Lucy Pedder

As a perinatal practitioner and doula, I offer unconditional, non-judgemental support, self-help strategies and evidence-based information to parents-to-be and newborn families across Derbyshire and beyond.

I live in Belper with my partner, two children, a dog and two cats.

I’ve been working with parents in the transition to parenthood since 2006 when my first baby was born. Following a career in higher education (I taught anatomy and physiology at City University) I found myself on maternity leave. Inspired by my NCT antenatal course, I joined NCT as a volunteer and was soon running postnatal support groups, organising branch events, and working on my face painting skills. I quickly realised that I needed to do more to support other women so, following the birth of my second child, I trained with ABM as a mother supporter and with UNICEF and the NHS as a Breastfeeding Buddy. By 2015 I was training with NCT to become an Antenatal Practitioner, and in 2017 I added Postnatal Practitioner to my qualifications.

I currently run antenatal and postnatal courses across the region for NCT, as well as working privately as an antenatal and postnatal doula. I am an accredited  Rebozo practitioner and a 3-Step Rewind birth trauma release practitioner.

I am also an artist, selling handmade teaching aids to birth folk all over the world as well as gifts and treats for pregnant people and new parents.  Please visit my The Crafty Lucy page for more information about my handmade, handcrafted products and patterns.

Lucy Pedder

Qualifications, Training and CPD

I aim to keep my knowledge and training as up to date and relevant as possible.  Here are details of my relevant qualifications and training, as well as CPD study days and courses I have completed:

September 2020       Began Doula UK accreditation (training with Maddie McMahon –  Developing Doulas)

July 2020                   Babies and Covid-19  – The Impact and Issues (Royal Society of Medicine)

June 2020                  Informed Decision Making (NCT Study Day)

February 2020           Induction of Labour (NCT Study Day)

February 2020           3 Step Rewind – Birth Trauma Release Technique (Alexandra Heath – Traumatic Birth Recovery) 

January 2020             Beyond Rebozo –  Scarf Massage Workshop (Nicola Nelson, The Way of the Koi, RCM Accredited)

January 2020             Group B Strep (NCT Study Day)

January 2020             The Infant Microbiome (Bridget Supple, Teachable.com)

December 2019           Sling Library Training (NCT Online Module)

September 2019          Empowering Parents to make Informed Decisions (NCT Online Module)

July 2019                     Attained “Excellent Practitioner” status in my NCT Postnatal Practitioner role

March 2019                 NCT Regional Practitioner Forum 2019

February 2019            Early Days courses – be inspired    (NCT Study Day)

November 2018          Twins & Multiples (NCT Online Module)

October 2018               Facilitating Reunions (NCT Study Day)

March 2018                 Happy And Healthy After Childbirth (NCT Study Day)

January 2018              Developing Your Role  (NCT Study Day)

July 2017                      Completed Level 5 NCT Postnatal Practitioner (Worcester University)

June 2017                     Loss Study Day (NCT Study Day)

May 2017                     Midwifery & Obstetric Update (NCT Study Day)

October 2016               NCT Babble Live 2016

July 2016                     Completed Level 4 Cert-HE NCT Birth and Beyond Practitioner (Worcester University)

January 2016              Physical Skills With Confidence (NCT Study Day)

September 2015          Started training with NCT

June 2013                     Qualified as an ABM Mother Supporter

March 2013                 Completed UNICEF Bedfordshire Breastfeeding Buddy (peer support) training.