Giving you a skilled hand to hold during pregnancy, labour and birth.
A highly regarded Senior Midwife with over 30 years of professional experience. I believe strongly in positive birth and I am an experienced hypnobirthing practitioner and massage therapist.
I truly believe that where a woman feels confident and calm, the birth process is much quicker and easier for her, so this is what I promote and support.
Our Birth Preparation workshops are held in Sutton Coldfield and facilitated by an experienced delivery suite midwife ensuring the latest evidence-based research is provided.
Our aim is to make the event fun, easy to understand and in a totally relaxed environment to support you in labour and in personally preparing an individualised birth proposal.
We have designed a range of indulgent and therapeutic massage therapies which are perfect for soothing away those aches and pains often associated with pregnancy and postnatal recovery.
Our midwife therapist is also qualified to offer a specialist c-section massage treatment as soon as the scar is healed.
I had a wonderful 90 minute post natal full body massage with Linda 12w after the birth of my son via emergency c section. Whilst the actual surgery had been without complications and my scar healing very well, Linda advised of massage techniques and exercises I could do myself to help with overall recovery and prevent future issues with my pelvic floor etc. She carried out an assessment of my posture to ascertain the areas I needed work on during my massage. As a breastfeeding mum I was suffering particularly with shoulder neck and back pain and Linda’s magic hands worked wonders on these areas in particular. The room, lighting, music and oils were all very relaxing....I didn’t want it to end! Thank you Linda for a perfect postnatal treat!
My husband and I attending the infant feeding and newborn care last week as this is our 1st baby and we wanted all the info! We hadn’t been to any NCT classes as we could never make the dates available. I was recommended to Linda by someone else and the booking process is so easy & you can pick your own date. I would recommend anybody looking for more information to go see Linda! We received so much information on the evening and then also a follow up email with pages & pages of useful stuff. We now feel so much more confident!
Oh my word. This afternoon I had the most wonderful pregnancy massage with Frombumps2babies. I genuinely didn't realise how tense I was! I felt very pampered and came away feeling so much more relaxed. I also felt a bit more prepared for the birth of my babies (yes, they are twins!) I would 100% recommend Frombumps2babies!
My husband and I have just completed the workshops offered by Linda at Frombumps2babies after feeling wholly unprepared and overwhelmed at the prospect of becoming first time parents. All sessions were delivered at Linda’s beautiful cottage in small groups of couples. We found all sessions to be really well presented and explained, going into more detail than the NHS sessions and feeling a lot more personal. Linda is very knowledgable and that comes across in the sessions. Although we couldn’t get onto one of the hypnobirthing courses due to a clash in schedules, Linda helpfully talked us through some of the fundamental points and breathing exercises which has really lowered my anxiety around giving birth. Linda is a calming and reassuring influence. The couples massage session was done on a one to one basis. It was a real treat for me as my husband was shown how to massage me for pain relief in labour and we came away with a bottle of mixed massage oils to use on the day which smells divine and some lavender spray. The first aid session was a highlight for me as I’d not done anything like it before. I really enjoyed the fast paced dynamic of the session and won’t be forgetting the skills I learnt in a hurry. I’ve also had several pregnancy massages with Linda and can categorically say they’ve made a world of difference to how I’ve felt during pregnancy. I’d highly recommend booking some in! On the whole the workshops have been a brilliant way for my husband and I to do something together and bond over the pregnancy. A really fun and practical way to get the father involved.
I had the pleasure of meeting Linda for a couples massage tuition antenatally and again postnatally for a postnatal massage. Both experiences were fantastic and highly recommended! Linda is such a supportive person and so knowlegable she makes you feel at ease instantly. she has made a real difference for me x
I had my first pregnancy massage with Linda this morning and it was such a relaxing and calming experience. As soon as I arrived Linda made me feel at ease and comfortable. The music and hypnobirthing track that was on throughout made me feel very content and got me into the right mindset ready for labour. Linda checked the position of my baby and listened to her heartbeat which as many mum’s know, is the best sound in the world! Thank you again Linda, I’ll be back soon for either another prenatal massage if not then definitely a post natal massage - really looking forward to it! Xx
I have had a wonderful experience with Frombumps2babies throughout my pregnancy and beyond. The practical birthing session that Linda delivered was without a doubt the best information that I received about labour and birth - the workshop was incredibly practical, useful, and expertly delivered. I have also benefited hugely from attending Kerry’s Birthfit class in Bournville. Kerry is absolutely brilliant at fostering positive relationships amongst the ladies in the group and each week has involved much needed exercise, emotional support and practical help. I would thoroughly recommend Birthfit and am already looking forward to Mumfit with Kerry. Finally, the postnatal massage that I enjoyed in the second week after my baby’s birth was an incredibly important part of my recovery. Linda could not have been more welcoming to me, my husband and our newborn. The massage was heavenly and I went away feeling restored and encouraged. Thank you for looking after me so well! X
My husband and I attended both the Practical Birthing workshop and the Feeding & First Aid workshop. We really enjoyed both courses and found the information extremely useful. Linda’s positive and realistic advice has stayed with me and I plan to take her top tips to the labour room with me! In particular, she completely eased by apprehension about breastfeeding / bottle feeding. I now feel much more prepared for the arrival of our newborn. The fact Linda is a midwife is wonderful for parents to be. I found all her advice to be extremely useful and most of all delivered with a very positive approach. This is the only ante-natal course you need and I highly recommend anyone to book a course. P.s. Book in for a pregnancy massage too – it was a wonderfully relaxing experience (and the products used are gorgeous!) The fact Linda is a very experienced midwife made me feel completely at ease. I hope I can fit in another session before our baby arrives in a few weeks!
I block booked my pregnancy massage with Linda. I only managed to have one prenatal massage as I had my baby early via c-section. At my pre-pregnancy session, Linda gave a complete body massage and facial long with checking the position of my baby. Linda being a very experienced and professional midwife allowed me to feel at ease. The room was very cosy and the music was relaxing. It was a wonderful complementary prenatal experience. Linda insisted I come back for my remaining post-natal sessions when I was ready and my scar had healed. Linda was extremely accommodating as I had to take my baby along to one of the sessions due to no childcare. She tailored the session to my specific requirements and assessed my scar. Linda provided me with invaluable information regarding split abdominals and how to care for my scar. At one point Linda had to stop the session and attend to my baby and then resume when he was calm. This goes to show that Linda puts her clients needs first and being a midwife she was very patient and supportive. Both post-natal sessions were amazing and left me floating each time! I would definitely recommend booking your massage with Linda as its great value for money.
So this evening I had a wonderful pregnancy massage from the fabulous Linda Lilwall. What an incredible woman she is! I felt incredibly relaxed and loved by her throughout. Any pregnant girls (particularly the BWH crew!) get yourself to Linda for some pampering. Not forgetting to mention baby Price who also loved the whole experience and kicked me throughout!! Love you Linda 👶🏻💆🏻♀️🧡
I had a full body pregnancy massage with Linda today - this included face and scalp massage. It was amazing and I felt completely relaxed and comfortable throughout. Linda was extremely knowledgeable and put me at ease, able to answer questions I had about my pregnancy. It was a lovely touch to listen to baby’s heartbeat at the end of the massage too. I have booked in again and would definitely recommend this treatment to other mums to be. x
I had a pregnancy full body massage today with Linda. Was perfect just what I needed. Linda was very professional and very relaxing environment. Would defiantly recommend.
The main reason I joined mumfit were that I felt I truly had a workout at the session. The circuit exercises are deceptively hard and leave you with that great post workout ache. The presence of a childminder sealed the deal for me as it meant I could concentrate on my work out knowing my little one was being looked after. But if it was needed I could just dip out and help comfort/feed her as she was in the same room as me. The added bonus and what really makes Mumfit special is the postnatal support you get from Jayne. I learnt more about what has happened to my body and how to improve/heal it than I ever did from my GP/midwife. This is especially true with regards to my caesarean wound, which I thought I would have to accept and live with the way it feels. I can’t recommend enough the separate postnatal c-section massage session. It made a massive difference to my wound and the surrounding skin, removing the tight feeling of the skin and slowly helping to restore feeling in the skin.
I have joined Birthfit with Jayne at about 24 weeks, and now that I am at 37 weeks I’m still loving it. Birthfit is a fun, sociable and informative fitness class. I have met a lot of mums-to-be and I am enjoying sharing with them any kind of doubt, curiosities or different experiences. As many other couples, me and my husband decided to do the Bump2Babies practical birthing workshop with Linda, and the truth is that we have really loved it. Linda is a lovely person and an experienced and current midwife who gave us informations and a lot of precious advices. I have also did a full body, face and scalp pregnancy massage and relaxing. It was brilliant, the most relaxing experience ever. I came back home floating, so relax!!! Thanks Linda and Jayne!! I will recommend you to every local pregnant friend. 🙂
I attended Birthfit classes from 20 weeks of pregnancy and wish I’d found it sooner. Previous to pregnancy I’d enjoyed running, spin and body pump but stopped due to morning sickness so it was great to find classes built for pregnancy where I could do everything safely and for the benefit of bump. It was also great for my confidence as a first time mom to listen to the weekly discussions on various subjects and learn from the other moms! I also attended the clinic in Solihull for a massage which was divine! Designed to fix all the aches and pains pregnancy can subject your body to. Looking forward to attending Momfit after baby is born and treating myself to another massage!!
We have recently attended our second birth preparation workshop with Linda. We are expecting our first child in a few weeks, and it is quite a daunting prospect for a first time father to be. I had lots and lots and lots of questions that Linda was able to answer. Being able to share the preparation classes with other couples was a really positive experience too. I especially loved the feeding and first aid element of the session and I feel a million times more confident about the arrival of our little one. I would recommend this course for anyone who wants the lowdown on what to expect regarding birthing and baby care.
I contacted Linda after looking for support during pregnancy. I felt the other options weren’t for me, and wanted honest and practical advice. We attended both of the courses and I left feeling informed, relaxed (as you can be) and provided me with facts/tips that were very helpful. Linda is a midwife who is up to date, very honest and tells you as it is. In a good way! We learnt more in 3hrs than some of my friends learnt in 3 days with other classes. Following the course I had a massage, which was amazing but also gave me 121 time with Linda to ask questions and chat through my worries. I only wish I could have her with me on the big day! I now plan to try the birth fit classes and would have no hesitation recommending this course to other new mums. Thank you Linda you are wonderful x
I joined Birthfit with Jayne at about 14 weeks, and at 35 weeks I’m still loving it. I’ve recommended it to every local pregnant friend. If your time is precious, then Birthfit is perfect because I find some pregnancy yoga classes waffle on a bit for me, whereas Birthfit is informative, fun, sociable and a safe but worthwhile workout. Birthfit is an effective fitness class, I’ve met loads of friendly local mums-to-be, and there’s a parentcraft section at the end which is always really useful (typical topics are hospital bags, or pelvic floors, or the labour process.) I’m definitely going to do Mumfit after my baby. I chose to do the Bump2Babies practical birthing workshop with Linda. It was my number one best pregnancy purchase. My main reason for choosing the course was I love Linda’s style - so approachable, honest and engaging. Being an experienced and current midwife she has so much wisdom and common sense that she shares in a very easy to access format. My husband and I had been reluctant to sign up for other brands of AnteNatal classes as they were a bigger time commitment, plus I’d heard quite negative reviews about their content and delivery from a lot of my friends. Linda’s class was perfect because it was straight talking, non judgmental, to the point and practical. Every minute we were there was time well spent, we both learnt so much, and had fun together in the process. Also, the bundle with the massage was amazing value. It was sooo relaxing and luxurious. In fact, I’m very tempted to book another one � Thanks Linda and Jayne! I’ll keep recommending you to all my pregnant family and friends xx
Had an amazing pregnancy massage by the wonderful Linda today- I'm 20 weeks and I suffer with anxiety; I've never felt so relaxed and at ease during a massage before now. Would highly recommend her services �
Wow had a pregnancy massage today and was exactly what I needed! I’ve never had a massage before and was little nervous but Linda made me feel so comfortable! Was a lovely experience and feel fantastic now. Would highly recommend! Thank you so much! Xx