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This page has been especially developed by users of Kingston Maternity Services, with the support of the Maternity Liaision Group (MSLC). You will find here some websites recommended by real-life users for more tips and advice on this challenging but so rewarding time of your and your partner's life!
Please be aware that despite being useful some of those website are not representative of the NHS recommendations and opinions.
The ARC is a national charity helping parents through antenatal screening and its consequences
This website just reinforces the fact that if you have any concerns whatsoever in terms of baby's movements or just 'not feeling right' in the last few week of pregnancy, contact your midwife straight
Big lottery funded project. The baby buddy app has been downloaded by over 10,000 people and received lots of positive feedback.
This association helps pregnant women around the world quit smoking
A US website providing helpful and verifiable information available on substance abuse and addiction
Fabulous on birth (and constantly updated) with experts on birth from around the world talking
And the great 60 second doula clips with 3 doulas talking you through all the questions about birth you have not yet asked...60 secs per question!
Download the Visual Birth Plan icons and create your own VBP. Full explanations of all of the choices that the icons represent and a guide to building a birth plan for every eventuality (not just Plan A!)
Virtual Birth Plan icons
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
The 'natural', family centred caesarean
A collaboration between Durham University Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, La Leche League, NCT, and UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, providing information about normal infant sleep based upon the latest UK and world-wide research
The Durham Uni Parent-Infant Sleep Lab website with interesting, balanced research on bedsharing etc
A local support group based in South West London and Surrey
A registered charity de dedicated to families and people with Down's syndrome
This charity provides specialist support from birth and throughout the life of anyone affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus
A national charity providing support for families and those whose lives are affected by lower limb conditions
Save money, better for the environment, easier to use than you think, find out the reasons why people opt for reusable nappies and how to get started
Borrow a trial kit for free with the Surrey council
The website of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting
A collection of videos, articles and documents to help mothers having challenges with breastfeeding available in many languages
Learn more about biological nurturing or laid back breastfeeding
For both mums and dads (noticing changes in each other), and remembering that 10-15% of women and 5-10% of men report experiencing symptoms of postnatal depression, the best resource to understand what is happening in postnatal depression is