FLY Mama, an online platform which supports the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of women and birthing people through pregnancy, postnatal, and trauma and loss experiences, have teamed up with industry experts.
FLY Mama was launched by a Specialist Trauma-Informed Yoga and Breathwork Instructor and Matrescence Coach, Kelly Thistlethwaite alongside Michelle Norton-Hughes, a Specialist Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.
They have enlisted the help of other specialists in the field who have created content on the platform to help with areas of perinatal trauma and loss. Laura Greenwood is a Psychotherapist and Maternal Mental Health Coach who has been working within the mental health and wellbeing field for over 14 years. Laura supports people to live a life that they love and to love themselves, specialising in trauma, emotional regulation and perinatal and maternal mental health.
Sammy Murrell is an ICF-accredited life coach, Mama Rising (TM) Facilitator and Podcaster. Mothers’ Hood supports mothers to move from being overwhelmed and exhausted to thriving in motherhood. Her support and content are focussed on supporting those who have experienced baby loss, and specifically mothers who have had to terminate a pregnancy for medical reasons.
Hannah Poulton of HLP Therapy, is a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, UK leading scar specialist, C-section expert, acupuncturist, educator and author. In her content, she covers what to expect before a c-section, during and after it in the recovery period.
Kelly Thistlethwaite, Co-Founder of FLY Mama states:
“1 in 3 women experience birth trauma, 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in loss and every year around 2,500 babies are born stillborn. Too often following trauma and loss, the support provided consists of well wishes and a leaflet. Women deserve and need more support and we want to provide this for them. We have teamed up with other experts within our industry to help support these women navigate their experiences or loss and support them in their journey.”
One of the experts, Laura Greenwood says:
“I am so proud to be joining FLY Mama on their mission to change the culture of support for all mothers and more specifically for those who have experienced perinatal trauma and loss.
I am so passionate about lifting the lid on the untold stories of motherhood. Birth Trauma is way more common than it should be and I want to help those who have faced it, feel much less alone, and know they can heal from their trauma.”