ABOUT US

Hi! 

We're Kate & Tracy...

We became friends and colleagues after we both moved to Bedfordshire in 2013.  We often refer to ourself as honorary twins as we both have two boys and a girl all of similar ages and in the same order, live down the road from each other and do the same job. To add to the list we began cochairing the Bedford Maternity Voices Partnership in 2019, taking over from the wonderful Pippa Moss when she stepped down.

Kate Barnett

 

I began training to be an antenatal teacher with NCT in 2010 after the birth of my two boys. I qualified in 2013, shortly before the birth of my daughter, and have been teaching antenatal courses for NCT ever since.  

I began practicing yoga 2008 when I attended yoga for pregnancy classes during my second pregnancy and in 2014 I undertook further training with NCT to teach Yoga for Pregnancy.

I have also trained in hypnobirthing and I've recently qualified as a Mum & Baby Yoga teacher.I am a qualified and experienced antenatal teacher, having taught for NCT since 2012.  I have also trained in hypnobirthing and I've recently qualified as a Mum & Baby Yoga teacher and completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training.

 

Qualifications & CPD:

2013  DipHE Antenatal Education (NCT & University of Bedfordshire)

2015  Hypnobirthing training (with Wise Hippo)

2015  Yoga for Pregnancy (NCT & University of Worcester)

2016  NHS/UNICEF Baby Friendly Breastfeeding Support (NHS)

2016  Safeguarding Children & Young People (Central Beds Council)

2017  First Aid at Work

2018  Midwifery & Obstetric Update (NCT)

2018  Yoga update day (NCT)

2018  GDPR Training (NCT)

2020  Breastfeeding for non-breastfeeding counsellors (NCT)

2020  Mother & Baby Yoga (NCT & University of Worcester)

2020  200hr Yoga Teacher Training (Ashtanga & Vinyasa) (Sampoorna, India)

2020  3 Step Rewind (Birthing Awareness)

2021  Yoga for resolving Diastasis (Birthlight)

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Tracy Machin

Before I had children I had a career in marketing.  After the birth of my first son George I began volunteering for my local NCT branch which led to me training to be an antenatal teacher.  I qualified 2012 and have been teaching antenatal courses for NCT ever since.  

 

In 2015 I undertook further training with NCT to be a Baby Massage teacher and more recently have qualified to teach both Mother & Baby Yoga and Yoga for Pregnancy after enjoying my own yoga practice over the last few years.

Qualifications & CPD:

2012  DipHE Antenatal Education (NCT & University of Bedfordshire)

2015  Baby Massage (NCT & University of Worcester)

2015  Babywearing peer supporter training (School of Babywearing)

2016  Babywearing training (NCT)

2016  Baby Brain Development & Attachment (NCT)

2018  Baby Massage Update (NCT)

2018  Midwifery & Obstetric Update (NCT)

2018  GDPR Training (NCT)

2020  Yoga for Pregnancy (NCT & University of Worcester)

2020  Mother & Baby Yoga (NCT & University of Worcester)

2021  Yoga for resolving Diastasis (Birthlight)

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