Meet the Founder of Wildflower
I'm Clare, Mummy of two horse mad girls , wife to a footy fan who loves shopping (unlike me) and fur mummy to our ever growing menagerie of rescue animals! We live in organised chaos in a little Worcestershire Village.
I am of Romany Gypsy descent, nature is in my blood and bones and keeps me sane! On retreat in Glastonbury recently i discovered a love for cold water swimming and this is quickly becoming a new passion.
My mission in this lifetime is to create a network of authentic, inclusive, diverse support for women all over the globe (nothing huge or anything)
How it all began...
I've worked with families in one capacity or another for over 20 years and undertaken a vast amount of professionally recognised training , including:
-BA (hons) Integrated Working with Children & Families
-Early Years Teacher Training
-PGCert Coaching & Teaching
-Perinatal Doula Training
-200 hr RYT Yoga Teacher (currently completing 500 hour training)
-Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
-Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
- Fertility Yoga Teacher Training
-Ayurvedic Nutritionist Certification
-Baby Massage & Yoga Teacher Training
-Hypnobirthing Teacher Training
-Antenatal Teacher Training
But it wasn't until i began planning for my own family that i really discovered my soul purpose.
The journey into Motherhood for me wasn't straight forward - i had undiagnosed infertility which turned out to be related to PCOS and Endometriosis. It took 6 years for me to become a mummy and i suffered the trauma of losing three precious, much longed for babies along the way.
The support i received after my miscarriages was incredibly poor and this is something that i feel passionately about changing- no woman should be placed on a maternity ward full of new mums and babies when they have just been told they have lost theirs.
My first birth experience was nothing short of traumatic. I was unprepared (i'm not sure i could allow myself to believe my pregnancy would get that far) and i had no idea what my options were. I have never felt so vulnerable and out of control in my life. This experience left me struggling with Postnatal Anxiety - i wanted everything to be perfect, i wouldn't allow myself to rest or accept help and i became convinced something would happen to my baby. The one time i reached out for support my health visitor told me that it would mean 'a lot of paperwork', so i left it there - how sad is that?
I went onto have a second miracle baby 18 months later , she suffered with horrific colic and reflux and literally woke on the hour every hour - my mental health took a dip again, there was zero support.
When i returned to work full time i knew that i was running myself into the ground - i was depleted on all levels and felt i was never truly giving 100% to anything . I was miserable. I needed to step off this treadmill.
So i did!
I had no plan, no savings and a full time wage to replace - was this scary? YES! But i trusted that i would find a way to make things work - I had to.
This is when Wildflower was born!
A business that enabled me to work around my family and not the other way round
A business that allowed me to be all of who i am and not try to squeeze myself into a box i'm not meant to be in
A business that made a real difference to the lives of other women
A business that earned me substantially more money than my old 9-5
And now i get to share this with women all over the World who want to do the same - it is completely possible for you too
Find out how to get started here