Further Resources

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS), publishes a well-respected and widely read quarterly journal which focuses on current issues in maternity care, gives news about ongoing campaigns, and analyses the latest research - www.aims.org.uk

Babywearing South West - Kizzy supports local parents wishing to carry their babies, toddlers and even children in wraps, slings or carriers - http://babywearingsouthwest.co.uk/

Bellybelly, an Australian website with evidence-based pregnancy, birth, and parenting information - https://www.bellybelly.com.au/

Birth Choice UK, a ‘Which?’ affiliated website helping you decide where to give birth - http://www.which.co.uk/birth-choice

Birth Rights, protecting human rights in childbirth - http://www.birthrights.org.uk/

Birthing for Blokes, everything you need to know when your partner is pregnant - the complete resource for fathers to be - https://birthing4blokes.com/

Doula UK, the leading organisation for doulas in the UK - https://doula.org.uk/

Doula UK’s research and information base - https://doula.org.uk/research/

Dr Sara Wickham, midwife, teacher, author and researcher. This website contains hundreds of free articles and blog posts for anyone seeking information about birth and midwifery as well as details of other resources - http://www.sarawickham.com/

Dr Sarah Buckley, medical doctor/physician’s website for expectant parents and others wanting to know more about gentle, natural birth - http://sarahbuckley.com/

Evidence Based Birth, a trusted, non-biased source for the most current, evidence-based information on pregnancy and childbirth - https://evidencebasedbirth.com/

Fear-free childbirth, lots of resources to help you on your fearless birthing journey so that you can enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to your birth - https://www.fearfreechildbirth.com/

Home Birth Support Group, information and opinions about home birth, for parents who think that it might be the right choice for them - https://www.facebook.com/groups/homebirthsupportuk/

Kellymom, a website developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting -https://kellymom.com/

Lucy Ruddle IBCLC, our lovely local lactation consultant who provides nurturing support on all breastfeeding issues - https://www.facebook.com/LucyruddleIBCLC/

Midwife thinking, a blog by independent midwife Rachel Reed intended to stimulate thinking and share knowledge, evidence and views on birth and midwifery - http://midwifethinking.com/

National Childbirth Trust (NCT), the UK’s largest charity for parents - https://www.nct.org.uk/

Natural caesarean, information and videos about this pioneering technique - https://www.positivebirthmovement.org/natural-caesarean-a-decade-on/

 

NICE Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies, guidelines covering the care that healthy women and their babies should be offered during pregnancy - http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg62

Nurturing Birth provide Doula Preparation courses around the UK, Europe and in the Middle East - http://nurturingbirth.co.uk/

Nurturing Birth Directory, to help parents find the right doula and other related services and support for them - http://nurturingbirthdirectory.com/

 

Optimal Foetal Positioning, OFP is about encouraging the un-born baby to settle into the most effective position for labour and birth - http://optimal-foetal-positioning.co.nz

PANDAS Foundation, Pre- and Postnatal depression advice and support - http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/

Spinning Babies, an approach to optimize the physical relationship between the bodies of the mother and baby for the easing of childbirth - https://spinningbabies.com/

Tales from the mother side, a blog by two ‘real’ mothers covering topics they found helpful in the run up to having their first babies - https://talesfromthemotherside.com/

Tell me a good birth story, spreading positive birth experiences - http://www.tellmeagoodbirthstory.com/

The Association of Radical Midwives, a group of midwives, student midwives and others committed to improving maternity services in the UK and internationally - http://www.midwifery.org.uk/

The Breastfeeding Network, The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others - https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/

Top 30 Birth Blogs and Websites, birth story blogs - https://blog.feedspot.com/birth_blogs/

Traumatic Birth Recovery, a simple but very effective 3 step process that neutralizes the toxic feelings and lifts the symptoms of PTSD - https://www.traumaticbirthrecovery.com/

VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarean), this website provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals evidence-based information, resources, and support for VBAC and caesarean prevention - http://www.vbac.com/

West Dorset Slings - Shona and Mary Clare support local parents wishing to carry their babies, toddlers and even children in wraps, slings or carriers - https://www.facebook.com/westdorsetslings/

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