Hi! I’m Sophie Dann, a Midwife at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.
I LOVE looking after families in pregnancy, labour and postnatally. I am passionate about supporting people in preparation for their birth and parenthood, by bringing the latest evidence-based information to expectant parents, in an interactive and engaging way.
I bring a wealth of experience to my classes, having worked across all areas of maternity. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life, different cultures, different backgrounds, and different beliefs.
I believe antenatal classes can help you be as prepared as possible for the joy and challenge of becoming a parent. Please get in touch if you have any questions at all.
What makes Awesome Birth different...
We offer impartial expert advice - we are here to support you and your personal choices...
...whether you want a home birth or a Caesarean birth
...whether you want to hypnobirth or have all the analgesia available
...whether you want to breast feed or bottle feed
We are also LGBTQIA+ friendly and welcome people from all walks of life.
Brown Skin Matters
We support the Brown Skin Matters campaign.
Many baby classes, websites and books show pictures of predominantly white babies. We believe this is (at best) prejudiced and (at worst) harmful.
Our All About Baby workshop includes pictures of common skin complaints on babies of all colours, to help parents of all skin tones recognise normal vs concerning skin conditions in their baby.
Care for the environment
Awesome Birth is committed to being as environmentally-friendly as possible. We will achieve this in the following ways:
Eco-friendly options discussed and demonstrated alongside disposable (eg. reusable nappies, reusable wipes, etc)
Whiteboard used for workshops (rather than flipchart) and hand-outs printed on recycled paper and via email to cut-down on paper waste
Transport to in-person workshops will be in my electric car, charged up using renewable energy
Workshops run by a practising midwife
Although many antenatal classes are provided by midwives, often they have left practice years earlier. Awesome Birth is run by Sophie, a part-time practising midwife.
Sophie works clinically, looking after families in pregnancy and postnatally in the community. She also works on a Birth Centre, looking after people in labour and catching babies!
This means her knowledge and experience is really up-to-date and first-hand.
Sophie has worked previously as a Research Midwife, and is committed to evidence-based care. This means using the best and most current evidence to guide any information given.
Sophie is also currently undertaking a Masters in Clinical Health Research. This demonstrates her commitment to evidence, and her desire to contribute to providing the best care possible.