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Local Support in & around South/Mid Hampshire

We all need to find our tribe of support to help us throughout our pregnancy and postnatal time. Please find on this page a list of local women whose knowledge and care know no bounds. (The grand majority of which I know personally and/or can attest to their wonderful services myself.)

Pre and Postnatal Information & Classes

Informed Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

Informed Birth, Pregnancy & Beyond Portsmouth is a community organisation committed to bringing families together to support each other through pregnancy, birth, newborn baby stage and beyond. Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Jessica Thorpe IBCLC

Hello, I’m an experienced Lactation Consultant and postnatal midwife covering Hampshire and parts of Wiltshire. Unhurried breastfeeding support.

Beth Broadway Empowering your positive birth

Empowering education & support from pregnancy to parenthood with Beth Broadway (Registered Midwife and Perinatal Educator) 

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Kathryn Kelly - NCT

NCT is the UK's leading charity for parents, for your First 1000 Days - right through your pregnancy, birth and beyond providing classes and information.
NCT Branches are your local parent support network:
NCT Gosport & Lee and Fareham NCT

Doula support in Hampshire

Sally Carter Solent Parenting

Sally Carter Birth & Postnatal Doula  

Sally is a birth/post-natal doula, Hypnobirthing instructor, breastfeeding enthusiast and babywearing consultant supporting you in the transition to parenthood from pregnancy through birth & beyond Solent Parenting Fareham Slingmeet

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Julia offers full birth doula support across Hampshire and West Sussex as well as online and in-person birth preparation courses.

Sophy Yildirim Doula Sophy

I am Sophy Yildirim and my personal pronouns are she/her. I am a full-spectrum antenatal, birth and postnatal doula based in Portsmouth, UK. I work in person within an 1.5 hour radius, remotely the only limit is your signal strength. I am also a birth preparation and hypnobirthing teacher.

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Rachel is a qualified humanistic counsellor and also specialises in birth and postpartum doula work. Rachel offers a variety of doula packages and is also training in hypnobirthing. She is based in Winchester and covers Hampshire and surrounding areas.

Chiropractic support for pregnancy, postnatal and babies:

Philippa Wilmot of Alverstoke Chiropractic

Philippa is a Chiropractor who mainly uses the McTimoney method of chiropractic, a light, precise technique. The gentle nature of this technique makes it suitable for babies and pregnant women. She works from Alverstoke Chiropractic in Gosport. I can highly recommend Philippa with regards to Pelvic Girdle Pain during pregnancy.  

Hypnobirthing in the local area: 

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Based in Portsmouth, Megan is a hypnobirthing teacher looking to support expectant parents through their pregnancy, labour and birth journey. She offers both in-person and online courses. 

Hana Young The Birth Tribe

Midwife and blogger extraordinaire at Mama Unexpected Hana offers Hynobirthing courses, Pregnancy Relaxation, a Positive Cesarean course and Breastfeeding Support from her base in Gosport.

Valentine Gardener Positive Birthing & Parenting

Valentine runs Hypnobirthing, Postnatal Wellbeing and Mindfulness-based Birthing & Parenting courses in and around Winchester.

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Based in Bursledon, near Southampton, Katie is a qualified and insured hypnobirthing instructor currently offering private one to one courses in Southampton and surrounding areas.

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West Sussex-based Lucy is a proud Mama, wife, birth nerd and cookie enthusiast! She's also an accredited hypnobirthing teacher! Lucy offers hypnobirthing courses both online and in-person.
 

Local Baby Classes:

Little Lights Hampshire

Creative and sensory sessions for 0-3 year olds

Based in Hampshire. The sessions have been designed by an Early Years Practitioner and our Director, Rosanna, creating a unique combination of expertise in child development and the lived experience of becoming a mum during a pandemic. Facebook page

Little Bear Baby Signing

Award winning fun, sensory rich, baby sign language classes incorporating proven speech and language techniques to nurture and develop your childs ability to communicate clearly and calmly from an early age. Jane & Helen have been teaching Hampshire families for 12 years so are thought of as your local experts and we pride ourselves on getting to know our families and providing personalised support. Futhermore, our classes are endorsed by leading speech therapists.

Nutrition and Exercise

Janine McGee Mindful Nutrition

Janine helps women on their motherhood journey using tailored nutrition to support fertility, pregnancy and beyond

Kate The Food Doula

The Food Doula provides nourishing, high quality home-cooked dishes for new parents or indeed anyone at all.

Jenna Dawn Nutrition

Jenna is a qualified and registered Nutritional Therapist who specialises in women's health and infant nutrition. Following the functional medicine model, she provides evidence-based advice that is in line with the latest scientific research. Jenna offers personalised nutritional therapy services including 1-1 consultations, workshops, and presentations.

Other fab local support

Sinead Mitchell Counsellor
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Skincare products to protect your baby's delicate skin- free from additives and made from natural ingredients. 

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I offer bespoke jewellery which is made to your specific requests.  Every item is truly unique. I can also include baby hair, ashes and even more.

Victoria Sacred Weavers

Connecting back to our bodies, our womb space, inner wisdom and power is at the root of Sacred Weavers offerings. We do this through yoga, healing ceremony and ritual, women's circles, bodywork and nature-based practices.​ Yoga classes in Fareham, Hampshire:

Pregnancy Yoga, Women's Yoga and Embodied Vinyasa Yoga. 

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Harriet is based in Salisbury and makes gorgeous bows, clips and scrunchies, including personalised bows and matching sets for mother and child.

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Becoming a mother has been the biggest and most amazing journey I have ever been on, and sometimes the hardest! My products are all designed to celebrate the journey and promote honest parenting - whether you're feeling Supertired or you want to remind yourself that you ARE a Supermum.

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Lynsey makes delightful selections of personalised and themed craft packs, gifts and party favours that are all beautifully wrapped ready to gift.
The wide range of craft packs on offer not only harness children's free flowing creativity but also encourage creative quality family time together.  
Happy feel good 'Tonic' Crafting!

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Lucy specialises in teaching yoga for pregnancy, the postnatal period and beyond. She offers classes, workshops and 121s in Portsmouth and surrounding areas and also online.

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Helen skilfully captures a moment in time so that you can treasure the memory forever, casting hands and feet so that you can cherish the newborn stage. 
Helen's work is genuinely the highest quality I've seen.

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