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Links

Birth Choices 

AIMS, Association for Improvement of Maternity Services: http://www.aims.org.uk

Your childbirth right's campaign: http://www.birthrights.org.uk

Independent Midwives UK: http://www.independentmidwives.org.uk/

Homebirth reference site: http://www.homebirth.org.uk/

Local hypnobirthing teacher:http://www.hammondhypnobirthing.com/

Waterbirth information: http://www.waterbirth.org/

Positive Birth: http://www.positivebirthmovement.org/

Optimal baby positioning: http://www.spinningbabies.com/more-info/for-pregnancy

Doula http://doula.org.uk/

Sites for fathers-to-be: http://www.dad.info/ and http://www.fatherstobe.org/

NICE, National Institute for clinical Excellence http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=byTopic&o=7252

NHS pregnancy and baby guide: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-and-baby-care.aspx#close

 

Renting a birthing pool:

https://www.birthpoolinabox.co.uk/

http://www.birthworks.co.uk/index.php

http://www.thegoodbirth.co.uk/index

 

Breastfeeding

La Leche League GB: http://www.laleche.org.uk/index.htm

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: http://www.abm.me.uk/

Biological nurturing: http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/

Find your Local lactation consultant: http://www.lcgb.org/consultants_local.html

Breastfeeding information: http://www.realbabymilk.org/

UNICEF baby friendly initiative: http://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/

Breastfeeding Network: http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/

 

Parenting

Washable/real nappies: http://www.thewashablenappy.co.uk/shop/rnfl_vouchers.htm

Online resource for new and expectant parents: www.babycentre.co.uk

Mumsnet, Parenting news and advice, reviews, book club and webchats:  www.mumsnet.com

Netmums, a unique local network for mums and dads offering parenting information, activity ideas and local forums to network with parents in your area: www.netmums.com

 Back to work and searching for a reliable nanny:

http://www.eastdulwichnannyagency.com/index.html

 

Complementary Therapies

Craniosacral and Reflexologist: http://www.kstherapy.co.uk/

Osteopathic Centre for Children: http://occ.uk.com/

Alexander Technique in pregnancy: http://www.artofposture.co.uk/the-alexander-technique/the-alexander-technique-for-pregnancy

Information on complementary therapies in pregnancy:

http://www.expectancy.co.uk/content/therapies

 

Videos:

Short videos about pregnancy and parenting: http://www.mybirth.tv/

Newborn crawling to the breast: http://breastcrawl.org/video.shtml

Childbirth animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duPxBXN4qMg&feature=relmfu

Biological nurturing: http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/video/bn3clip.html