Formerly Hampshire Homebirths, now part of Neighbourhood Midwives in Hampshire.
Welcome to our website.
We are Eleanor May-Johnson and Sharon Gamon, private, independent midwives based in Southampton, Hampshire. We are both now Neighbourhood Midwives, which means that we have professional indemnity insurance for all aspects of midwifery care (including homebirth). We cover a wide area, including all of Hampshire and parts of Dorset, Wiltshire and East Sussex (please look at the Geographical Areas Covered). We provide a personalised, independent midwifery service to women and their partners who are planning or considering a homebirth. We also provide care to women who are planning a hospital birth - although our role is that of advocate and supporter in these circumstances.
We believe that the birth of a baby is the single most precious moment in any parents' life and we are passionate about providing individualized, personal care to women and their families. We strongly believe that most women can give birth to their babies with minimum intervention, provided they feel safe, secure and well supported. Midwifery is far more than a job for either of us, it is a calling and a passion, and feel very privileged to be able to spend this special and important time with the families we work with.
We hope that you enjoy looking around our site and seeing some of the babies we have been privileged to help bring into the world. Please do not hesitate to get in touch either by email or phone for an informal chat or advice.
Still open for business!
Due to the uncertainty around Indemnity Insurance availability for Independent Midwives, we are now employed by Neighbourhood Midwives. We offer the same level of care as Independent Midwives but now our service is fully insured for all aspects of midwifery care. For more information, please either call or email us.