Beyond Birth – A Day for Expectant Parents

A brand new opportunity to support expectant parents in preparing for and making the very best of the first few months with their new baby, commonly referred to as ‘The Fourth Trimester.’ 

Join a team of professionals for a relaxed, day long workshop at the luxury, Cheltenham based venue that is Ravenhurst Bed and Breakfast. 

Your ticket includes welcome refreshments, a delicious buffet lunch, afternoon refreshments, a mini treatment from Natasha at The Holistic Hideout and a goody bag filled with treats, offers and discounts for your life as a new parent. 

The agenda below includes all you can expect from the day (but please note the group will be split into smaller groups for talks so your personalised agenda will be provided to you just before the event).


9.30am – Arrival and settling in.

10.00 am Introductions and Welcome

10.30am – 12.30 pm – 

An Overview of The Fourth Trimester and Top Tips from an Experienced Parent with Kate Starkey of CheltenhamMaman

All too often expectant parents focus solely on the incredible moment that is the birth of their child and don’t discuss how to ensure that those first few months with their baby are as magical as possible. In this interactive discussion experienced Mum and local parenting expert Kate Starkey will discuss the emotions and practical challenges you will likely experience during the Fourth Trimester. Together we will then brainstorm strategies and coping techniques for self care and ensuring you feel appropriately supported during this time. 

Understanding Your Baby’s Sleep with Helen Underhill of My Baby Sleeps.

Whoever said that they ‘sleep like a baby’ clearly has never had one! The aim of this session is to help you to understand your baby’s sleep behaviour, tired signs and brain development; and to leave with tips and strategies to help to calm your baby ready for sleep in a gentle and supportive manner. In this session we will cover the science of infant sleep, which will help you to manage those 3am baby parties! We’ll also cover what to expect of a typical newborn, safe sleeping guidance, how to set a helpful environment for sleep, and give you gentle strategies that will help you to settle and calm your baby ready for sleep when they get overtired. You’ll come away with an in-depth understanding of your baby’s development, and a range of tools in your parent toolkit to support your baby’s sleep habits in those first few months. 

12.30 – 2.30pm Lunch followed by a short stroll in beautiful Pittville Park

2.30 – 4.30pm

Nourish the New Mother with registered Nutritional Therapist, Kate Dimmer.

Cheltenham-based registered Nutritional Therapist and mum of two, Kate Dimmer will guide you in how to nourish yourself during the fourth trimester. Kate will explain how your hormones are changing and what nutrients your body needs. Realistic practical tips will be shared on how to get the nutrition you need at this important time.  In her workshop Kate will cover: hormone balance through diet and lifestyle, nutrition for recovery and breastfeeding, practical tips as to how to nourish yourself whilst caring for a newborn and yourself and provide the chance to ask questions.

Finding Your Balance with Laura Duggal, Career Coach for Mums

Laura is an accredited coach with the EMCC, she has a history of working in Recruitment and HR and is Mum to 4 year old Jasmine. Her session will deal with the aspects of life as a working Mum, whether that be in an employed or self employed capacity. Topics will include the elusive ‘work-life balance’, guilt, confidence on your return and boundary setting.

4.30pm -5pm Questions, Event Round up and Key Takeaways

5pm Depart

We are also lucky enough to have The Holistic Hideout, mobile treatment specialists, on site for the whole day and ticket holders will be contacted to book in a pre-natal short treatment with Natasha (included in the ticket price). (These treatments will be running throughout the day and may mean you miss a short segment of one of the talks.) 

Should you deliver your new baby earlier than expected they will be welcome to attend with you – let us know and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to enjoy the day. 

Anyone wishing to make a mini break of your day and experience the delights that beautiful Cheltenham has to offer, please contact Alex at to take advantage of a 10% discount on luxury accommodation at our central venue Ravenhurst Bed and Breakfast (Rooms starts at £125.) 

This event is the first of it’s kind and with this in mind we encourage you to snap up your ticket soon to avoid disappointment. The day is open to individuals and couples.

Buy tickets for Beyond Birth, A Luxury Workshop Preparing Expectant Parents for the Fourth Trimester