hammersmith, London
The Black Maternal Well-being Check-in is a special programme created to help and celebrate Black mothers. Built on understanding, compassion, and collaboration, the programme connects mothers with healthcare professionals and fellow mothers who genuinely care for their wellbeing.
🕒 Saturday 7 October, 10 AM to 7 PM
📍245 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8PW
🎉 Part of CURLYTREATS Festival
In partnership with:
We want to approach topics with care; so, fertility
concerns won’t be discussed within this event.
Expert Speakers at Black Maternal Well-being Check-in 2023
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
( 30 Mins )
Registration & Network
10:30 AM – 12 Noon
Breastfeeding can be a beautiful yet challenging experience. This Breastfeeding Essentials workshop helps you discover techniques, nutritional insights & support to make breastfeeding a more positive and fulfilling experience.Connect with others on the same journey and turn breastfeeding into a nurturing bond with your baby.
Experts: Mama’s House in conversation with:
- Carmelle Gentle, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
- Lydia Emmanuel-Desir, Infant Feeding Coach/Breastfeeding Counsellor
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
( 1 Hour )
Pregnancy: Birth Choices & ReflectionsYour guide through the maze of options and emotions you’ll encounter on your pregnancy journey. From natural birthing to hospital stays, we aim to empower you with the knowledge to make confident, personal choices. By blending practical advice with self-reflection, this guide helps you navigate your unique pregnancy experience.
Group discussion: With Susan Ibuanokpe Founder of Mamas House, and the lead antenatal and postnatal educator
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
( 1.5 Hours)
Prenatal CareThis expert-led session offers practical guidance on caring for yourself and your growing baby during pregnancy. From tailored exercise routines to nutritional advice and relaxation techniques, we provide the tools you need to navigate pregnancy with confidence and joy. Join us and build a foundation for a healthy and happy family.
Experts: Mama’s House in conversation with Dr Karen Joash, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, including a Q&A session.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
( 1.5 Hours )
Postnatal Mental Health
The birth of a child brings joy, but it can also lead to complex emotions. This helps you recognise signs and find support to navigate this challenging emotional landscape. It’s a safe space to explore your feelings, recognise early warning signs of postpartum mental health, and learn about coping strategies and professional treatment options.
Experts: In conversation with:
- Dr. Orinayo Onabanjo,Chartered Psychologist
- Dr. Ria Clarke, Obstetric & Gynaecology Registrar, Tongue Tie Trainer & Educator (also known as ‘The Doctor Mummy’)
5:30 PM – 6:30 AM
( 1 Hour )