Founder: Sarah Heywood
BA (Hons), Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified
Better Babies began in 2017 when I was struggling to get pregnant myself and was growing tired of doctors trying to prescribe drugs rather than address the underlying issues. Issues that I was seeing in more and more of my friends.
I was also conscious of the rapid rise particularly in autoimmune, allergies and neurological issues in children - without consistent information as to potential causes or increased risk factors.
At the same time, I was aware that the advice we are given for raising children has barely changed in decades, despite the fact our world now looks very different.
So, I went looking in the latest science for answers. More specifically, I went looking for some practical things I could do to potentially mitigate some of the pressure modern life is imposing on our bodies.
As an investment banker for nearly a decade and a half, I decided to turn my geekiness and ability to process vast amounts of complex information in to finding answers. Two years later, after trawling through hundreds of pieces of the latest medical research, assembling the Better Babies advisory board (see below) and graduating from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition: betterbabies.com was born. Exactly a year after my son Matteo was born.
Better Babies is the collection of everything I have found on my journey. What i’ve realised is that awareness is one of our most powerful tools. Awareness of some of the modern and often well hidden factors that increase our risks. After that its about avoiding where you can and boosting the good stuff. Simple as that!
The Better Babies Advisory Board
Mr Mahantesh Karoshi
MD MRCOG: Consultant Gynaecologist
Mahantesh is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and practises both for the NHS and privately on Harley Street. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Bernhard Baron Fellowship. He also has a Diploma in Clinical Risk Management. He has edited four textbooks in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has published several articles in esteemed medical journals including The Lancet , one of the medical community’s most respected journals. He is a big advocate of the power of meditation and mindfulness.
MBA MSc: Registered Psychotherapist, Psychologist and certified PIT Advanced Trauma Therapist
Christophe is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as the Academic Director of iCAAD: Europe’s leading institution focused on the treatment of Behavioural, Mental and Emotional Health issues. His specialism and focus is issues arising from childhood.
Tajinder Kaur Deeora
MSc, DO(Hons), Dip Phyt: Pediatric Cranial Osteopath
Taj has been an osteopath for over thirty years but specialises in cranial osteopathy in the pediatric field. She was at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London for over ten years. She lectures internationally, is the head of clinical studies at the Osteopathie-Schule Deutschland in Hamburg and is a faculty member of the Sutherland Cranial College. She is the author of several books.
Fully Certified REP Pre and Post Natal Personal Trainer
Natalie has a Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training as well as a Diploma and Award in designing Pre and Postnatal Exercise Programmes. She is an author and specialises in nutrition.
Dr Emilia Falcetti
BSc (Hons) in Genetics, PhD Clinical Pharmacology
Emilia has a PhD in pharmacology and more than ten years experience as a research analyst in the pharmaceutical sector of a major global investment bank. She then went on to become Deputy Research Director for Asia in Hong Kong for another global institution. Emilia is mother to two boys.