Local Support

Committed to supporting families to create community and find the information they need when pregnant, birthing and finding their way as a new family. The team are made up of a variety of local perinatal practitioners & birth/baby enthusiasts waiting to welcome & support you on your parenting journeys. They hold twice monthly community meet-ups (online during Covid-19) to facilitate discussion & information sharing on all things birth, baby & local maternity services. 

My wonderful, friend & co-doula Sophy Yildirim is based in Southsea. She & I LOVE working together & so we have created our Shared Care packages. However, she also offers Birth & Postnatal Doula services, sling consultations & workshops & supports parents on their lactation journeys. She also facilitates a wonderful walking group who meet weekly for fresh air, gentle exercise, chat, tea & cake! 

The Daisy Foundation classes take you from 14wks pregnant through to your baby's 2nd birthday with a variety of empowering & supportive classes. Beth Broadway (Midwife), Sarah Lewis, Ashley Raynor & Terri Canning make up the wonderful team of practitioners covering East Southampton right along the Solent to Chichester & Bognor Regis. 

Claire offers Hypnobirthing Classes both remotely & from her base at home in Clanfield. She holds a diploma in KG Hypnobirthing & is a regular at Informed Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Community Meet-Ups. 

Emma is based in based in Southampton & also covers the surrounding areas offering Hypnobirthing classes using The Little Birth Company Method. Emma is also the Chair of Southampton Maternity Voices Partnership.

Katie lives in Burseldon, Southampton & is a trained Little Birth Company hypnobirthing instructor & ABM Mother Supporter

Alverstoke Chiropractic Clinic is a small, patient centred practice in Gosport founded by Philippa Wilmot in 2010. Philippa mainly uses the McTimoney method & has a passion for Pregnancy & Paediatric care. She truly has, "Magic Hands"!

Kat offers both online & in person Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga in Sarisbury Green, Whiteley & the Surrounding area. 

Ann-Maree Purnell has a wealth of knowledge & experience as a qualified Pilates Instructor, including Pre & Postnatal Pilates. She works both remotely & in person across Southampton & Fareham, working 1-2-1, in small groups & classes. 

Portsmouth, Havant, Waterlooville, Petersfield, Liss, Hayling Island, Basingstoke, Fareham, Whiteley & Gosport are all areas covered by The Breastfeeding Network. These local projects are supported by groups of Volunteer Mums who have all themselves breastfed. Check out the following social media links to find a Support group near you & how to access online &/or remote breastfeeding support too. 
Please email: bfnsouthcoast@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk if you live in the above areas to request remote breastfeeding support during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

You may also find these Breastfeeding Network websites valuable too: 

Other Local Breastfeeding Support includes:

Lynn Timms, Registered Nurse, Health Visitor & IBCLC 
Lynn runs Breastfeeding Matters, providing breastfeeding support & tongue-tie divisions on a private basis in the Portsmouth, Hampshire & Isle of Wight area. 

You may also use the following link to search for an IBCLC near you or this one to search for a Tongue-Tie Practitioner near you. 

 South Coast Placentas (formerly Placenta Mamas) 
Kimberley is based in Fareham but covers most of South Hampshire & into West Sussex providing a safe, high quality, affordable placenta remedie service. Fully trained by IPEN & approved by Fareham BC Environmental Health with a Grade 5 Food Hygiene rating. 

Caroline is also an IPEN trained Placenta Remedies specialist approved by Arun Environmental Health. However, she is also a Doula, Nutritionist & Homeopath. Caroline covers all of Sussex, Hampshire & Surrey. 

Stubbington Natural Health Clinic  based in Stubbington. This clinic offer a range of complimentary therapies including osteopathy, massage, acupuncture, reflexology, etc... 

Vicki Hudson Reflexology  based in Portsmouth

Jenny Lockyer Reflexology  based in Gosport

Tania Meacher - Womb Whisperer based in Havant Tania offers pregnancy & postnatal massage, moxibustion, reflexology & much more. 

Relax & Rewind - Zoe is based in Titchfield Park & offers Pregnancy massage & reflexology 

Gillian Carpenter - Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist (know as the pinlady) based in Emsworth 

Toes 2 Heal - Qualified Midwife Emily, offers Reflexology & Moxibustion based at her home studio in Porchester

Desiree Rawson Holistic Sleep Coach  based in Odiham, North Hants

Baby Sleep & Nurture  based in Romsey

Nurture Sleep - Angela Andrews based in Portsmouth

Dadz Club - Portsmouth & other locations nationally 

PANDAS Postnatal Depression & Awareness Support  - Hampshire PANDAS Group 

Solent Mind - Support for better Mental Health 

The Naked Midwives - private Midwifery Led Antenatal Education 

Helen Robinson - Peace & Light Midwifery 

South Coast Private Midwives  (also tongue-tie practitioners) 


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