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 - Support & Education

Community Midwives, Portishead Childrens Centre, West Hill, Portishead 07565 204751 

Health Visiting Team, Portishead Children’s Centre, West Hill (01934) 533300 or email: [email protected]

Breastfeeding and Parenting Books

Breastfeeding and Parenting books – FREE to borrow from our North Somerset libraries

North Somerset Council have put together a great FREE resource for parents. They have collated a list of evidence based books, & Libraries West now have them stocked at our local libraries for everyone – for free.

Topics include:BreastfeedingOther infant feeding topicsIntroducing solid foodsSleepResponsive parentingChildren’s books with images of breastfeeding, stories to help children think about weaning or expecting a new baby

Pop to your library to see the leaflet or check them out online here:Breastfeeding and Parenting Books – click to find out more about the books you can borrow

IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) & Postnatal Doula

Infant Feeding Support

Home visits in and around the BS20 area, & online appointments if preferred. If something is not quite going to plan, I’m here to help you get things back on track again. Breastfeeding Workshops are also really useful before you baby arrives, to help you feel more informed & confident.

Postnatal Doula Support

You can book a package of practical support to cover both the antenatal & postnatal period. This is truly a service based around you & what you need to help you feel happier & more supported at this point on your own parenting journey. One-off consultations & online check in’s are also available to offer support during those early days & weeks.

Find more information here or email me & we can fix a time for an initial chat [email protected]

Begin Well – Antenatal Education Courses

Evidence based antenatal course which gives parents-to-be the starting blocks for family life.

Working alongside volunteers in the South West, Begin Well provides affordable high quality, evidence-based antenatal classes to pregnant women and their birth partners.The course takes place over 5 weeks, and covers topics including Giving Birth and Meeting our Baby, Changes for me and us, our Health and Wellbeing and Caring for our Baby. There is no charge for the course.Our course is based on the NHS curriculum and is delivered by church volunteers across Bristol and Devon. We link parents-to-be with people and resources in their local community, so after having a baby you are supported through all the challenges and joy having a baby brings.

Find more information on our Website, follow our Facebook Page

Mamma Breastfeeding Peer Support Group

Weekly Breastfeeding Peer Support Group in Portishead – Cafe Mamma is one of the 7 breastfeeding support groups running across North Somerset. All the volunteer peer supporters are Mums who have breastfed & undertaken training to provide you with evidence based Information & support. Cafe Mamma runs weekly in Portishead. They can support you at their weekly drop in or on their Facebook group. Sessions are run by trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporters (all local mums).

Click Here for our website

Facebook Page

Cafe Mamma Portishead (our private Facebook Group)

Severn Physiotherapy

We bring physiotherapy to your door to help you be as active as you can at any stage of adult life. We have interests and experience in a large range of conditions you can have your thorough assessment and individualised treatment, at home, with minimum delay. We also offer:
  • 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.

Click Here for more details on the website

Little Passengers – Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Classes

Serenity Massage Portishead – Pregnancy Reflexology

Tamba – Multiple Pregnancy Antenatal Course


Pregnancy & Postnatal Exercise

Aquatic Harmony

Our Birthlight aqua natal pregnancy exercise classes are recommended by the Royal college of Midwifes (RCM). Our classes offer a relaxed environment in warm pools allowing you to enjoy each stage of your pregnancy, learn beneficial breathing practices, meet other expectant mums, and find time for you and your unborn baby.

Yoga movements and specialist rotations have been adapted making them achievable and comfortable for pregnant women. These specialised movements can be very beneficial if you are suffering from backache, pelvis pain (SPD, PGP) and other pregnancy related symptoms. You do not need to have practised yoga, aqua natal or be a swimmer to join us.

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Sophie Heath Women’s Fitness & Yummy Mummies

My mission is to help you achieve a healthy balance in your life whether that be through a fitness class with like minded mums or mums-to-be, nutrition coaching, personal training or an online fitness & nutrition package. I’m here to help you do more of what makes you feel good in an enjoyable, effective and accessible way so finding that healthy balance becomes the norm and you are left feeling happy and energised to look after your family!

Yummy Mummies – Group ClassesFun and effective group exercise classes for Mums in North Somerset – daytime Mum & Baby classes, Evening Mum Time classes. A great way to get fit, have fun and meet like-minded local Mums too! Babies always welcome to the daytime classes. Click the button below to find out more.

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Allmamas Pilates – Pilates – Clevedon
Yoga Glow Studio – Yoga – Portishead

Baby Massage & Baby Yoga

Portishead Children’s Centre they offer dates for Baby Massage courses across various Children’s Centres throughout the year.
Kalma Life North Somerset – baby yoga

First Aid Courses

Portishead Children’s Centre they offer dates for Baby First Aid courses across various Children’s Centres throughout the year.
NCT  www.nct.org.uk
Mini First Aid