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This section contains links to websites providing information about maternity services to help you prepare for a positive and well-supported birth experience. We can all benefit from the ideas, insights, teachings, research, conclusive evidence shared here.
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Medical anthropologist and extraordinary visionary Dr. Francoise Barbira-Freedman, has pioneered perinatal yoga since the 1980's. Her contributions to the greater enjoyment of pregnancy, birth and babies through the spiral of joy are immense. Birthlight has trained most of the current pregnancy yoga providers & provides training worldwide. Francoise continues to be an inspiration worldwide.
Outstanding obstetrician & gyneacologist Dr. Amali Lokugamage's contributions to safer and more enjoyable pregnancy and motherhood are immense.
Gentle Birth Method
Wonderful obstetrician and A-list 'baby-guru' Dr. Gowri Motha and her approach to help you to prepare for a gentle birth.
The most vital branch of human ecology. Obstetrician Dr. Michel Odent's contribution to knowledge surrounding the primal period is vast.
Obstetrician Dr. Michel Odent's database explores correlations between the 'primal period' (fetal life, perinatal period and year following birth) and health and personality traits in later life.
From Womb To World - wonderful maternal-child health nurse and doula Anna Verwaal on healing from perinatal imprints.
Mothers 35 plus
Information and resources for women choosing to have children later in life.
Twins & Multiple Births Association (TAMBA)
Information & resources for families with twins, triplets or more.
To stimulate your questioning, validate your feelings, to support the science and art of midwifery, and to share your journey of self-discovery.
Birth Crisis Network
A help line set up by Sheila Kitzinger in Britain that women can ring if they want to talk about a traumatic birth.
Home Birth Reference
Excellent resource site for facts all about homebirth.
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
Important information for women preparing for vaginal birth after caesarean birth.
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
Provides support for parents through antenatal classes, information, helpline and much more.
When in doubt visit this website packed with pertinent information.
Has now teamed with WHICH? Providing maternity statistics of hospitals near you helping you to make and understand your choices.
Antenatal Results & Choice
The only national charity specialising in helping women needing antenatal screening.
South London Independent Midwives
I can not recommend highly enough that you get in touch with this magnificent team of midwives, experienced in the art of true midwifery.
Wonderful independent midwives Annie Francis, Tina Perridge & Co driving for change. Be supported by midwives you know and trust.
Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services
At the forefront of the childbirth movement since 50 years.
Good 'top tips'.
Association of Radical Midwives (ARM) committed to improving the maternity care provided by the NHS.
Indepenent Midwives UK
Continue to lobby for the traditional role of the midwife.
Find a doula near you. The presence of a doula can significantly lower the risk of intervention during labour and birth. Doulas give support during labour/birth and the postnatal period. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Read here about the important work voluntary doulas provide to help women prisoners and women who have been or are at risk of being detained.
La Leche League GB
Learn about breastfeeding and get advice as well as support with breastfeeding.
Shares ideas & information to raise children in nowadays world.