Useful links and external information 

There is lots of information available online - here are some useful resources:

  • NHS Choices

    NHS Choices provides an award-winning, comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and lifestyle, but also about making the most of NHS and social care services in England.

    http://www.nhs.uk/

  • The Royal College of Midwives (RCM)

    The RCM is the only professional organisation and trade union dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. They provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with a broad range of events, conferences and online resources.

    https://www.rcm.org.uk/about

  • The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

    RCOG works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide.

    https://www.rcog.org.uk/

  • Twins & Multiple Births Association (Tamba)

    Tamba is the UK's leading twins and triplets charity. They have lots of advice and information about what to expect while you are pregnant. If you are already a parent to twins or more they have lots of useful information too, from breastfeeding advice to information about schooling.

    https://www.tamba.org.uk/

  • Stillbirth and neonatal death charity (Sands)

    Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

    http://www.uk-sands.org/

  • Birthrights

    Birthrights is the UK’s only organisation dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. We believe that all women are entitled to respectful maternity care that protects their fundamental rights to dignity, autonomy, privacy and equality.

    http://www.birthrights.org.uk/

  • The NHS Cord Blood Bank

    The NHS Cord Blood Bank provides a service UCLH where expectant mothers can donate their cord blood. This is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after the birth of your baby. We can provide a life saving product from something that is normally thrown away.

  • NCT – New Parent Support

    NCT support new parents. They provide accurate, impartial information so that parents can decide what’s best for their family. NCT introduce new parents to a network of other local parents to gain practical and emotional support.

    https://www.nct.org.uk/

  • Childbirth Connection

    Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.

    http://www.childbirthconnection.org/

  • Health Talk

    Find information and support for pregnancy plus a range of other health issues from seeing and hearing people's real life experiences. Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help you understand what it’s really like to be pregnant and what factors influenced the choices they made.

    http://www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/womens-health

  • Miscarriage Association

    Miscarriage can be a very unhappy and frightening and lonely experience.

    If you have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, we hope you will find here the information and support that you need to help you through.

    http://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/ 

  • Antenatal Results and Choices

    ARC is the only national charity helping parents and professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences.

    http://www.arc-uk.org/home

  • The Association for Postnatal Illness

    https://apni.org/contact/

    Tel: 020 7386 0868

  • Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP)

    app@app-network.org

    Tel: 020 3322 9900