Our experts all have a wealth of experience working with mums, babies and their families and we are so grateful to have them on board.

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Roger Marwood

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Mr Roger Marwood is a recently retired consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. With 40 years experience in busy NHS hospitals, he has delivered more than 5000 babies and personally supervised around 20 000!  He is also a Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Imperial College.

Roger and his daughter Becca also run Antenatal Classes in London.

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Becca Maberly

Pregnancy and Postnatal Expert

Becca created and edits A Mother Place and is the mastermind behind Antenatal Classes in London.  She is our “unofficial expert” on all things pregnancy and birth.

She writes extensively as a pregnancy and postnatal expert for a number of publications. Her first book “Nobody Tells You…” is out in December 2019.

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Mr Raja Gangopadhyay

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

MBBS MRCOG DFFP PGCert Medical Education

Mr Gangopadhyay has a special interest in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH). He is a renowned speaker and has been invited to speak at the House of Commons and the House of Lords in the UK Parliament. He is a well-known trainer and campaigner for better PMH care within the Maternity Services. He has made many appearances on Radio and Television to raise awareness on the importance of addressing mental health conditions during pregnancy and after childbirth.

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Lorna Phelan

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

BMed Sci, BM BS, MRCOG, RCR/RCOG Dip Ultrasound, PGCert Med Ed

Lorna specialises in High Risk Obstetrics, working at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She considers it a privilege to look after women at often the most significant time of their lives (during childbirth) and from her own experience of having 3 children can appreciate their anxieties and vulnerabilities during times of stress.

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Maggie Howell

Natal Hypnotherapy

Maggie Howell is the founder of Natal Hypnotherapy™, the UK’s leading provider of hypnosis for childbirth.  Maggie has personally trained over 1000 midwives and her work has helped over 100,000 women around the world to have a better birth.  She is fighting the culture of fear that surrounds pregnancy and birth.

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Con Kelleher

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Mr Kelleher fully supports natural, uncomplicated and complex obstetric practice.  Mr Kelleher looks after patients with both prolapse and bladder problems, and also works with a colorectal surgeon for more complex pelvic floor disorders which involve the bowel.  He also treats patients with common gynaecological problems such as menstrual disorders, hormonal disorders and endometriosis.

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Dr Enitan Ogundipe

Consultant Neonatologist


Consultant in Neonatal Paediatrics Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation. Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London. She works full time as a neonatologist, i.e. specialist in newborn intensive care. Her particular area of interest is research and clinical care aimed at enhancing the brain development and gut health of high risk babies, and is focused on factors such as nutrition, in particular essential lipids of the mother and new-born infants in relation to their developmental and health outcomes.

Sharon George

Sharon George

Lactation Consultant


Sharon is a very experienced Lactation Consultant and has worked with hundreds of parents to resolve feeding issues – from birth to older babies. She helps parents to consider all the options available to them – breastfeeding, formula feeding and combination feeding. Her kind and friendly approach helps parents develop their own tailor-made feeding plan according to their family needs. She has three young children of her own, who have helped teach her that every child is different and that each mother-and–baby pair is unique.

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Dr Ria Clarke

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Dr Ria Clarke is a specialist trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has worked in Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Sexual Health before deciding on a career in Women’s Health. Ria has recently given birth to her first child – after a difficult pregnancy during which she experienced severe nausea and vomiting, she has developed an interest in the treatment of Hyperemesis Gravidarum and hopes to develop this further on her return to work.

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Dr Nicholas Panay

Consultant Gynaecologist


Consultant Gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery at Queen Charlottes’s and Chelsea Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
He is Director of the West London Menopause and PMS Centre at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals, he heads a busy clinical and research team. At Imperial College London, he is recognised as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer. He is interested in the hormonal aspects of postnatal anxiety and depression and oversees the provision of counselling services through a MDT psychologist.

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Emma Hamnett

First Aid for Life

Emma is founder of First Aid for Life and widely recognised as an authority on First Aid matters. She is First Aid Expert for the NCT, Mothercare, JoJoMaman Bebe, Baby London, Absolutely Mama and frequently called upon as a TV spokesperson on Sky News, BBC, Channel 5 News.  Onlinefirstaid.com is the leading UK provider of multimedia e-learning first aid courses.


Prof Jim Dornan

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Prof Jim Dornan Is emeritus Chair of Fetal Medicine at Queens University Belfast and Chair Health and Life Sciences at the Ulster University. He was Irish member of the RCOG Council and its Past Senior Vice President. He has published widely on Antenatal Care provision and use of ultrasound in Obstetrics. He is currently President of TinyLife a Perinatal charity he founded almost 30 years ago.

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Oliver Backhouse

Psycosynthesis therapist and counsellor.

Oliver is BACP and BABCP qualified and has great experience in working with women suffering from Postnatal Anxiety and Depression.

Prof Mark Johnson

Prof Mark Johnson

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Professor Johnson is a Consultant Obstetrician. His practice is based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a Consultant in General Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes, applying this to his special interest in medical disorders of pregnancy. Mark is part of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital High Risk Pregnancy Team. He holds a strong belief in holistic care and empowerment of women throughout pregnancy, labour and delivery..

Dr Joanne Hayter



Joanne has specialised in paediatrics for the past 4 years.  She works in neonatal units and postnatal wards in South London, caring for both premature and term babies.  Before she qualified she worked as a maternity care assistant, offering postnatal support to new mums. She attended our antenatal classes and just gave birth to her first baby, a boy!


Mr Tariq Miskry

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, the Portland Hospital, St Mary’s and Harley Street.  He has a special interest in endometriosis, heavy periods and recurrent miscarriage.