Resources

Local groups

The Nest Pregnancy Well-Being Group, currently meeting weekly online www.facebook.com/thenestswcic/

Exeter Home Birth Group http://www.exeterhomebirth.com/

Exeter Babies, for real nappies, peer breasfeeding support and playgroups in Exeter http://www.exeterbabies.co.uk/

Exmouth ‘Bosom Buddies’ Breastfeeding support https://www.facebook.com/exmouthbosombuddies/

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Pregnancy & Birth

Doula UK: http://doula.org.uk/

List of local doulas covering Exeter, put in your postcode to find who covers your area: https://doula.org.uk/find-a-doula/

AIMS (wealth of information on all aspects of maternity provision): http://aims.org.uk/

Birth Choices UK: http://www.birthchoiceuk.com/BirthChoiceUKFrame.htm?http://www.birthchoiceuk.com/Antenatal.htm

BellyBelly (pregnancy, birth & baby resource): http://www.bellybelly.com.au/

Spinning Babies (a must visit website): http://www.spinningbabies.com/more-info/for-pregnancy

Independent Midwives UK: http://www.independentmidwives.org.uk/

IPEN Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network: http://www.placentanetwork.com/

Hormones: http://www.essexmums.org/pregnancy-hormones.html

Breech Birth: http://www.breechbirth.ca/Welcome.html

Birthing supplies: http://www.homebirthsupplies.co.uk/

TEDX talks on pregnancy, birth & doulas http://www.hellosunshineok.com/blog/2015/7/21/ted-talks-for-pregnancy-and-birth

JUNO magazine: http://www.junomagazine.com/ – for a free copy enter the code: UDC31187 on this page: http://shop.junopublishing.co.uk/contact-us/get-a-free-copy/

Homebirth: http://www.homebirth.org.uk/

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Water birth

http://www.thegoodbirth.co.uk/obstacles_to_a_waterbirth
http://www.homebirth.org.uk/water.htm
http://www.aims.org.uk/choosewater.htm
https://www.birthpoolinabox.co.uk/

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Hypnosis techniques for birth

http://www.natalhypnotherapy.co.uk/87.html
http://www.hypnobirthing.co.uk/

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Breastfeeding

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: http://abm.me.uk tel: 0300 330 5453

Breastfeeding Network: http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/ 0300100 0212

La Leche League: http://www.lalecheleague.org/

NCT: http://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/breastfeeding-concerns

Sleep & breastfeeding: http://www.analyticalarmadillo.co.uk/2010/11/breastfeeding-moms-dont-get-less-sleep.html?m=1

KellyMom: http://www.kellymom.com/

BellyBelly (pregnancy, birth & baby resource): http://www.bellybelly.com.au/

Exeter Babies, for real nappies, peer breasfeeding support and playgroups in Exeter http://www.exeterbabies.co.uk/

Exmouth ‘Bosom Buddies’ Breastfeeding support https://www.facebook.com/exmouthbosombuddies/


Parenting:

Parenting by Connection: https://www.handinhandparenting.org/who-we-are/our-approach/

Childs 1st year: http://www.naturalchild.org/jan_hunt/babyspeaks.html

Natural Parenting UK: www.natural-parenting.com

Steve Biddulph http://www.stevebiddulph.com/Site_1/Home.html

The Informed Parent: http://www.informedparent.co.uk/

JUNO magazine: http://www.junomagazine.com/ – for a free copy enter the code: UDC31187 on this page: http://shop.junopublishing.co.uk/contact-us/get-a-free-copy/

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Baby wearing:

http://www.slingmeet.co.uk/
http://www.babywearing.co.uk/
http://www.schoolofbabywearing.com/

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Mental Health Support

Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/. Info-line: 0300 123 3393, Text: 86463

Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP), Information and support for anyone affected by postpartum psychosis: https://www.app-network.org/

Anxiety UK, Advice and support for people living with anxiety: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

The Association for Post Natal Illness, Provides support for women experiencing postnatal depression: https://apni.org/

Birth Trauma Association, Support for anyone affected by birth trauma, including partners: https://birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/

Family Action, Supports families of any kind, including with mental health problems: https://www.family-action.org.uk/

Family Lives, Information and support for parents and families: https://www.familylives.org.uk/

Fatherhood Institute, Information, research and training to support fathers and their families: http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/

The Lullaby Trust, 0808 802 6868 (Bereavement support), 0808 802 6869 (Information & advice), Information and support for people affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/

Maternal OCD, Information and support for people experiencing perinatal OCD, and their families: https://maternalocd.org/

The Miscarriage Association, 01924 200799, Information and support for anyone affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy: https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/

No Panic, 0844 967 4848, Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for people with anxiety disorders: https://nopanic.org.uk/

PANDAS Foundation, Information and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem during or after pregnancy: https://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/

PND & Me, Online network connecting people with experience of perinatal mental health problems through Twitter. http://pndandme.co.uk/

Sands, Information and support for anyone affected by the death of a baby: https://sands.org.uk/

Tommy’s, Information and support for people affected by stillbirth, miscarriage and premature birth: https://www.tommys.org/