Founders of amotherplace

Becca Maberly

Mum of 2

Becca is the eldest daughter of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Roger Marwood, and has become a pregnancy and postnatal expert almost by osmosis. She created and edits the website and social media platform – A Mother Place – which offers online antenatal classes and support for the postnatal period.  She is also the mastermind behind “The Doctor and Daughter Antenatal Classes” which have been running in London since 2014.

When pregnant with her first son she was shocked by the lack of honest and reliable information available. She undertook to learn as much as someone can about pregnancy and birth without actually going to medical school and then bullied her father into starting the website and the classes with her as she was convinced that they could do better than the traditional offerings. 

Having an obstetrician father at the end of the phone means that she has access to the very best information 24-7! This is a huge privilege which she has always wanted to share with as many people as possible – just ask her friends, many of whom have had Roger on speed dial throughout their reproductive years!!

Becca lives in South West London with her husband and her two boys and loves spending time with them and swimming..but not at the same time!

Roger Marwood

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Mr Roger Marwood MB BS, MSc, FRCOG is a recently consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has more than 40 years’ experience of working in a busy NHS Hospital and has personally delivered more than 5000 babies. He has also supervised approximately another 20,000 births.

Although a lifetime supporter of natural childbirth, Roger believes that with proper and honest antenatal education, appropriate interventions in the delivery room can be part of a fulfilling and amazing experience.

As a Gynaecologist, he is aware of the unique role played by the pelvic floor, and the importance of reducing trauma and preserving function.

He has also been a longstanding pioneer of the “ Gentle Caesarean Section”.

He is a past President of the Obstetric and Gynaecology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. For the last 20 years he has been a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College of Medicine where he has been an acclaimed and popular teacher and tutor. He has worked extensively for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and is currently one of their media spokespersons.

Roger is a Father of 3 and Dabda (Grandfather) to 5. He enjoys sailing, sculpting and swimming.