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Useful Information and Links

· Support,info,resources

Birth Choices

Birthrights - protecting human rights in childbirth:

Home birth choices:

National Childbirth Trust:

NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence):

Water birth:

Which Guide to birth choices:


Breastfeeding support:

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

For Dads

Support for fathers:
Book - Men, Love & Birth by Mark Harris

The Dad Course

For families

Information for working families:

Tamba (Twins and Multiple Birth Association):

Midwifery Websites

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS): Have some fabulous publications for specific issues.

The Association of Radical Midwives (ARM): Support group for people having difficulty in getting or giving good sympathetic, personalised midwifery care

Ina May Gaskin: 

Ina May Gaskin is a wonderful midwife, I recommend reading her book 'Ina May's Guide to Childbirth' and having a look at her website here:

Independent maternity care:

Mental Health

PANDAS: The PANDAS Foundation aims to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness.

The Association for Postnatal Illness: Helpline 020 7386 0868

Support for Difficult Birth Experiences

Birth Trauma Association:

Sheila Kitzinger's Birth Crisis Network:


Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS):

Bliss - for babies born too soon, too small, too sick - Bliss provides vital support and care for premature and sick babies in the UK. Founded nearly 30 years. Bliss offers guidance and information:

Improving Birth - Advocating for Respectful, Evidence Based Care:

Postpartum Support International: