Resources

Welcome to the circle.

Pregnancy & Birth

Doula UK: http://doula.org.uk/

AIMS (wealth of information on all aspects of maternity provision): http://aims.org.uk/

Birth Choices UK: http://www.birthchoiceuk.com/BirthChoiceUKFrame.htm?http://www.birthchoiceuk.com/Antenatal.htm

BellyBelly (pregnancy, birth & baby resource): http://www.bellybelly.com.au/

Spinning Babies (a must visit website): http://www.spinningbabies.com/more-info/for-pregnancy

Independent Midwives UK: http://www.independentmidwives.org.uk/

IPEN Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network: http://www.placentanetwork.com/

Hormones: http://www.essexmums.org/pregnancy-hormones.html

Apgar score: http://www.essexmums.org/parenting-apgar.html

Breech Birth: http://www.breechbirth.ca/Welcome.html

Birthing supplies: http://www.homebirthsupplies.co.uk/

JUNO magazine: http://www.junomagazine.com/ – for a free copy enter the code: UDC31187 on this page: http://shop.junopublishing.co.uk/contact-us/get-a-free-copy/

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Homebirth

Exeter Home Birth Support Group: http://www.exeterhomebirth.com/

Homebirth: http://www.homebirth.org.uk/
Homebirth for Dads: http://bringbirthhome.com/bbh-dad/dads-walk-the-line-in-favor-of-home-birth/

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Water birth:

http://www.thegoodbirth.co.uk/obstacles_to_a_waterbirth
http://www.homebirth.org.uk/water.htm
http://www.aims.org.uk/choosewater.htm
http://www.nhslocal.nhs.uk/story/features/water-births
http://www.nct.org.uk/birth-topics/water-birth
https://www.birthpoolinabox.co.uk/

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Hypnosis techniques for birth:

http://www.natalhypnotherapy.co.uk/87.html
http://www.hypnobirthing.co.uk/
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ANY book by:

Sheila Kitzinger http://www.sheilakitzinger.com/
Ina May Gaskin http://www.inamay.com/
Steve Biddulph http://www.stevebiddulph.com/Site_1/Home.html
Michel Odent http://www.wombecology.com/

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Breastfeeding:

The food of love by Kate Evans

007 Breasts: http://www.007b.com/

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: http://abm.me.uk tel: 0300 330 5453

Breastfeeding Network: http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/ 0300100 0212

La Leche League: http://www.lalecheleague.org/

NCT: http://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/breastfeeding-concerns

Sleep & breastfeeding: http://www.analyticalarmadillo.co.uk/2010/11/breastfeeding-moms-dont-get-less-sleep.html?m=1

Jane’s breastfeeding resources: http://www.breastfeeding.co.uk/

KellyMom (fab breastfeeding resource): http://www.kellymom.com/

BellyBelly (pregnancy, birth & baby resource): http://www.bellybelly.com.au/

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Sleep:

No-Cry sleep Solution: http://www.pantley.com/elizabeth/
ISIS Infant sleep website: http://www.isisonline.org.uk/hcp/how_babies_sleep/normal_sleep_development/
NCT, including the Bednest rental option: http://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/bedside-sleeping?utm_source=NCT&utm_medium=Slider&utm_campaign=Bednest

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Vaccination

Vitamin K: http://www.aims.org.uk/Journal/Vol13No2/vitk.htm

Raising a vaccine free child – website and book available: http://www.vaccinefreechild.com/

Dr Donegan MBBS DRCOG DCH DFFP MRCGP MFHom is a GP with a special interest in vaccination: http://www.jayne-donegan.co.uk/

The Informed Parent: http://www.informedparent.co.uk/

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Miscellaneous

Great selection of TEDX talks on pregnancy, birth & doulas http://www.hellosunshineok.com/blog/2015/7/21/ted-talks-for-pregnancy-and-birth

Search for the Red Tent on Facebook: a very supportive and knowledgeable female-only community.

Shared experiences helpline: http://www.nct.org.uk/about-nct/what-we-do-parents/shared-experiences-helpline

TIPS (FAB RESOURCE, covers all topics inc. newborn skin care) : http://www.tipslimited.co.uk/ – Just type what you want to know in the search bar… great baby bathing/skin care info too.
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Baby wearing:

http://www.slingmeet.co.uk/
http://www.babywearing.co.uk/
http://www.schoolofbabywearing.com/


Postnatal support:

Pandas Foundation
www.pandasfoundation.org.uk

Helpline 0843 28 98 401
Pandas Foundation vision is to support every individual with Pre or Postnatal Depression in England. We campaign to change the law, provide Pandas Help Line, offer advice to all and much more.

The Association for Postnatal Illness
apni.org

Helpline 020 7386 0868
Provides a telephone helpline, information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals as well as a network of volunteers, who have themselves experienced postnatal illness.

Cry-sis
www.cry-sis.org.uk

Helpline 08451 228 669
Offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.

MAMA – The “Meet A Mum Association”
www.mama.co.uk

Helpline 0845 120 3746
Self-help groups for mothers with small children.

NCT – The National Childbirth Trust
www.nct.org.uk

Postnatal Line – 0300 330 0773
Help over a million mums and dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. Offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents.

Samaritans
http://www.samaritans.org

Telephone 08457 90 90 90
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis
http://app-network.healthunlocked.com
Action on Postpartum Psychosis

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Parenting:

Aha parenting website: http://www.ahaparenting.com/

Childs 1st year: http://www.naturalchild.org/jan_hunt/babyspeaks.html

Natural Parenting UK: Beautifully-designed site with information on natural birth, breastfeeding, and family life. www.natural-parenting.com

Steve Biddulph http://www.stevebiddulph.com/Site_1/Home.html

JUNO magazine: http://www.junomagazine.com/ – for a free copy enter the code: UDC31187 on this page: http://shop.junopublishing.co.uk/contact-us/get-a-free-copy/

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