Our Vision...

The Health and Wellbeing Academy is a centre of excellence in promoting positive birth experience to women and society. The Academy promotes a variety of midwifery initiatives, and enhances the student experience by involving them in the fundamental aspects of the midwife’s role.

Our midwifery initiative promotes a culture of physiological birth and positive parenting as the norm. Our aim is to lead the way, through the Academy and wider midwifery community, in the drive for change within maternity services, to ensure all women have access to appropriate evidence-based care.

Student Midwives 

Our student midwives support and/or run a number of our midwifery and parenting classes. They provide support and information pre and post birth to women and their birthing partners.

Groups and Classes

Breastfeeding & New Mum Support Group

Breastfeeding & New Mum Support Group

A support group based in the 360 Clubroom for new and breastfeeding mothers.  This is a relaxed and sociable group where mothers can breastfeed, chat and troubleshoot with the support from both student midwives & midwives from Swansea University.

Positive Parenting

Antenatal Positive Parenting

Antenatal classes with a focus on a more holistic view of preparing for birth and parenting. 

Grow Baby

Grow Baby

A drop-in group for expectant parents and those with babies up to one year.

Birth Trauma Clinic

Birth Trauma Clinic

One-to-one support for mothers and partners who are experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after childbirth.

Meet the Midwifery and Parenting Team

Susie Moore

Susie Moore has been a midwife for 20 years and has worked in a variety of maternity settings from home to hospital. She is now a senior lecturer at Swansea University and a certified birth trauma resolution practitioner. 

Sophie Cunningham

Sophie qualified as a midwife in September 2009, from Swansea University. Since qualifying Sophie has had a range of experience in a variety of different roles within midwifery, working in London, Melbourne and Bristol before finally returning home to work locally as a midwife and in a new and exciting role as a midwifery lecturer in Swansea University in 2014.

Sophie is passionate about promoting informed choice for women, to aid them in the numerous decisions they will be asked to make throughout their pregnancies, labour and birth. She believes this starts with excellent education for student midwives, in helping them understand the evidence that guides midwifery practice and empowering them to, in turn, support and empower women in their care. 

Alys Einion

Alys Einion, Associate Professor of midwifery, qualified as a midwife in 1998 and became a lecturer in 2005. She is passionate about supporting women to be confident in their ability to birth and parent children and about striving for equality in midwifery and in education.

She has published many articles and chapters in journals and books about midwifery, gender, sexuality and complementary therapies.

Alys is qualified as a midwife, complementary therapist and hypnobirthing practitioner and offers hypnobirthing classes in the Health and Welbeing Academy.  

Sarah Norris

Sarah Norris has been a midwife for over 20 years and has worked in hospital and community settings. She is now a midwifery teacher and accredited as a Hypnobirthing practitioner and Birth Trauma  therapist.

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Lucy Evans

Lucy graduated as a midwife from Swansea University in 2006. Since then she has had a broad range of clinical experience in both the low risk and high risk setting. Lucy has worked locally in Wales within ABMU and in The Royal Bournemouth Hospital and for Imperial College London. She joined the Lecturing Team here in Swansea in 2017 and is very passionate about promoting a positive experience for women and their families throughout their contact with maternity services. 

Lucy Evans

Student Midwives

Our student midwives support and/or run a number of our midwifery and parenting classes. They provide support and information pre and post birth to women and their birthing partners.