Useful links and resources
Directory of topics
Abortion/unplanned pregnancy | accidental/sudden death | adoption/fostering | antenatal results | baby/child safety | bereavement/counselling | birth/homebirth | breastfeeding | childminding | contraception | cot death/SIDS | domestic violence | fertility/infertility/IVF | health & diet | meningitis | menopause | miscarriage | miscellaneous links | nappies | neonatal death | | nursery & baby | organ donation and transplantation | parenting | postnatal depression | pre-eclampsia | pregnancy & childbirth | premature birth | rape | relationship counselling/sex therapy | special interest/self-help organisations | stillbirth | twins/multiple births | tests in pregnancy | work | other resources
NEW CATEGORY: Child-friendly holidays / family holidays
Samaritans - Samaritans provide a confidential and non-judgemental listening service which operates 24 hrs a day to all ages. They offer emotional support to people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
American Academy of Pediatrics - dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services - working towards normal birth, providing independent support and information about maternity choices and raising awareness of current research on childbirth and related issues.
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) - branches throughout the U.K. and other countries, providing support in pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal care. Runs ante and post-natal classes, including exercise. Also has nationwide network of women who have experienced miscarriage and are willing to offer support to others, so that they can try and come to terms with it.
NAMC | National Association of Mothers' Centers - a community group established and operated by mothers. Mothers meet to support and learn from each other, as well as from community professionals.
for Parenting - an initiative of Full Time Mothers (FTM). which was
founded in 1990 by parents concerned about the relentless drive to get
all mothers into paid employment outside the home and all children into
third party childcare.
OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES:
- 24-hour nurse-led helpline with confidential healthcare advice and
List of NHS Trusts
NetDoctor.co.uk - information on children's health & diseases
The Fetal Medicine Foundation
Harris Birthright Research Centre (originators of nuchal fold scan)