Down to Earth Jackie

My name is Jackie Allatson and I am a Registered Midwife
and mum of 3 grown up children.

My background is in healthcare, first as a nurse in the early 1980’s and then as an NHS Midwife in both hospital and community; I am now a midwife with the Leicestershire Home Birth Team. I have always believed that a positive mind equates to a positive body and aim to promote empowerment whenever I possibly can.

I developed Down to Earth Birth classes in response to the lack of practical, common-sense childbirth preparation classes for couples in the area of South Leicestershire where I worked as a community midwife. This has now developed into a single, six hour workshop, offering evidence-based fun and interactive activities for expectant mums and their birth partner. The course follows the Royal College of Midwives accredited training course with The Real Birth Company.

I have always had a particular interest in birth preparation and believe that if parents-to-be are adequately and realistically prepared, they are more likely to have a more positive experience and potentially, a better birth outcome.

Down to Earth therapies focuses on Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage and Crystal Reiki Healing, all of which are available to anyone and everyone, men and women of any age; but due to my background, I have particular skills in women’s health and maternity. I have also trained as a Reiki practitioner and this too is available to anyone.

Therapy sessions are carried out with the same positive attitude of empowerment in the belief that this philosophy intensifies the therapeutic effect.

“I had the headachey lotion and it’s fab. I suffer with lots of headaches and migraines and I tend to, now, use the lotion rather than analgesics. Highly recommended.”


“Jackie very kindly made me a pot of aromatherapy infused massage lotion, to help with muscle soreness after I finally got myself back in the gym (and there was plenty of soreness to try it out on!). I absolutely love the smell and it worked a treat. I just took the pot with me on our narrow boat holiday and it came in handy when my Dad fell off the boat into the canal and badly pulled his calf! Thank you Jackie x”


“I would most definitely recommend reflexology during pregnancy and after especially with Jackie.
I went in feeling emotionally and physically drained and came out feeling positive and ready for labour.I also made a wonderful friend too. Thankyou lovely Jackie.”


“While the antenatal class was great in knowing all the options available to you, my husband thinks it helped him understand a lot too, her reflexology/aromatherapy through pregnancy was blissful. An absolute steal as well as Jackie always had such helpful advice and support on pregnancy and labour. Can’t recommend her enough, thank you so much Jackie, you’ve been a guiding star x”


“I’ve had lots of reflexology over the last few years and I can say Jackie is up there with the best of them. Great touch, very relaxing and she provides a wonderful serene atmosphere. I don’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone!”


“Amazing at what she does loved every minute and is so down to earth. Talked me through every thing I had an issue with so happy thank you so much Jackie Xxx”


“Have just had late pregnancy reflexology done by Jackie and wow I have never felt so relaxed in my life…. Lovely lady thank you sooo much highly recommended to everyone x”


“Fantastic parenting class that me and my husband attended. I’m 7 days away from my due date and although I’m still nervous about labour, the class has given me so much more confidence and an insight into what to expect, when, signs of labour and how to deal with everything! Well worth attending. Thanks jackie xx”

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