Further resources for expectant parents

After talking to lots of groups of expectant parents and our midwives, we understand that mothers and their families have a lot of questions in the lead up to childbirth. With this in mind we have listed some other websites and information sources below, which will help you to make informed choices around labour and during the important months after childbirth. 

mumsnet
Pregnancy - the low down 
Staying healthy whilst pregnant  
Signs of labour 
Labour and birth 

nct
Dad's view of pregnancy 
Pregnancy discomforts
Exercise during pregnancy
Pregnancy nutrition 

New beginnings - Baby Buddy
Baby Buddy - download the app - the free award-winning mobile phone app, for parents to-be and new parents.



Links to other Professional Bodies and Information

Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide: The official NHS guide - (www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby)
Patient information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - (www.rcog.org.uk/patients)
The Preeclampsia Foundation - Information on this pregnancy related condition - (www.preeclampsia.org)
The National Childbirth Trust, the UK's largest charity for parents - (www.nct.org.uk)
Two websites that offer statistics, trends and other information to help women make choices about how and where to give birth:
BirthChoiceUK Professional - (www.birthchoiceuk.com/Professionals)
Which? Birth Choice - (www.which.co.uk/birth-choice)
Birthrights - Improving women's experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting human rights - (www.birthrights.org.uk)
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS) - (www.aims.org.uk)
Midwives Information and Resource Service (MIDIRS).

Together with the Royal College of Anaesthetists, we have also produced further information on epidurals including ‘Headache after an epidural or spinal anaesthetic’ and ‘Nerve damage associated with a spinal or epidural injection’.

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