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
Portishead Parent Doula Support
Antenatal & Postnatal Support – A range of support centered 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 workshop 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, Health Visitor or GP to advise or refer you
- Breastfeeding Peer Supporter – find them at your local Breastfeeding Support Group – In North Somerset they are all volunteer Mums who have breastfed & undertaken Accredited training to provide Information & Support. See Cafe Mamma to find how they can support you at their weekly groups, with their monthly antenatal ‘Bumps Session’, & phone or online support.
- Breastfeeding Specialist Clinic – specialist midwives & health visitors (your health professional or breastfeeding Peer Supporters can refer you if you need specialist support)
- Breastfeeding Counsellor – Trained & usually work in a volunteer capacity with Association of Breastfeeding Mothers & nct
- Lactation Consultant – You can search here www.lcgb.org to find one in your area & you can verify an IBCLC here www.iblce.org
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
A weekly class for expectant mums to help you enjoy pregnancy, stay mobile, learn about your changing baby and body, and prepare for a confident birth. We take the best elements of pregnancy yoga, active birth and hypnobirthing and wrap all of these together alongside antenatal education. These classes are just as suitable for you second, third (or more) baby, as they are for your first. We also have a selection of workshops for you to attend with your birth partner, to give you space to prepare together. As well as birth preparation these can be extended to cover newborn care if you would like.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.
I offer both Hypnobirthing & Spinning Babies classes. I believe that Hypnobirthing has improved birth for the vast majority of women BUT I think that potentially there is ‘room in the womb’ for a little more information. I would like couples to be aware of exercises that they can do before and during labour that can help balance the mothers muscles in her pelvis (pelvic floor) and so help the baby to navigate the mothers pelvis more easily.Click Here for more details on the website
- 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
The Natural Pregnancy Partnership – Complementary therapists for pre and post natal women
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. .
A weekly class for expectant mums to help you enjoy pregnancy, stay mobile, learn about your changing baby and body, and prepare for a confident birth. We take the best elements of pregnancy yoga, active birth and hypnobirthing and wrap all of these together alongside antenatal education. These classes are just as suitable for you second, third (or more) baby, as they are for your first. We also have a selection of workshops for you to attend with your birth partner, to give you space to prepare together. As well as birth preparation these can be extended to cover newborn care if you would like.Click Here for full detail 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.
Pilates in Practise
My classes are small informal and friendly, with a maximum of 10 people allowing for lots of individual attention where desired. Clients are encouraged to offer feedback and ask questions during the class. Yanley Court in Long Ashton offers a spacious & relaxing studio for classes. Babies are very welcome to accompany you to our Postnatal classes.
- Pregnancy massage at your home, and can attend baby showers too!
- Lake Sessions: friendly outdoor fitness and relaxation sessions for mums and grannies with babies at the Lake Grounds in Portishead, Fridays 9:30am. You can come along to exercise with or without the little ones and meet other mums too.
- Physiotherapy assessment in your own home and individualised treatments including exercises, massage, manual therapy, electro therapy and support for a large range of conditions.
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
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