Community Midwife ("sage femme libérale"), First Aid Instructor
Ruth studied in Scotland as a nurse in 1980, then chose midwifery, qualifying in 1981. She practised in the UK, Cyprus and mostly the UAE (in UK-managed hospitals) where she gained a vast experience in all aspects of midwifery, including overall night responsibility for a maternity hospital and supervision of the labour ward.
She arrived in Luxembourg in 1994, with a baby and pregnant, and immediately created the “Mums, Bumps & Babies” support group, which she hosted from home. Ever since, she has delivered many antenatal courses, while raising her 5 children and studying German and Luxembourgish.
In 2014, Ruth established herself as a “sage-femme libérale”, i.e. an independent midwife, authorised by Ministry of Health and recognized by the CNS. She is also qualified as a Doula and a First Aid Instructor (Adult and Paediatric). Ruth is fluent in English and French and practices in both languages.
(Facilitator Fit and Fun and Introducing Solid Food Workshop)
Kate is a coach, childbirth and parenting educator and postnatal exercise teacher with a love of lifelong learning. Motivated by the belief that all parents want the best for their babies, and recognising that there is no one 'right' way to parent, Kate supports each mum and dad she works with to find their own authentic route to being a parent.
An experienced coach and trainer, Kate spent more than 15 enjoyable years working in corporate training and development before the exhilarating ups and downs of her own journey to parenthood inspired her to train with the UK's largest parenting charity, National Childbirth Trust. Kate spent 5 years supporting new parents and their babies in inner city London before moving with her family to enjoy the country side and multi-cultural community on offer here in Luxembourg.
Kate has a Diploma in Postnatal Group Facilitation, gained from the University of Bedfordshire and certificates in Birth & Beyond, Postnatal Exercise and Infant Feeding gained from NCT in conjunction with the University of Worcester. As a coach and NLP Practitioner, Kate has numerous professional qualifications including a Diploma in Performance Coaching and certificates in Mindfulness for Peak Performance and Wellbeing. She is also qualified to use numerous psychometric tools including MBTI.