Resources

My recommended resources for Mums-to-be and new mums:

Recommended Reading for New Mums
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

New Experience of Child Birth
Birth and Breastfeeding
Why Love Matters

Associations & Online Resources

A network of Doulas run by Doulas.
The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services providing independent support and information about maternity choices for prospective and new parents.
Support and information for mothers wanting to plan a vaginal birth after previous caesarean section.
Information on homebirth in the UK.
An independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women.
Breastfeeding support from La Leche League.
Twins and multiple births association providing support for families with twins, triplets and more.
Fantastic detailed breastfeeding support and help with video clips.
Nourishing recipes for breastfeeding mums.
Online information and support for women and their partners who have experienced the loss of a baby.
Loads of useful information about UK maternity choices and statistics – find out what the caesarean rate is at your local unit!
Promoting and protecting women’s rights in childbirth.
Easier childbirth with foetal positioning. Breech and back to back babies.
A Sling Library aims to make babywearing accessible to local parents and carers, by enabling them to try out and hire slings on a short term basis.
Fathers-To-Be offers men effective preparation for fatherhood through practical education
Transforming birth experiences, through teaching men to be truly present
Non-profit organisation aiming to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding. Baby Milk Action works within a global network to strengthen effective controls in the marketing of the baby feeding industry.
Provide information and support for those having difficulty getting sympathetic midwifery care.
Advice and  support for women with PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain).