#ThisMumCan Virtual Festival brought to you by the @thismumcanglos campaign!

Providing education, empowerment and setting real expectations about breastfeeding, babies first years and pregnancy.

Women told us that the best way to do this is through real women sharing their experiences and by hearing advice from health care professionals early on in their pregnancy. This isn’t always possible as during appointments there is so much to get through.

The festival is an amazing partnership approach including sessions from Maternity Voices Partnership Gloucestershire, GBSN, Breastfeeding Network Gloucestershire, specialist midwives, nurses, health visitors and health coaches, volunteers and mums from Gloucestershire. You will find out advice, tips and what support is on offer and you can ask questions during the event.

Although the events will be live, the videos will be recorded and shared across social media channels so that anybody who is unable to attend the live session can watch following the festival.

It’s really easy to join the events, just use the Zoom link provided below at the date and times specified.

Your camera and audio won’t be shown on Zoom but you can ask the hosts questions in the Q&A function during the event.

Can’t make it? no problem! The events will be recorded and shared on social media for any mums, dads, family or friends who are not able to attend.

Virtual Festival Line Up

23rd September 11:00 – 12:00 

Session: Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) – How you can make a difference

Hosted by: MVP Chair Emma and Breastfeeding Advocate and Volunteer Hannah

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84800912279


23rd September 12:30 – 13:30

Session: Common feeding challenges

Hosted by: Midwife Sophie, health visitor Emma and #ThisMumCanGlos champion

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86196100698


23rd September 14:00 – 15:00

Session: Feeding pre-term babies

Hosted by: Midwife Sophie, Neonatal Nurse Mel and Mums Heather and Kelsey

Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82606564392


24th September 14:00 – 15:00

Healthy Me Baby and Beyond

Session: Find out about FREE lifestyle support for pregnant women and mums

Hosted by: Health Coaches Michelle and Emma who will be joined by one of their clients

Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84944373853


24th September 15:00 – 16:00 

Session: Becoming a parent and getting to know your baby

Hosted by: Health Visiting Champions Katie, Julian, Sarah, Rachel

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81694475412


25th September 12:30 – 13:30

Session: Support in Glos and Tips for feeding out and about

Hosted by: Kirstie (GBSN), Midwife Sophie and Zoe (BFN)

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83952169832


25th September 14:00 – 15:00 

Session: Skin to Skin and contact and using slings

Hosted by: Midwife Sophie Ferguson, sling specialist Nicole Hastie and #ThisMumCanGlos champion

Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86175855662


We hope you can join us!