Hi, I’m Emma, a registered midwife and the CEO and founder of The Parent Education Company.
My goal is to provide you with a safe, reliable, and comprehensive environment to learn in, along with all of the tools and support you need to feel empowered, prepared, and completely confident on your journey to becoming a parent.
I began midwifery training in 2012. After qualifying, I ran my own NHS clinic that saw me care for hundreds of women throughout the various stages of their pregnancy. I also worked as a social midwife supporting vulnerable women and their families.
Everything was going great, and in 2017 my colleagues and I attended a workshop run by Mary Nolan, the Professor of Perinatal Education at the University of Worcester. It inspired us to reinvent the antenatal courses we were teaching. We increased the number of classes offered, and attendance grew by over 100% in the first four months.
Unfortunately, the clinic was shut down at the beginning of 2018 to cut costs. Although this was a frustrating situation, I was determined to find another way of doing even more for the women and families that I had been caring for.
I decided to complete a full-time MBA at Cranfield University, which turned out to be a life-changing and transformational experience. It gave me the courage to combine my years of midwifery experience and new business skills to create a supportive and accessible network for parents-to-be, and that’s how The Parent Education Company was born.
After seeing first-hand the challenges that soon-to-be parents face at the start of their journey, I wanted to develop an improved antenatal education that catered for all aspects of pregnancy, birth, and beyond, delivered in a way that suits a range of learning styles. This included addressing topics that are often excluded, like relationships between partners, emotional support for everyone involved, and the pressures around subjects like breastfeeding.
All of what we offer is produced by myself and an incredible team of experienced perinatal education specialists and healthcare professionals. You can find out more about them below.
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