‘Push It Real Good’ Buggy Walk

11am – Pittville Park – Outside the Pump Rooms.

Upcoming dates for the diary…

 Friday January 25th 2019

Thursday Jan 31st

Friday Feb 1st

Friday Feb 8th


We have teamed up with Cheltenhammaman and launched “Push It Real Good’ buggy walks. Adapted from Clemmie (@mother_of_daughters from Instagram). Now Clemmie is the brains behind Push it Real Good as she hosts them regularly for the mums of Crystal Palace in London. But, her wondrous ideas are spreading and we here in Gloucestershire WANT IN! It is about local mums walking together and having the chance to create a community and support network. One mum on the walk explained about her struggles in the early days of parenthood. She would be at home in her dressing gown at 3 ‘o’ clock in the afternoon sobbing whilst dunking biscuits into a cold cup of tea. She said what made it worse was thinking that she was failing as a mum and doing something wrong as no one talks about this unfiltered side of new mummy hood. *Enter mum squad.* Myself and another mum reassured her that we were the same!

This instant ‘Phew!’ moment is the reason why we started the buggy walks. Not just so we can tell mums that it’s ok to not be ok, but have mums finding comfort in each other by sharing their own experiences. Having a support network is so important when pregnant and having a new baby. This was also one of the main reasons I wanted to start teaching antenatal classes, not just to educate and empower women about childbirth and to prep couples for having a newborn, but also to bring local mums together. The support you get from a group of mums is priceless. The importance of having a close knit mum network is invaluable in those early days. Something that we can sew the seeds for through antenatal classes and continue to develop through the buggy walks.

So we would love to see you at “Push it real good’ Gloucestershire. Come and meet a mum, support your local girl gang & your local mum squad.

You can bring your bump, a buggy, a toddler, a mate or just yourself. We will have some fresh air, a light stroll and a good old fashioned chin wag. Of course there will be time for coffee and a slice of cake after at The Boathouse, (or The Central Cross Cafe in the winter) after all that walking and talking we would have earned it.

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I’ve cancelled most plans this week thinking that labour was happening. Each day with my start/stop contractions/braxton hicks I’ve been so sure that this was it. So I’ve stayed home, bounced on my ball, drinking my raspberry leaf tea and smothering myself with clary sage thinking ‘yesss 🙌🏼 early labour’ LIKE THE MUG THAT I AM! This baby is already making a fool out of me!

Today however, was different. I did not sit and wait around, contractions or no contractions. I got up, put my make up on, got dressed and went for lunch and have felt so much better for it. It also meant that Nancy got to spend a bit of time with her new boyf Grayson.

I know early labour can be like this and it’s normal. At TBTBC antenatal classes and hypnobirthing we always say how this bit can take a couple of days, sometimes a week with irregular contractions. And we always say that the worst thing to do is to stay at home and wait for them to become regular 🤦🏼‍♀️. Normal is one thing though and liking it is something totally different. Today though, thanks to these two little sweethearts, was a good day.

What were your experiences of early labour?
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