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The NCT help over a million mums and dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. We offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents.
If you need support following a traumatic birth, these organisations may be able to help:
The Association for Improvement in Maternity Services is an excellent charity helping parents:
The official organisation for Independent Midwives in the UK
A fantastic website full of information, stories and research for parents planning or considering home birth
The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public.
‘birth pool in a box’ makes it possible for all women to experience the benefits of using water for their births. Immersion in a large pool of water is proven to make labours faster and easier.
Produce a varied and extensive range of maternity information that covers 25 separate topics. These extend from preconception (the time when you are thinking about becoming pregnant), through pregnancy and the birth, and on into the postnatal period. Their information is accurate and up-to-date.
Read about Ina May and her midwives at The Farm, Tennessee home of Spiritual Midwifery
Holistic parenting magazine
A comprehensive, user friendly website full of excellent information for parents.
A Doula is an experienced woman who offers emotional and practical support to a woman (or couple) before, during and after childbirth.
Need a Postnatal Doula? – a personal recommendation of my wonderful friend Lisa! Visit www.sweetpeadoulas.co.uk
Fathers-To-Be supports expectant and new dads by reinforcing their relationship with themselves, their partners, their babies, and the health professionals caring for the family.
A gentle therapy working on the baby's cranium, cranial osteopathy work can help babies with:
• Crying, screaming, irritability
• Feeding difficulties
• Sickness, colic and wind
• Sleep disturbances