Recommended services and organisations

The following are individuals, services and organisations local to South Hampshire that I personally recommend. Click on picture to go to the relevant website for more information.

Social support for pregnancy, birth and all things post natal.

Informed pregnancy, birth and beyond

IPBB is a grassroots, not for profit community group based in South East Hampshire. 

We are committed to supporting families to create community and find the information they need when pregnant, birthing and finding their way as a new family. 

Meet-ups take place in Portsmouth 2nd Friday of the month and in Fareham 3rd Tuesday of the month, usually in a cafe.

Birthing pool for hire.


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.

Hypnobirthing and birth education classes

Southsea Birthing

Megan is based in Portsmouth and offers a hypnobirthing course along with a no-nonsense approach to birth education and preparation to change the narrative around birth, supporting you to have a positive, informed and empowered pregnancy and birth experience.

Lucy Jasmine Yoga
Classes for pregnancy and post natal mums and babies

Lucy Jasmine Yoga

Based in Cosham, Lucy offers in-person pregnancy and baby yoga along with online classes.

Lucy Jasmine Yoga
Placenta remedies specialist

South Coast Placenta

Many women find using their placenta following birth to be of real benefit to them.

Kimberley is fully licensed for all preparations, including encapsulation, tinctures and homeopathic treatments.

Lucy Jasmine Yoga
Celebrant and Interfaith Minister

Bryony Wildblood

Bryony is an Independent Celebrant and Interfaith Minister who is dedicated to creating personal and heartfelt ceremonies for baby naming, weddings and other rites of passage.

Lucy Jasmine Yoga
Specialist women's physiotherapy

Grosvenor Clinic

Lindsey Wimshurst is a specialist physiotherapist dealing with women's health, particularly perineal, abdominal and continence issues.

Based in Denmead.

Lucy Jasmine Yoga
Association for the Improvement in Maternity Services


AIMS has been providing information and support to women and their families since 1960.

Their Pregnancy, Birth and Infant Feeding pages are intended to provide useful information on a variety of topics frequently asked about. This information is not intended to replace medical advice, but instead to help women to work out what questions they may wish to ask their health care providers to help them to make their own decisions.

Lucy Jasmine Yoga
For all things birth research

Dr Sara Wickham

Dr Sara Wickham is a research doctoral midwife with a mission to ensure that properly carried out research and its findings are adopted by health care professionals.

I would encourage anyone with queries about their pregnancy or birth to check on her website, sign up to her newsletter or buy her books if you want more detailed information.


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