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. 

A group for expectant & new parents to help empower a positive pregnancy, birth & postnatal period via peer to peer support. 

The Positive Birth Movement, South Hampshire group meets on the first Friday of each month, 10:30am - 12pm at The White Hart in Cadnam. (Online during Covid-19) 

Hampshire Doulas believe in families of all types & sizes & support you unconditionally to make your own choices. Use the "Find a Doula" page to help find the right Doula for you! 

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. 

Hana Young (Midwife) offers Hypnobirthing Classes using The Little Birth Company method both remotely & from her base in Gosport. She has a wealth of knowledge & experience & continues to support clients postnatally via her Birth Tribe Community. 

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. 

Run by Zana Parker & Barbara Wyant, Birthing with Confidence offers hypnobirthing course, antenatal classes & counselling in the Southampton, Romsey, New Forest, Winchester & surrounding area. 

Avril Walters is a Mindful Mama Hypnobirthing practitioner & Antenatal Teacher based in Portsmouth offering both group & private sessions. 

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, Fareham & 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 

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. 

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. 

Southsea Slings is a baby carrying consultancy established in 2012. Run by Sophy & Rachel they run drop-in sessions & consultations for baby carrier retail, advise & hires. 


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