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Perinatal Mental Health

Mental Health is being talked about more and more……this is a good thing. 

Perinatal Mental Health Matters.


Mental Health.gov 

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

So what is perinatal mental health:

A ‘perinatal’ mental health problem is one that you experience any time from becoming pregnant up to a year after you give birth.

Having a baby is a big life event. It’s natural to experience a range of emotions during pregnancy and after giving birth. But if any difficult feelings start to have a big effect on your day-to-day life, you might be experiencing a perinatal mental health problem. 

This may be new mental health problem, or an episode of a problem you’ve experienced in the past.

Mind UK – (Click here to access website)

‘Perinatal’ means the time from the start of your pregnancy up to roughly one year after giving birth. The word has two parts:

  • peri meaning ‘around’
  • natal meaning ‘birth’
Maternal Emotional Wellbeing Matters Portsmouth
Website – Portsmouth Maternity Click Here 

Managing existing mental health problems during pregnancy

If you have a mental health problem and you get pregnant, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor as soon as possible. You can also speak to your doctor about your mental health if you are planning to become pregnant in the future.

Your doctor can help you make plans to manage your mental health during pregnancy. They can also help you think about any extra support you might need.

Common perinatal mental health problems

These information pages cover some of the most common perinatal mental health problems:

(please click on each item to go to the link)

Some women also experience eating problems during and after pregnancy. Pregnancy charity Tommy’s has specific information about eating disorders in pregnancy. It may also help to read our pages on eating problems

PANDAS (click here) is a community offering peer-to-peer support for you, your family and your network.

“We are here, whatever the weather, to offer hope, empathy and support for every parent or network affected by perinatal mental illness.”


If you need urgent help….

If you need urgent help or are worried about a loved one, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or the emergency services on 999.


Mind UK have compiled a big list of useful contacts for you to access so please click on the link. 


The continuous perinatal journey The Daisy Foundation – from pregnancy to parenthood.


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Pregnancy COVID-19 Guidance for the Portsmouth and Southampton Maternity areas


This is the current advice and guidance given for pregnant women and partners for Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

To gain the most up to date information please follow Maternity Services at Portsmouth Hospital University NHS Trust on here

For Southampton Maternity Services please follow the latest information here

“Daisy Supporting your informed pregnancy”


Covid Update
COVID-19 Update
Covid-19 Update
If you test positive for COVID-19 in pregnancy
Update for Portsmouth
Guidance to inform you of the guidance in place for Portsmouth Maternity
Covid-19 scan information
Your partner is still able to attend your antenatal scan



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Antenatal, Pregnancy and baby classes in Gosport, Fareham Whiteley, Portchester

Welcome to The Daisy Foundation Gosport, Fareham, Whiteley, Portchester and surrounding areas. The home of antenatal, pregnancy and baby classes in Lee-on-Solent and surrounding areas. 

Congratulations on your pregnancy or new baby!

My name is Beth and I am a Registered Midwife and have been a Perinatal Educator since 2017.


As a mum of four, I understand the challenges new parents face. I am passionate about providing classes that help new parents feel confident and informed throughout their parenting journey.

Our classes are evidence based and non-judgemental. We provide a safe space for you to explore your choices and make decisions that are right for you and your baby.

Being part of a supportive community is also important. Our classes provide plenty of opportunities to meet other local parents. Also supported with a WhatsApp group for each class and regular local meet ups*. We will help you find ‘your village’.

We offer antenatal classes from 14 weeks of pregnancy and a selection of baby classes, from newborn to walking and beyond.

All classes (bar one Birthing class, held in Whiteley) are held at my beautiful studio in Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire.

Antenatal Classes

  • Daisy Birthing  – A weekly antenatal class for pregnancy people. Helping you to enjoy pregnancy, stay mobile and learn about your changing body. Our unique Active Antenatal method draws on elements of active birth, pregnancy yoga, hypnobirthing & antenatal education to help you prepare for a confident birth. 
  • Daisy Active Birth Workshop  A workshop for expectant parent and birth partner. Helping you understand the stages of labour and how to use gravity to support your baby’s birth. Learn techniques such as birth breathing, active birth, massage & robozo techniques, designed to help you both feel confident about birth. 
  • Daisy Parent   A comprehensive workshop series for expectant parents. Designed to ensure you have all the education, tools and support you could need as you prepare confidently for your upcoming birth and the early days of caring for your new baby. Daisy Parent draws on elements of active birth, parent craft and transitional classes to create one very powerful combination. 
  • Daisy Infant Feeding Workshop  A workshop for expectant parent either alone or with their partner. Understand your feeding choices, explore both breastfeeding and bottle feeding options. Cut through the myths and challenges and prepare for your own confident feeding.

Pregnancy Antenatal class Birthing

Postnatal and Baby Classes

  • Daisy Newborn Calm and Care Workshop – A workshop for new families in the very early days to help you calm your baby, understanding their cues, soothe any discomforts and care for their needs as you learn to understand your baby.
  • Daisy Baby Tinies  A weekly postnatal class for mum and baby in the ‘fourth trimester’. You will learn baby massage and yoga. We enjoy song and rhyme and focus on postnatal recovery.
  • Daisy Baby Wrigglers  A weekly class for mum (or carer) and baby to help you learn how to use a variety of tools such as: baby yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and sensory play experiences to aid your baby’s development, your connection and have fun together!

Baby Classes in Lee-on-Solent

Thank you for reading and I hope to see you soon in class.

 Beth x

To view the whole list of pregnancy and baby classes in this area, click Here