Eleanor with baby Emily


Welcome to our website!


We have changed our name from Hampshire Homebirths to South Coast Private Midwives.  Still the same 3 midwives, still covering the same area, supporting women and their partners planning a hosptial or homebirth. 


We are Eleanor May-Johnson, Jill Hutchings and Sharon Gamon private, independent midwives based in Hampshire.

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 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.



We work in partnership with Private Midwives and are fully insured for all aspects of midwifery care. For more information, please either call or email us.