Useful links and resources

Directory of topics

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Special interest / self-help organisations

The Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH) - information, advice, counselling and support. Local support groups. Information from here on other branches in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. - US resource for free birth defect information, parent networking and birth defect research through the National Birth Defect Registry.

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) - a non-profit organisation founded in 1982. ICAN's mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary caesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).

Cry-sis - support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - the UK's only national charity dedicated to all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). It funds research to treat and cure CF and aims to ensure appropriate clinical care and support for people with Cystic Fibrosis.

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) - a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters.

Down syndrome UK - help for people with Down syndrome.

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust - established in 1998 to raise awareness of ectopic pregnancies amongst women of childbearing age, the medical profession and the general public.

National Endometriosis Society - provides information and support for women in the U.K. suffering from endometriosis.

Genetic Interest Group (GIG) - National U.K. alliance of organisations which support children, families, and individuals affected by genetic disorders and genetic diseases.


NHS Direct - 24-hour nurse-led helpline with confidential healthcare advice and information
List of NHS Trusts - information on children's health & diseases
The Fetal Medicine Foundation
Harris Birthright Research Centre (originators of nuchal fold scan)
Medical Dictionary