Pregnancy & Childbirth
In this section you can find support for the following:
Post Natal Depression & Perinatal Mental Health
For Miscarriage Stillbirth support, please click here
For Fertility issues & family choices, please click here
The National Childbirth Trust
NCT offer information and advice about pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care to parents and parents-to-be.
Helpline: 0300 33 00 700 (lines open 8am - midnight)
Information for Mums, to give confidence throughout a pregnancy.
Pregnancy Over 40
Mumsnet information for women embarking on motherhood later in life.
NHS – Teen Pregnancy Support
Information about teen pregnancy support.
Pre-Natal Paternity Test
NHS information on pre-natal paternity testing.
Advice for concerns about your rights during pregnancy and after.
Adviceline: 0808 802 0029 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm)
NHS information on ectopic pregnancy.
Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Support information for ectopic pregnancy.
Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation
Information for anyone affected by ectopic pregnancy, with FAQ’s in a number of languages.
Helpline: 0845 070 4636 (lines open 24 hours)
NHS information on diabetes in pregnancy, it’s effects and treatment.
Down’s Syndrome Testing
NHS information on testing for Down’s Syndrome in pregnancy.
Obesity and Pregnancy
NHS information about obesity in pregnancy.
Alcohol & Pregnancy
NHS information on the dangers of alcohol use in pregnancy.
Illegal Drug Use in Pregnancy
NHS information on managing drug use when pregnant.
NHS information on Pre-eclampsia.
Information for patients on having a cervical stitch – also called cervical cerclage.
Severe vomiting – Hyperemesis-gravidarum
Information on severe vomiting in pregnancy.
Download information on women and stroke including risk factors of stroke during pregnancy.
NHS - Start4Life
Tailored e-mails and text messages on pregnancy and baby development and the option to sign up for Start4Life Information Service for Parents.
Which? Birth Choice
Online advice for choices of where to give birth.
Information about recovery after a C section.
Group B Streptococcus - GBS Infection
Information and support for early and late onset Streptococcal B Infection in new born babies.
NHS information on the different types of birthmarks that may be visible at birth or soon after.
Online membership organisation with support on all aspects of being a Mum.
NHS information about multiple births.
Twins Trust provide support to families of twins, triplets and more; helplines are staffed by parents of multiples.
Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
Information about TTTS, a possible complication of a multiple pregnancy.
Information about special care babies and neonatal units.
Bliss support parents of babies born prematurely.
Tommy’s offer information about premature birth, miscarriage and stillbirth; midwife can be contacted on the helpline.
Helpline: 0800 0147 800 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
POST NATAL DEPRESSION & PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH
House of Light – PND support
Providing support and information to women affected by Post Natal Depression and their families.
Helpline: 0800 043 2031 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Maternal Mental Health Alliance
Aiming to ensure women and families affected by perinatal mental health problems have access to quality, comprehensive perinatal mental health care.
Association for Post Natal Illness - APNI
Offering support for post-natal depression.
Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am – 2pm)
Net Mums – Post Natal Depression
Support for post natal depression.
Providing support for pre and post natal depression.
Helpline: 0808 1961 776 (lines open Monday – Sunday 11am – 10pm)
APP –Postpartum Psychosis
Information and support on Postpartum Psychosis a severe, but treatable form of mental illness that may occur after a birth.
Birth Trauma Association
Peer support for women who have suffered a traumatic birth.