You & Your Baby





Julie Whitehead- 2019 Portsmouth News Honours Award


Dear families of Portsmouth.
I am writing to announce the closure of the You & Your Baby Hub at Bransbury Park.

All classes will stop as of Sat 17th August 2019.

I have been at the hub in Bransbury Park for almost 6 years and loved every minute of it. We have had highs and lows and I’ve met the most wonderful families. I have had so much joy watching new pregnant women transition into beautiful confident new mothers. Here are a few things that we enjoyed helping

 We had local commissioning to provide Post-natal Depression support and we helped many mothers in their darkest moments feel strong again. Working with Talking Change the women all learned life skills to help with low mood or anxiety. Mothers had a place to come and chat and share their feelings whilst seeking advice or joining in with our free classes.

The pregnancy and post-natal Pilates gave women information so they could make informed choices in labour and childbirth. We taught deep relaxation and mindfulness whilst connecting with your baby. We supported the new mothers in becoming strong and healing after childbirth.

Developmental Baby Massage helped parents to connect and bond with their baby whilst making friends.

The Monday baby group was a great start to the week for all the new mums and was a place to access help and guidance in those early days.

Hypnobirthing informed couples of how to put their fears a side and look forward to the birth of their baby using breathing and relaxation techniques.

We hosted a monthly evening event for parents of transgender children helping the parents and children with information and peer support.

Baby and child first aid taught all parents what to do in an emergency.


We have received funding along the way from mothers and companies to help the hub keep going but with so many baby groups now available we have decided to close the hub and work independently. We thank you all for all donations and they will be used to help support mothers.

I would like to thank all the families that have popped into the You and Your Baby Hub, every day was a gift. I will still be available for a while on a 1-2-1- basis to support mothers and occasional group work when needed. My post-natal midwifery and feeding support will continue for a while.

I will look back at this part of my life with immense pride and love. I have met so many wonderful families and adorable babies. Its time to move on and start a new chapter in my own life, I feel I know a whole new generation of Portsmouth children and for that I am truly grateful.,

I Will think of you all often and hold you in my heart 

Warmest wishes



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By giving parents-to-be lots of information and choices the transition from pregnancy to parenthood can to be as smooth as possible.

Care can start in early pregnancy by attending Aqua natal classes or pregnancy Pilates and might finish with baby massage or post natal fitness. Whatever your need during pregnancy, birth and beyond,

You and Your Baby will help and advise you to make it an enjoyable experience.

To see a list of classes, visit our course listings page for more details:

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With Your Baby

Post Natal Midwife Care in Your Home

Most people underestimate the value of postnatal care. Much emphasis is placed upon antenatal care and preparation for the birth of your baby. It can be quite daunting coming home with your new baby, not knowing where to get support from.

The support you receive can make a big difference in your adjustment to parenthood.



Lisa’s Testimonial for Fawnas’ birth

3 years ago today thanks to Julie Whitehead I had the birth I had always wanted. Thanks to Julie’s advice help friendship and support I had a healthy happy natural pregnancy, labour and recovery. This after 5 previous stress filled pregnancies hospital interference and inductions. Julie taught me what I was entitled to helped me achieve it and most importantly she helped me enjoy it!!! I can never thank her enough for giving me this sense of achievement love and wonder and enabling me to have the best labour and be the best mum I can be. Xxxx Oct 2018

Lauras Testimonial re Private Midwife Care

I had known Julie from attending her groups at the hub and hypnobirthing day with our first child, so when I realised she was now offering private midwife care at home it was an easy decision for us to make.
I had some breastfeeding challenges with both children, having Julie on hand for our second with support, guidance and advice was invaluable. There were so many advantages, having one person visit at home, and the consistency of care made such a difference to us as a family, as well as Julie’s flexibility on the timing and frequency of visits. The reassurance for all things post birth for both me and my son was incredibly helpful, and kept me going on my breastfeeding journey. I am so glad we decided to invest in Julie’s care, if we have any more children we’ll definitely be doing the same again, I couldn’t recommend it enough. Laura March 19

Charlotte’s Testimonial for Gwilym

Thank you so much for cutting Gwilym’s tongue tie all those weeks ago. I took this picture today and it made me think of what a difference it’s made to him!

Gwilym's testimonial

Meet The Team

Julie Whitehead; R.M I.B.C.L.C.

I have been working as a midwife for over 20 years currently working in Southsea, Portsmouth.

For 7 years I gained experience and worked in a Private Exclusive Birthing centre in North London with Yehudi Gordon, one of the founders of the Active Birth Movement, I have also worked with Janet Balaskas in the Active Birth Centre in London and also learnt the use of natural therapies in labour . For 2 years I worked in a Private clinic on Harley St. London, advising women on pregnancy, birth and breast feeding. I am also a qualified Hypnobirthing practitioner.



10-12 am in the Nursery .New Mums Group Babies - crawling . Advice, support , friendship and baby weigh in .FREE  Drop in You can have your baby weighed or just pop by for feeding or baby advice by the lactation consultant.

1.2.30pm Lone parent support -in Retreat till August, see free groups page for venues after this 


 Tue Morning Baby massage in the nursery with Julie. Please book online

Tue evening pregnancy Pilates at Roko Health Club-Book online 


Osteopath Treatments for mother and baby with Elaine Elkington, Registered Osteopath 07770 606 359-Held in the Nursery


09.45-10.15 Parent + baby aqua fit £5.50 Roko Drop in - see calendar to ensure class is on 

10.30-11.15  Aqua natal at Roko  Copnor Rd. 10.30am in the pool 11.40-12.15  chat in the lounge £5.50 Non members welcome.Free parking-Drop in

Aug 1 st 1-2.30 Baby led weaning- see book a course for info

Baby Sensory with Emily in the nursery

PostNatal Pilates and Play at Roko 10.45-11.45 £8 drop in 


Sept 7th 10-2pm Hypnobirthing workshop. Nutbourne See book a course for more info

1-2-1 Lactation/midwifery support available on request please e mail



If you are a small group of mums, Julie can tailor a class especially for you so you can have your classes together. Retreat/nursery occasionally available for hourly hire, contact us below for more info.


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