Meet our Birth & Beyond team

All of our classes, courses and workshops are developed and led by registered Royal Surrey specialist midwives. 

Our team are experienced, clinical midwives who specialise in antenatal and postnatal education.  They are required to continually demonstrate safe, competent clinical practice and professional development to maintain their Nursing and Midwifery Council registration. By attending our classes, you are assured continuity of care and confidence that our content is evidence based and up to date, to empower you through your parenting journey.

Kate Conway Matron I firmly believe that every person using maternity services, should have access to high quality, evidenced based education whatever their budget. Attending any Birth & Beyond course will empower parents-to-be to understand their bodies, minds and choices for their pregnancy and postnatal care. Positive birth experiences come from having realistic expectations of every step of the parenting journey. Guided by our specialist midwives, we can answer every question and discuss every possible scenario you can think of, so you leave feeling relaxed and excited for experiencing birth and beyond

Kate has over 20 years experience as a nurse and a midwife and now leads the Antenatal and Gynaecology Services at Royal Surrey. She has worked with Claire Barraud since the inception of Birth & Beyond, growing it into the service you see today. 

Kate's Qualifications

BSc(Hons) Adult Nursing/RGN

BSc (Hons) Midwifery/RM

Nursing & Midwifery Council Registered Practicing Midwife

MSc Advanced Practice, Midwifery

Professional Midwifery Advocate

PROMPT Trainer

Human Factors Instructor

 

Caroline education midwife I have been fortunate to support women and their families from their first appointment, during birth and early days as new parent. I am passionate about this model of care, as continuity builds trusted relationships, enables informed decision-making and supports physiological birthing. As a specialist education midwife, I am now in the unique position to use my training and experience to educate, guide and equip people in their amazing and joyful adventure to parenthood

Caroline has  20 years NHS midwifery experience, five of them with our homebirth team. 

Caroline's Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Health Science: Midwifery Pathway

Nursing & Midwifery Council Registered Practicing Midwife

First Aid Instructor

Qualified Hypnobirthing Teacher DipHb(KGH)

Qualified Baby Massage Instructor

Qualified Baby Yoga Instructor

Claire specialist education midwife My role is to help women and families positively prepare for their pregnancy, birth and early days with their new arrival. My hope is that our parents to be, leave our classes informed and empowered, with realistic expectations and the knowledge that there is no right or wrong way to birth their babies. I want birth partners to leave knowing how they can support and assist during the process and for our families to know where to get accurate and evidence-based information to help them make informed decisions. I am so proud of the years I worked in our unit, supporting families and seeing new life coming into this world is truly wonderful.

Claire has been a Royal Surrey maternity unit midwife since 2005 and founded Birth and Beyond so that women could access accurate, midwife led education. As well as providing the Birth & Beyond Complimentary classes, Claire runs antenatal clinics to help families who may be fearful of birth and our listening service to help families understand their birth experiences.

Claire's Qualifications

DipHE Midwifery Studies / RM

Nursing & Midwifery Council Registered Practicing Midwife

Hypnobirthing Practitioner

First Aid Instructor

Baby Massage Instructor

 

Natalie specialist education midwife I have supported families in all birth settings. Every family is unique I love the diversity midwifery offers, meeting people at such an incredible time in their lives, witnessing the birth of new additions but also the birth of parents. Observing transformation, love, personal power and new beginnings every day is awe-inspiring. My hope for all our women and parents to be, is that they can approach parenthood feeling excited and empowered, ready to face any challenges with a bucket full of tools.”

Natalie has over 20 years midwifery experience including 10 years supporting families from early pregnancy, birth and for 6 weeks after as a continuity of carer midwife.

Natalie's Qualifications

DipHE Midwifery Studies / RM

Nursing & Midwifery Council Registered Practicing Midwife

Cognitive hypnotherapist

Hypnobirthing Practitioner

First Aid Instructor

Qualified Baby Massage Instructor

Qualified Baby Yoga Instructor

Kate Birth & Beyond Administrator I look after all things ‘admin’ from responding to antenatal education emails to brainstorming and designing creative posts for our social media pages. My main goal is to ensure parents-to-be have a seamless and positive experience across the entirety of their pregnancy, birth and beyond by supporting our wonderful midwives across Antenatal Clinic and the Parent Education Team. Hearing how valuable the parents find the courses is the inspiration for my role. To be able to make a positive impact on someone’s parenting journey, however big or small, is a wonderful feeling

Kate's Qualifications 

BA Hons Philosophy (University of Nottingham)