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Birth afterthoughts service

Do you have unanswered questions after your birth experience?

The birth afterthoughts service provides you with an opportunity, following your birth experience, to have any questions answered that you may not have previously asked.

At any point in time after your birth experience you may call a designated phone line, leaving your name and contact number. A member of the team will get back to you to arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time.

At this time we are not offering face-to-face appointments. However, we can offer either a telephone consultation or a virtual meeting via Attend Anywhere (this is similar to Zoom). You will be sent information about this platform when your appointment has been arranged.

You will be offered a one-off session with a midwife lasting up to an hour.

To use this service you must have given birth under the care of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information and to book your session, please call us on 023 8120 6834. We look forward to hearing from you!

Other useful support

Birth Afterthoughts is not a counselling service, so you may need support or follow up input from another organisation. Below are links to some that you may find useful:

  • italk
    A psychological therapy service
  • Steps 2 Wellbeing
    Supporting you with every step
  • Birth Trauma Association UK
    A charity that supports women who suffer birth trauma.
  • PANDAS Foundation UK
    The PANDAS Foundation help support and advise any parent and their networks that need support with perinatal mental illness.
  • Hampshire Lanterns
    We are a group of mums who have experienced mental health problems during pregnancy or after childbirth. We aim to support each other via the internet and group meetings so no mum ever has to feel alone.
  • Firgrove Centre
    Offering support and information for miscarriage and baby loss counselling.  
  • Anxiety UK
    A particularly good resource for coronavirus related anxiety including videos. Also on Twitter #coronanxiety
  • Wessex Healthier Together
    Advice for parents and pregnant women. Providing care and support from birth to 18 years.
  • Birth Trauma Hampshire
    Birth trauma resolution therapist (please note this is not NHS provision).

Support and information for dads and partners

Requesting your information

Find out how to apply for a copy of your notes on our pages about requesting the information that we hold about you.