About The Instructors
The Birth Collective instructors are experienced healthcare professionals currently practicing in their fields. Learn more about them here!
Dr Leah Deutsch MBBS MRCOG LLB RYT500
Leah is an Obsterics & Gynaecology Doctor & a prenatal yoga teacher. She currently works as a Senior Registrar in a busy London hospital and has a special interest in acute gynaecology, early pregnancy and advanced labour ward.
Having worked as a doctor both in the NHS and Australia for over 12 years, her approach to supporting women through their pregnancy and birth has significantly changed in that time. The experience amassed over those years, directly observing what seems to work and what doesn’t for women in their pregnancy, led to a growing frustration that this knowledge wasn’t widely available through the current system.
In 2015 she completed her yoga teacher training and subsequently went on to train with a number of well regarded teachers internationally. Teaching group and private classes and providing free prenatal yoga videos, through The Yoga Doc, she is a huge advocate of using yoga throughout pregnancy and is delighted to be able to bring this unique module for you to experience.
Dr Brooke Vandermolen MBBS BSc
Brooke is an NHS doctor currently working and training as a Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London. She has experience clinically, dealing with all aspects of women’s health and pregnancy, including assessing patients with a range of gynaecological concerns, and performing and assisting in surgical procedures. Her research in the fields of maternal medicine and high-risk pregnancy has been presented at major international conferences and published in prominent medical journals.
Much more exciting than this, however, is that Brooke recently became a mother for the second time. Experiencing pregnancy and labour as a patient was one of the most transformative experiences of her career. This new perspective drove her to seek out and share answers to the questions she had herself when pregnant.
She created her educational platform “The OBGYN mum” via which Brooke shares insights and tips around pregnancy, birth, fertility, menopause and more through social media and blog posts. She aims to empower women by imparting knowledge in a relatable way and simplifying common issues.
As an experienced medical writer, Brooke has been featured in a range of UK media outlets such as The Telegraph and The Huffington Post.
Jadesola Oginni, Diabetic Specialist Midwife
Jadesola is an NHS Diabetic Specialist Midwife working in one of London’s busiest hospitals. She has spent her time working on labour ward, antenatal ward, postnatal ward and within the community setting. She is currently working within a continuity of carer team providing women with specialised diabetes care right from pre-conception, pregnancy, labour and postnatal period. She is a huge advocate for enhancing wellbeing during both pregnancy and labour.
Jadesola realised during her time in the community that many women had many questions but time was limited to answer them. She decided to create the All Births platform, which provides both evidence-based information and personal experience from a ‘shop floor’ midwife. Jadesola is passionate about preparing parents to-be for pregnancy, labour, birth and their new life as parents and beyond.