I’m Michaela and I’m 33 years old and I have lived in Fareham, Hampshire with my husband and daughter for the past 3 years. I am the owner of the antenatal business NatalChoices bringing Developmental Baby Massage to Portsmouth, Fareham and Waterlooville.
My career before NatalChoices
I started my working career as a Registered Adult Nurse up North in Yorkshire working in an eye outpatients clinic and then later a Renal ward. We moved to Portsmouth in 2015 for my husbands career working in Portsmouth, as up until this point he was weekend travelling back up North.
Once I had my daughter in 2017 I decided I didn’t want to go back to work as a nurse as its not a particularly child friendly career. Working shifts, nights, weekends etc. Or in my case working within the community i.e. early mornings and dinner time through to the evening. This was a great working schedule before my daughter arrived and worked well for us for around 5 years. However it now proved difficult with me breastfeeding in the morning and before my daughters bedtime. I wanted to be home for her whilst she is still young and not miss out on these times.
My New Career opportunity
An amazing opportunity came along for to become a certified baby massage practitioner through my training with the International School of Developmental Baby Massage and Movement.
After some consideration and research, I decided I wanted to stay at home with my daughter and work around my husbands career. Therefore this career change would be ideal for that, my training is FEDANT registered and approved.
I have decided to write a blog to share some of my experiences with regards to parenting. There are so many decisions and choices that it can become stressful and can pull away from the excitement of been a new parent.
I hope you find some of my blog posts useful, please feel free to make comments.