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Women's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth

Action on Pre-eclampsia

Provides information about the condition, both online and as leaflets; also organises training and resources for professionals. With resources, contacts, and how to help with fundraising.

Active Birth Centre

Specialists in water birth and yoga for pregnancy. Provides a calendar of professional trainings and workshops and details of courses offered.

Antenatal Results and Choices

National charity which provides non-directive support and information to expectant and bereaved parents throughout and after the antenatal screening and testing process. Offers test explanations, publications and helpline.

Aquabirths

A waterbirth specialist with details birthing pools, community pool schemes and how to hire or purchase a pool.

Association of Early Pregnancy Units

Provides a directory of early pregnancy units around the country plus an information bank of early pregnancy information for mothers to be.

Birth Choice UK

Explains the options open to women in the UK over where to have their baby and who to choose to care for them during pregnancy and birth.

The Birth I Want

Campaign which encourages mums and mums-to-be to have a voice in the future of midwifery services. https://www.facebook.com/thebirthiwant thebirthiwant

Bliss

A special care baby charity for babies born early, too small or with a sickness. Includes publications and a freephone helpline.

Caesarean Birth and VBAC Information

Offers research-based information and support on all aspects of caesareans and vaginal birth following caesarean section.

Calm Births

A team of teachers who are passionate about birth and empowering women to welcome their baby in a calm, positive way.

Campaign for Normal Birth

Royal College of Midwives initiative, supporting normal birth - ie without undue medical intervention.

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Details and health risks of altrasound scans during pregnancy. Includes a video clip.

Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International

An organisation of disabled parents promoting better awareness and support for disabled people during pregnancy and as parents; includes details of their international journal, and their UK information centre and services.

Group B Strep Support

Works to prevent neonatal deaths due to GBS infection, by providing information, and campaigning for a national screening program and the introduction of preventive treatment measures.

Hertfordshire Holistic Health Center

UK-based center promoting a new concept in enriching a would be mother’s experience of your rite of passage fro maiden to mother. Includes schedule of several classes offered with corresponding description.

Hypnobirthing UK

Provides details of hypnobirthing classes throughout the UK and offers information on how self hypnosis during childbirth works. Includes FAQ and details for those wishing to train in this discipline.

Liberty Pregnancy Counselling and Support

Provides a safe, professional, confidential and non judgemental space for women, men and couples to discuss their circumstances related to pregnancy and baby loss issues.

National Childbirth Trust

A leading charity supporting people through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Area contacts and shopping facilities.

The National Childbirth Trust

UK membership charity supporting pregnancy, birth and parenting. Learn about the organization’s activities/programs and ways to donate and help. Also features related articles and news.

Netdoctor.co.uk

Information resource about conception, infertility, pregnancy health and common complaints.

Nuria Pozas - Doula & Hypnobirthing

Birth and postnatal Doula and hypnobirthing instructor based in Reading and covering Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and Hampshire.

OC Support UK

A support group for women and families affected obstetric cholestasis (jaundice during pregnancy); provides information resources, a FAQ, details of research, and fundraising appeals.

Pandas Foundation

A national charity supporting families suffering from pre (antenatal) and postnatal illnesses. PANDAS vision is to support every individual, family and carer suffering with perinatal mental health illness.

Parents' Ribbons

Promotes a simple idea which can help to make the first meeting with baby special for a new Mum and Dad whose baby has had to go to a NICU or intensive care ward immediately after birth.

Pregnancy Forum

UK forums for women who are pregnant or trying to conceive.

Premature Babies UK

Provides useful information for parents, expectant parents, friends and relatives of premature babies particularly in the UK.

Shelia Kitzinger

Natural childbirth activist and author; presents extracts from her books and articles, with birth imagery and research data.

Tell Me a Good Birth Story

Helps to spread positive birth stories in order to assist women who are frightened or worried about giving birth. https://www.facebook.com/Tellmeagoodbirthstory

Tommy’s

Established to fund research into the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth, and stillbirths, and to provide information to parents; includes a library of resources, with details of their research and campaigns.

UK Epilepsy and Pregnancy Register

Offers pregnant women with epilepsy the chance to participate in a medical study. Includes FAQ and registration facility.

The VBAC Pages

Resource for women in the UK considering a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC). Links to articles and discussions.

VBAC.co.uk

Offers a collection of personal stories of women who experienced vaginal and home births after a caesarean, with links to useful information.

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