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Useful Information and Links

· pregnancy,postnatal,Support

Birth Choices

Birthrights - protecting human rights in childbirth:

www.birthrights.org.uk

Home birth choices:

www.homebirth.org.uk

National Childbirth Trust:

www.nct.org.uk

NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence):

www.nice.org.uk

Water birth:
www.waterbirth.org

Which Guide to birth choices:

www.which.co.uk/birth-choice

Postnatal

Breastfeeding support:

www.abm.me.uk

www.laleche.org.uk

For Dads

Support for fathers:
www.fatherstobe.org
Book - Men, Love & Birth by Mark Harris

The Dad Course

For families

Information for working families:

www.workingfamilies.org.uk

Tamba (Twins and Multiple Birth Association):

www.tamba.org.uk

Midwifery Websites

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS): Have some fabulous publications for specific issues.

www.aims.org.uk

The Association of Radical Midwives (ARM): Support group for people having difficulty in getting or giving good sympathetic, personalised midwifery care
www.midwifery.org.uk

Ina May Gaskin: 

Ina May Gaskin is a wonderful midwife, I recommend reading her book 'Ina May's Guide to Childbirth' and having a look at her website here:
www.inamay.com

Independent maternity care:
www.independentmidwives.org.uk

Last Days of Pregnancy Article:
www.mothering.com (by Jana Studelska)

Support for Difficult Birth Experiences

Birth Trauma Association: www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk

Sheila Kitzinger's Birth Crisis Network: www.sheilakitzinger.com/BirthCrisis.htm

Babyloss: www.babyloss.com

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS): www.aims.org.uk

Bliss - for babies born too soon, too small, too sick - Bliss provides vital support and care for premature and sick babies in the UK. Founded nearly 30 years. Bliss offers guidance and information: www.bliss.org.uk

Improving Birth - Advocating for Respectful, Evidence Based Care: www.improvingbirth.org

Postpartum Support International: www.postpartum.net

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