Pregnancy and birth help

This is a compilation of pregnancy and birth help. The list is made up of free resources, as well as other local services that you might find helpful.

Pregnancy related problems

You should always consult your midwife if anything changes with your pregnancy. If you would like further information, the following links may be helpful.

Spinning babies – learn some gentle exercises and movements to encourage your baby into a good position.
Breech Birth UK – a facebook group for Mums whose baby is in breech position
NICE guidelines – the official guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence
Positive Birth Movement – for local meet up groups
Kent Fertitility Coach – learn tools to help you enjoy your life again, whilst holding space for the baby

Birth resources

AIMs – this site, and books, will offer you evidence based, impartial advice on a range of subjects from knowing your rights in pregnancy, planning a home birth, breech births and more.
Dr Sarah Wickham – for evidence based information on a range of subjects including group b strep, inductions and birthing your placenta.

Local pregnancy and birth practitioners

Mother Mother Birth Doula – Ruth is a birth doula, who will offer you choice and support during your birth and beyond.
Sarah Tessier – Sarah is a post-natal doula, offering a wide range of services to make your transition to motherhood easier.
Bowen Bexley – pregnancy and post-natal massages based in Welling.
The Placenta Pro – for placenta encapsulation, essence and cosmetics.
North West Kent Sling library – hire or try before you buy to find your perfect baby carrier
Laura Scarlett Doula – Laura is an antenatal and birth doula, and also offers post-natal support.

Pregnancy and birth hire

Barefoot Pools – a home birth pool supplier, they hire you the pool for the month of your due date
Baby Care TENs – hire your TENs machine here

Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding, once you get the hang of it, is usually an easy way to feed your baby – no bottles to sterilise and no formula to buy. In theory it’s great! However, many women find breastfeeding difficult, or impossible. The key to a good breastfeeding journey is learning in advance problems that you might have and then how to over come them, as well as heaps of support.

La Leche League South East London – for a qualified feeding consultant as well as monthly meet ups with other breastfeeding mums
La Leche League facebook – the facebook group for La Leche
UK breastfeeding and parent support – you will usually get a quick response to problems on here, day and night
Human Milk for Human Babies – if you are in need of donor milk, or would like to donate milk