Meet the Team - Suffolk Babies


Amanda Houchen

Amanda Houchen

Amanda is a Mum of two and covers the West of Ipswich and Saxmundham, teaching the Essential Preparation for Birth Workshop, and baby classes. Amanda comes from a Communications background but spent two years running a local toddler group before joining the Suffolk Babies team. Amanda can be contacted directly on amanda@suffolkbabies.co.uk

Claire Miller

Claire Miller

Claire teachers the Practical Preparation for Birth course, the Essential Preparation for Birth Workshop, and is also part of the Suffolk Cloth Nappy Library.

Gemma Gooch

Gemma Gooch

Gemma Gooch covers Felixstowe and Stowmarket and teaches our Essential Preparation for Birth Workshop alongside baby and toddler classes. Gemma is a mum of two, who lives in Felixstowe. You can find Gemma’s classes on the timetable, and contact her directly on gemma@suffolkbabies.co.uk.

Jenny Lord

Jenny Lord

Jenny is a mum of three girls, whose own birth experiences have led her to be passionate about supporting and educating parents, both during pregnancy and in those challenging early months and years. Jenny teaches the Essential Preparation for Birth Workshop, Munchkins and Explorers classes in the Manningtree, Lawford and East Bergholt areas.

Mel Lewis

Mel Lewis

Since 2012 Mel, a Level 3 Personal Trainer and certified Fitness Instructor, has been teaching a variety of classes including circuits, HIIT, FitSteps, Body Combat, Spinning and watt bike training. She started to specialise in Post Natal fitness in 2013, becoming Suffolk’s first licensed Buggyfit instructor and developing her own post natal offering MumaMojo. Mel has trained with Burrell Education the most highly respected Pelvic Floor & Post Natal rehabilitation specialist in the country, to develop her own postnatal core strength and functional exercise, and restore/movement-based pelvic floor strength programmes. A Suffolk girl born and bred, Mel has been living in Australia for the past four years (trying out all the new Australian fitness crazes) but has now recently moved back home, and we are so pleased to have her back (many of our Suffolk Babies clients use to train with her back in 2014).