Baby Check Bath - free osteopathy for babies.

by Peter Cockhill in Bath, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd March 2021 we successfully raised £370 with 10 supporters in 31 days

We run an osteopathic clinic to help distressed babies. We now want to expand to offer help to mothers with anxiety and depression

by Peter Cockhill in Bath, England, United Kingdom

THE STORY SO FAR.....

Baby Check Bath is a team of experienced osteopaths that has been offering free osteopathic treatment for distressed babies since 2015. we have treated over 1000 babies free of charge in the Bath and North East Somerset area. This has enabled families, who would not normally have been able to afford treatment, to have easy access to our service. It is a groundbreaking clinic that has been hugely appreciated. Our data collection has shown that 99 percent of parents would recommend the service to others.

3 testimonials from parents.

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OUR NEW PROJECT.......

Our research over this period has suggested strongly that the physical and emotional health of the mum is as important as that of the baby. Between 20% and 30% of mothers are known to suffer from anxiety and emotional issues in this early period after giving birth and this can impact strongly on their early bonding and ability to establish a good feeding relationship with their baby. Now we are starting a new initiative to offer the mum  the opportunity of assessment and  treatment, knowing that these first few weeks are so important for the healthy development of the baby.

Our open plan clinic helps create shared experience and sense of community

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WITH SUPPORT.......

Our vision is to develop this new service with research support from the University of Bath so we can not only help the babies, mums and families but also contribute to the evidence base for osteopathic care.

We are very excited about this and are asking for £2000 to help cover the cost of the first 10 babies. The whole project will last for a year and in that time we want to help a minimum 100 babies and mums.

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