What’s On: Pregnancy & Postnatal
Being a parent starts the moment you see the blue line on a pregnancy test, and this section of the Portishead Parent site is where you’ll find everything you need to see you through until little one arrives, & into the postnatal period together.
You’ll also find Baby Massage & First Aid courses here too.
Pregnancy & Postnatal Services
Portishead Community Midwifes – 01275 841630, option 3
Portishead Health Visitors – 01275 885566
Mamma Knows – Birth & Postnatal Doula
Antenatal Education, Birth Support & Postnatal Support – A range of support centred around YOU. Prepare to breastfeed workshop, practical support at home, a listening ear, breastfeeding support, finding your ‘village’, emotional wellbeing, understanding your pelvic floor, understanding sleep, Introducing solid foods etc. You may find a one-off consultation is all you need, alternatively you may prefer some regular support.Find me on the Website, follow my Facebook Page for helpful tips & links, & look me up on the The Doula Directory
- Health Professional – contact your Midwife or Health Visitor
- Postnatal Doula – contact a local Postnatal Doula on The Doula Directory
- Breastfeeding Peer Support Group – There are 7 weekly groups running across North Somerset. All the volunteer peer supporters are Mums who have breastfed & undertaken Accredited training to provide Information & Support. Cafe Mamma runs weekly in Portishead. They can support you at their weekly drop in, they also run antenatal ‘Bumps Sessions’, & can support you by phone or on their Facebook group.
- National Breastfeeding Helpline – Phone or web chat support National Breastfeeding Helpline
- Lactation Consultant – You can search for one here Find an IBCLC
Ali Burlingham – Women’s Wellbeing
Ali is a woman’s health specialist who has over five years experience in the pregnancy and postnatal field, centred around women’s wellbeing. Her fun Hypnobirthing classes can be taken either 1-2-1 or in a group, she offers refresher courses too. As a Holistic Core Restore coach her Post Natal Health classes focus on helping to return back to exercise safely, working from the inside out! Any Pelvic Floor or Diastasis problems can also be addressed through these classes. All group classes are being held at Walnut Grove clinic in Portishead.Click Here to find out more
Birth Bliss Academy – Your Birth Your Way
This 6 week online antenatal course comes highly recommended. It would be a great accompaniment to any other antenatal course you are doing, or can be used on it’s own.Click Here to find out more
Cafe Mamma Breastfeeding Support – Bumps Session
Sessions run by trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporters (all local mums). It includes what to expect in those early weeks, tips on feeding while out & about & lots more. No need to book, just turn up & please bring your partner or friend with you. (parents attending the community midwives antenatal sessions are invited as part of their sessions, but all expectant parents are welcome to attend any Bumps Session).Click Here for dates
The Daisy Foundation
I’m Ellie, I’m a mum of 3 and a perinatal teacher with The Daisy Foundation Portishead, Nailsea and Yatton. I offer a selection of classes, workshops and group sessions for you in pregnancy and as a new parent. I’ll help you to enjoy a positive pregnancy, confident birth and cut through the overwhelm as you find your way with your little one!Click Here for more details on the website
Dr Perks’ Poorly Poppets
We are a team of doctors & health visitors who run sessions for parents with children 0 to 2 years. We give advice on why this age group is often unwell. We discuss what self-help measures will reduce any discomfort. You’ll learn what to do if your baby is choking. We discuss what to look for when your baby is unwell, when to worry & who to call for advice.Click Here for our website or Find us on Facebook
Jane Geldart – Celebrant
I am an independent celebrant. I design, write and deliver ceremonies and celebrations for those special occasions in your life such as weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals. They are personal, unique and authentic to you. I create and craft a celebration that makes beautiful and lasting memories for you and your family. See www.janegeldart.co.uk for more information and to connect with me on social media.
- Pregnancy massage at your home, and we can attend baby showers.
- Strength and balance classes in Walnut Grove to help prevent falls and build confidence with walking. This is specific exercise to help you achieve your goals and get back to continue with the activities you love.
- Friendly outdoor fitness and relaxation sessions for mums/grannies with babies at the Lake Grounds in Portishead. You can come along to exercise with or without your little one and meet other mums too.
Bloom & Birth – Hypnobirthing antenatal birth preparation
The Doula Directory – antenatal & postnatal Doula support. Clink Here to Find a Doula
First Encounters Ultrasound – 3D/4D ultrasound scans
Lucy Webber Breastfeeding – Lactation Consultant
NCT – antenatal classes & more www.nct.org.uk
Postnatal Care – private midwife
Rock Steady Baby Hypnobirthing
Serenity Massage Portishead – Pregnancy Reflexology
Tamba – Multiple Pregnancy Antenatal Course
The Bristol Sling Library
Pregnancy & Postnatal Exercise
Ali Burlingham – Women’s Wellbeing
As a Holistic Core Restore coach Ali offers a Post Natal Health course that is designed to improve your core strength and pelvic floor, which is the best way to set up a lifetime of good pelvic health. The comprehensive 6 or 12 week programme is designed for all women (from pregnancy through to postnatal period and beyond) who want/need to work on their pelvic floor, core and overall health in a functional exercise programme. Each class, within the course, has an educational element to it covering nutrition to aid recovery, how to gain 10 minutes me time through to practical ways to continue the good work at home. An educational booklet, kit and online portal are all included. Courses are being held at Walnut Grove clinic, in Portishead, on a Tuesday evening or a Wednesday morning and the class sizes are no larger than 8 ladies so everyone can get the attention they deserve. .
The Daisy Foundation
I’m Ellie, I’m a mum of 3 and a perinatal teacher with The Daisy Foundation Portishead, Nailsea and Yatton. I offer a selection of classes, workshops and group sessions for you in pregnancy and as a new parent. I’ll help you to enjoy a positive pregnancy, confident birth and cut through the overwhelm as you find your way with your little one!Click Here for more details on our website
Pilates Fit Portishead
I am pre and post-natal qualified and run 6-week postnatal Pilates courses throughout the year.
My postnatal courses include a strong focus on strengthening core and pelvic floor after having a baby, as well as helping to improve posture and flexibility.
Babies are welcome to join you at my postnatal classes and class sizes at kept small to provide plenty of space and allow for feedback and support.
We always check for abdominal separation at the start of a postnatal course and I include exercises to help close abdominal separation if it exists.
I also offer private classes at my home studio or your own home.
Yoga Glow Studio Pregnancy Yoga is all about nurturing and strengthening you and your baby during pregnancy. It will help ensure a relaxing and comfortable pregnancy, release any discomforts and help prepare you for childbirth. It’s also about creating a bond between you and your baby that you can take with you into parenthood.Classes are friendly and informal and suitable to everyone from 14 weeks gestation, whether you have done yoga before or not. Everyone who comes will be at a different stage in pregnancy and with different symptoms so I aim to make my teaching as tailored as possible to the individual.
Benefits of Prenatal yoga
Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth and build strength and stamina overall.
Reduce stress and anxiety and encourage you to trust that your body will open up during labour and childbirth
Bonding with your baby
Encourage your baby into an optimal position for birth
Prepare you for a natural childbirth and learning acceptance if you do need to have interventions
Join a community with other expectant mums
Kate’s Physio Yoga – yoga suitable for Postnatal
Yoga Body Zen Mind – Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga
Yoga by Finnola – Pregnancy Yoga
Yoga Friendly – Yoga & Pregnancy Yoga
Yummy Mummies North Somerset – Postnatal Exercise
Baby Sensory – Hello Baby Massage
Specifically developed from birth to 3 months. Hello Baby Massage will introduce baby massage, baby exercise, baby reflexology, sensory integration and bonding activities.
Daisy Baby Tinies & Wrigglers
Daisy Baby Tinies – (around 6 wks to 4/5 months) Our fourth trimester mum and baby class helps you enjoy a safe and supported first few months. We incorporate baby massage, baby yoga, postnatal movement and baby care education. It is a small, relaxed and informal group where you can find your way amongst friends. Daisy Baby Wrigglers – (4/5 months to 10 months) A weekly class for mum and baby to help you learn how to use a variety of tools such as baby massage, baby yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and sensory experiences. These will help support your baby’s development, your connection and you will also have fun together! This is a time full of firsts and smiles for you both and these classes are all about enjoying this precious time with your little one amongst friends.
Baby Massage Bristol South
First Aid Courses
Mini First Aid