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

Birth / homebirth

Active Birth Centre - information on pregnancy, active, home and water birth, breastfeeding, mother and babycare. Plus birth pools, organic skincare, maternity bras, birth balls.

Active Birth - An active birth is one in which a woman is in control of her body, following her instincts and the natural physiology of normal labour and birth. This will probably mean that she will move around freely, choosing comfortable, upright positions during contractions, and resting and relaxing between contractions.

Active Birth yoga and relaxation is effective and empowering exercise for pregnancy, and as preparation for birth. List of UK Active Birth teachers.

Independent Midwives Association - fully qualified midwives who, in order to practice the midwife's role to its fullest extent, have chosen to work outside the NHS in a self-employed capacity, although they support its aims and ideals. The midwife's role encompasses the care of women during pregnancy, birth and afterwards.

Baby Belly Botanicals - Induce labour naturally with products which help to induce and/or speed labour, strengthen contractions, and reduce labour pain.


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