A BIT ABOUT US
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT
The URBANFAMILIES is family-centred classes provider and online hub with the mission of inspiring and empowering women and their significant others to achieve the healthiest pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. We believe that every single one of us has the ability to achieve incredible things and truly enjoy being a parent.
However, sometimes the parenthood journey can be challenging. Being a parent is like being on a roller coaster ride in the dark, sometimes you may feel alone, you may feel scared, there are ups and downs, you haven’t got a clue what’s coming next, but all the while you feel exhilarated, it’s exciting. Worry not, you are not on your own. We all feel like this at some point. The good news is that we are here to support you every step on the way. We help you to stay focused, learn as much as you can, get you inspired, build a network of support around ourselves, keep going and keep the faith.
The evidence shows that first 1000 days of life- the time spanning roughly between conception and baby's second birthday- is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established. The evidence on the powerful role of loving nurture in the emotional, social and cognitive development of children is powerful. Parenting is therefore more important than we could ever have imagined. The URBANFAMILIES is a great community space to support new parents and babies. Our classes aim to build parents’ confidence and happiness and in turn enable babies to grow up to become happy, independent and resilient adults.
''There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.'
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT PAULINA
'Paulina has supported us during our first pregnancy, her amazing ability to connect with parents and her generosity of spirit, have ensured our journey into parenthood was something very special. She also created a vibrant, inspiring, and very helpful platform to support parents. As we continue with our parenting bliss and challenges I will defiantly use URBANFAMILIES services again and look for guidance from parents hub on the website.’ ~ Dominica
‘We did hypnobirthing course with Paulina and really enjoyed the whole experience, most importantly we achieved the birth that we wanted. Paulina shows endless enthusiasm for the URBANFAMILIES to provide parents with an environment to share, learn and develop from like-minded parents and is definitely a group I am happy to support.' ~ Natalie
HOW CAN WE HELP?
We are here to help you enjoy your parenthood journey. Here are the kind of things you will find going on here:
Weekly videos: a 10 minute dose of inspiration to help you succeed in parenthood. Our videos cover a wide range of topics that are selected by you.
The magazine: beautifully designed magazine is the perfect read for anyone looking for inspiration and advice based on the most recent evidence.
The Members’ Club: an online community where you can mingle with like-minded parents and get the support you need.
Facebook page: our Facebook page is where you can get shots of inspiration throughout the day.
The URBANFAMILIES started on a day in January…
With new year come new resolutions, mine was to create something special, something I could build by myself using all my skills. I really wanted midwifery to be the centre of my new exciting project but I also wanted to put my entrepreneur and creative skills in use. That one day in January, is when I decided that I was going to start a project to not only provide holistic services to parents but also create hub to inspire and empower them. Having created non for profit project before to help deaf parents on their journey into the parenthood, it was extremely important to me to give back to the community. I have decided that every time someone books with us in turn we will provide classes to disadvantaged and vulnerable parents who would otherwise not be able to access these services. The URBANFAMILIES has not only inspired me, but it's inspired other people too and that makes me smile. The foundation of URBANFAMILIES combines the physical with the inner emotional and spiritual journey. By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, we promote awareness of the interdependency of all these aspects in personal health and wellbeing. I hope everything that what we created can help comfort parents that are feeling uneasy, because let me tell you-every parent has times like that- it’s just that not many parents like to talk about it. Therefore, I wanted to create a platform for parents to be able to do just that- to be able to talk about their experiences in honest and frank way, sharing both good times and bad times. Every parent will face lots of bliss moments and equivalent number of challenges- let’s share them and help to inspire each other. Please get involved.
Just under three years earlier…
I’ve first started practicing pregnancy wellness classes in 2013 when I was pregnant with my son. I have experienced first hand the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, yoga and hypnobirthing when giving birth at home in Manchester. Since then I have become very passionate about holistic therapies and incorporated them in my everyday clinical midwifery practice. In order to offer best possible service to parents-to-be, in the last five years I have been gaining additional qualifications and expanding on my knowledge and skills- to this very day, I still do. I'm very passionate about URBANFAMILIES and always on a look to improve things, to make them even bigger. URBANFAMILIES is one big family and I hope you will join us too!