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Lynette Moore owner founder of Baby On Board Spain

Lynette Moore

Owner & Founder 

Hi! My name is Lynette and I am British, and the mum of 1 little boy who was born in Madrid. 

 

Before having my son I attended antenatal classes in Spain, where there was not only a language barrier between myself and the midwife, but also a lack of information on minimum intervention births, and little focus on the needs (especially emotional) of the mother postpartum. Everything was about the birth and the baby! Finally, there was also a cultural barrier between myself and the other (Spanish) mums-to-be.

 

 

Afterwards, I realised that as well as not understanding some of the comlicated medical terminology in a second language, I also didn’t know how to best prepare my mind or body for the reality of what was to come. 

 

Finally (and crucially) I missed out on finding 'my tribe' of new mums who could support me (and vice versa) after our births as we entered the crazy ride of new motherhood.

What comes after having the baby is an amazing time, but it can also be confusing, challenging, and lonely (especially when you are far from home and don’t speak the language). 

 

With the desire to create an inclusive, informative, and friendly space for new parents, I have designed an antenatal course for YOU to cover exactly what I, and so many others, missed.

 

We hope to see you there!

Carla Quintana Caballero and baby midwife antental teacher Baby On Board Spain

Carla Quintana Caballero

Midwife & Antenatal Teacher 

Hello!  My name is Carla and I am of Spanish, Mexican and American nationality.
 

I graduated in Nursing at the Autonomous University of Madrid (AUM) and specialised in Midwifery in the City University of London.  I enjoyed the fact that, in the English system, the midwife is present throughout the entire pregnancy as well as the birth and postpartum.

The training I received in the UK made me put into practice a personalised, patient-orientated approach towards the pregnant woman and her partner, in order to enjoy this important moment without fear, EMPOWERED and feeling totally confident.  

 

In the UK and also now in Spain I have gained experience in all kinds of clinical practice like hospital births, home births, and water births.

I have experience in giving antenatal childbirth preparation classes and educational talks to new parents, doing postnatal home visits and offering consultations both face-to-face and online to answer any queries new parents have, and in providing whatever support is needed.

 

I spend my days working in several hospitals in different areas of Madrid, giving me a holistic view of motherhood due to the fact that all of the centres practice the right of the woman to have a "respected birth".  This means taking into account the individual needs of each couple during birth to have the type of experience they hope for (where possible).

My goal as a midwife in this course is to accompany you in this unique moment, and inform you about everything (from an evidence -based point of view) so you can be prepared throughout all of your pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, in order to fully enjoy this wonderful but vulnerable stage. Another goal is to prepare you and your partner to avoid "Obstetric Violence” at any time and make sure you enjoy every moment as you deserve to, with self-confidence and without fear.

Caroline Dempsey Rincón

Midwife & Antenatal Teacher

Hi! My name is Caroline and I’m from near Dublin, Ireland.

 

My professional experience was first as a general nurse, before working as a midwife in areas of antenatal care and education, delivery, and postnatal care in a very busy maternity hospital in Dublin.  

caroline dempsey rincon midwife antental teacher Baby On Board Spain

Giving birth to 2 children myself here in Spain has enabled me to understand the local system and, on a personal level, to really empathise with the mum and her partner whilst understanding what knowledge needs to be addressed.

 

As well as antenatal/prenatal care, I am also particularly interested in breastfeeding, babycare, and postnatal care of the mother.

I am super excited about Baby on Board as I absolutely love looking after both mums and babies during this special time. I really value the need for advocacy and empowering new parents with knowledge around birthing, before and after care, and enabling them to reach autonomous and informed decisions throughout this precious time.

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