Resources

Signposting you to evidence based information is a central part of my support. Below are a number of reliable resources to support you in knowing your options for birth, antenatal care and postnatal care and making informed choices.  

BIRTH CHOICES

 

AIMS Association for Improvements in Maternity Services

For information on making decisions about your care in pregnancy and birth http://aims.org.uk

Royal College of Obstectricians & Gynaecologists

For information on specific guidelines on medical conditions of pregnancy

http://rcog.org.uk

Birth Rights

For information on your rights during pregnancy and birth

http://birthrights.org.uk

NICE Guidelines

Birthplace Study

http://npeu.ox.ac.uk

Tommy’s http://tommys.org

 

 

 

 

 

INFANT FEEDING

 La Leche League

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Home

UNICEF

 www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/support-for-parents

National Breastfeeding Helplines

NCT

Breastfeeding National Helpline

 

sleeping

BASIS

http://basisonline.org.uk 

Lullaby Trust

http://lullabytrust.org.uk

UNICEF

other face to face support

Childrens Centres

 

 

Flying Start – Luton:

Sure Start – Dunstable:

 

 

MENTAL WELLNESS

Looking after your mental wellbeing is paramount through pregnancy and postnatally. The transition into motherhood whether the first or sixth time, looking after your newborn and yourself brings unique changes and challenges, and some of us are doing it given some really challenging life circumstances.

Sometimes it is not easy to speak to health care professionals about how you’re really feeling for fear of having your baby removed if you express your true feelings, but it is so important to get the support you need. If you can speak to your midwife, your health visitor or your GP. Alternatively/additionally here are some other resources:

MIND http://mind.org.uk

online forums

Breastfeeding in Bedfordshire