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The following organisations can give you further pregnancy information. They're grouped into sections to help you find the best one for you. Remember, we've only included national organisations; look out for local groups, networks and organisations on notice boards, through your council's website or by asking your midwife.

General pregnancy

Active Birth Centre

Support and information if you want to give birth as naturally as possible.

Antenatal Results and Choices

Gives you more information about the choices you have to make during your antenatal care - helpful if abnormalities are diagnosed.

Babycentre

This friendly website covers loads of pregnancy information, from scans to baby naming. Its has a very busy forums page, where mums-to-be discuss everything, from piles to breastfeeding.

Babyworld

Another general website with forums, reviews of all sorts of baby gear, recipes using only foods suitable for pregnant women and real life stories from women who've had their babies.

The Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation

The Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation raises awareness of ectopic pregnancies and runs a fully staffed, 24-hour helpline for women who may think they are affected by an ectopic pregnancy. They charge 3p per minute to cover some of the cost for this service.

Emma’s Diary

Emma’s Diary offers a pregnancy guide online, as well as baby samples, weekly emails updates about your baby throughout your pregnancy, parenting forums and vouchers.

Independent Midwives Association

Register of accredited independent midwives. Helpful if you'd like to pay for a private midwife.

Institute of Complementary Medicine

A UK registered charity that provides information on the safe and best practice of complementary medicine.

iVillage

Online content for women, including pregnancy advice.

National Childbirth Trust

Antenatal classes, postnatal help and breastfeeding support.

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children

Suppot service for families affected by birth defects (syndromes, diseases, disorders and malformations that occur before birth.

TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Associations)

Supprt and information for famiilies with twins or more.

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Mental health

RSCPP Directory

Find a counsellor who can help you dealing with specific mental health issues while pregnant or shortly after giving birth.

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Nutrition

Eat well, be well

Food Standards Agency website with lots of information about food, including tips on eating well, recipes, a section on pregnancy and information about food labelling.

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Emotional support

Lone Parents

This website has lots of support for single parents as well as a busy forum where you can chat with other single parents.

Gingerbread

Has lots of advice for lone parents, including factsheets on housing, maintenance, education and benefits.

Relate

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, meditation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through its website. Face-to-face appointments are not free of charge.

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Stress in pregnancy

Begin before birth

This website was set up for those who want to understand the importance of stress in pregnancy, how this can affect their well-being and what they can do to help manage their own stress. Mothers and fathers may also be interested in learning more about how the fetus develops, the importance of the father, family and friends during pregnancy and the effects of fetal programming on the baby and child

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Resources for fathers

Dad info

Dad info provides information for dads, so that they can be the best for their kids. Covers everything, from pregnancy, birth and babies to financial, legal and education information - from a dads perspective.

HomeDad

Social website for stay-at-home dads. Has a forum and lots of interesting features on being a dad.

Young Fathers Initiative

The Young Fathers Initiative (YFI) aims to support and benefit young fathers - those 25 years old and under - and expectant young fathers. 

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Premature babies

Bliss

Helpline for babies in special care.

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Pregnancy problems

Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC)

Information and support for women at risk of, or affected by, pre-eclampsia.

Child Bereavement Trust

 Provides support and counselling for grieving families.

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Support and information for those whose lives have been affected by an ectopic pregnancy.

The Miscarriage Association

Support and information for women, including their partneres and families, who have miscarried.

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

Support and information for bereaved parents and their families when their baby dies at or soon after birth.

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Post-pregnancy support

Association for Postnatal Illness

Offers advice and support to women suffering from postnatal depression.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Freephone helpline for childcare information.

British Red Cross - Free first-aid training for baby and child

This is a free online resource including videos, quizzes and general advice.

Daycare Trust

Provides parents with enough information to make the right childcare choice.

La Leche League (Great Britain)

Help and information for mums who want to breastfeed.

One Space

A community for single parents, offering essential information, interactive learning & friendly forums for peer support.


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