Mothers Talking

With Naomi Stadlen

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Naomi regrets that, in light of coronavirus and personal distancing recommendations, she will not be holding Mothers Talking groups at Active Birth Centre for the time being. For more information and details of potential online groups, please visit  


Mothers Talking is a relaxed and friendly space for meeting other mums. It’s not like a casual chat among friends, though, it has a structure that encourages discussion, and is highly supportive, led by counsellor Naomi Stadlen. Few jobs other than motherhood leave women feeling so alone, so unsupported, and with so much responsibility. Mothers face all kinds of decisions, and many feel unprepared for this, or situations can be entirely unexpected. Relationships with family, friends and colleagues may also change when a first or subsequent child comes along.

It is heartwarming to discover, by talking, how much we all share as mothers. Talking affirms the importance of what we are doing as mothers and this group offers a wonderful space to share, to feel supported, and to realise that you are doing really well! Babies enjoy these meetings too. There is no age limit for them and both breast and bottle fed babies are welcome.

Naomi Stadlen

As a sensible precaution and for your reassurance, we are asking everyone coming to classes to please wash your hands well in the washroom on arrival, before coming into the group room – toddlers too! Also please give the class a miss if you have a cold or cough or feel unwell. ABC management.

Naomi is a BACP senior accredited counsellor psychotherapist and UKRC Registered existential psychotherapist. She teaches at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and supervises at the Claremont Centre. She is also a breastfeeding counsellor and leads the Central London Group for La Leche League GB.

Naomi is the author of two acclaimed books that every expectant or new mother should read:

‘What Mothers Do – Especially When it Looks Like Nothing’
and ‘How Mothers Love – and How Relationships are Born’

Where, When & Cost

Every Wednesday morning – 10.00 – 11.30am

Cost: £15.00 per session

For more information call Naomi 020 8888 6857 or visit

You may also be interested in some Postnatal Yoga for yourself with baby.


Photo: Anita Atkinson

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Active Birth Centre
25 Bickerton Road, (Left Gate)
N19 5JT
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General Information
Tel: 020 7281 6760

Regional teachers lists:
Pregnancy Yoga
Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop©


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