Useful Links


Bee enjoying fresh Lavender flowers

Hypnobirthing

The HypnoBirthing Institute provides more information on The Mongan Method of Hypnobirthing visit www.hypnobirthing.co.uk

or try The Wise Hippo at  www.wisehippo.com


The AIMS Website

AIMS has been at the forefront of the childbirth movement for more than fifty years and provides information on:

Working towards normal birth

Providing independent support and information about maternity choices

Raising awareness of current research on childbirth and related issues

Protecting women’s human rights in childbirth

Contact them at  www.aims.org.uk


Birth Choice UK

 Birth Choice UK helps you decide where you want to give birth. Understand your birth options and find the best place for you to give birth. www.birthchoiceuk.com


Baby Massage and Yoga

For the most up to date research on baby massage and yoga Blossom and Berry are experts in this field and provide a wealth of knowledge and information as well as pioneering the Love Creates Love Campaign. www.blossomandberry.co.uk


Photography

For an amazing Essex based photographer check out www.oskandoly.com.  Credited for all the photos on this site she has an eye for the perfect photo.


Active birth, home birth, caesarean birth and VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)

The Active Birth Centre (London-based, but has information about active birth teachers locally) www.activebirthcentre.com

The Home Birth Reference Site is run by an experienced homebirth advocate. It aims to help women make informed choices  www.homebirth.org.uk

The Caesarean Birth and VBAC Information Site offers research-based information and support on all aspects of caesareans and vaginal birth following caesarean section www.caesarean.org.uk


Breastfeeding

The La Leche League help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and promotes a better understanding, of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother www.laleche.org.uk

The Breastfeeding Network is a Scottish-based charity that aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others across the UK  www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

The National Childbirth Trust’s Breastfeeding Awareness website has information and advice about breastfeeding for parents, friends and family, employers and professionals www.nct.org.uk/breastfeeding

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers gives advice and information as well as details of local support groups www.abm.me.uk


Postnatal depression and birth trauma

The Association for Post-Natal Illness provides support to mothers, raises awareness of the illness and encourages research into its cause and nature  www.apni.org

The Birth Trauma Association supports all women who have had a traumatic birth experience www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk


Pregnancy loss and bereavement

The Miscarriage Association provides support and information for those suffering the effects of pregnancy loss www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society supports anyone affected by the death of a baby and promotes research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives  www.uk-sands.org

The LullabyTrust works to find the cause of cot death, to support the families affected by this tragedy and to provide education on the topic for both the public and health care professionals www.lullabytrust.org.uk


Premature birth

Tommy’s exists to save babies’ lives through funding research into and providing information on the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth  www.tommys.org

Bliss is dedicated to working for special care babies and their families  www.bliss.org.uk


Multiple births

The Twins and Multiple Births Association  www.tamba.org.uk

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