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Other Avenues of Information and Support

A collection of organisations, books, podcasts and social media accounts

Emergency Numbers

Numbers

NHS – 111

Emergency Services – 999

Samaritans – 116 123

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 200 0247

Websites

For Baby’s Sake
A programme for expectant parents, whether together as a couple or not, who want to bring an end to domestic abuse

Womens Aid
Support for domestic violence

 

Birth Trauma

Websites

The Birth Trauma Association
Unfold Your Wings
Positive Birth Movement
AIMS

Books

  • How to Heal a Bad Birth – Melissa Brujin
  • Birth Shock – Mia Scotland

Podcasts

  • One Torn Every Minute
Trauma & PTSD

Websites

Mind
Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

NHS Self Help Guides
View and download a range of mental health self help guides in different formats.

PTSD UK
UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Books

Trauma is Really Strange – Steve Hains

The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Recovering from Trauma and PTSD – Deborah Lee

The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van Der Kolk

Apps

Mira
A trauma support app for self-management and tracking of symptoms such as flashbacks, anxiety and dissociation.

Pregnancy & Baby Loss

Websites

Miscarriage Association
Providing information for those affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.

Sands
Stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK.

Tommys
Pregnancy and baby loss charity, funding research and providing support in pregnancy.

Petals
Charity working towards providing a nationwide specialist counselling service for bereaved parents.

Aching Arms
Charity offering a support service to parents after their loss, whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or soon after.

Books

Saying Goodbye – Zoe Clark-Coates

Why Baby Loss Matters – Kay King

These Precious Little People (explaining baby loss to siblings)

Podcasts

The Fertility Podcast – ‘We Need to Talk about Miscarriage’ Series

The Worst Girl Gang Ever podcast

The Griefcast – Episode 93 – with Zoe Clark-Coates

 

Fertility Problems

Websites

Fertility Friends
A forum community dedicated to infertility and fertility support.

Fertility Network UK
Provides free and impartial support, advice, information and understanding for anyone affected by fertility issues.

Fertility Help Hub UK
Articles related to tops around fertility including trying to conceive, nutrition, acupuncture, fertility clinics, sperm/egg donor services, surrogacy, and community.

Daisy
A charity for women with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).

The Donor Conception Network
Supporting donor conception families

Books

Infertility and PTSD – Joanna Flemons

Podcast

The Fertility Podcast

Depression & Anxiety

Websites

PANDAS
Supporting parents affected by mental health problems

Open P.A.W.S.
Supporting parents with perinatal anxiety and worry

Books

Mind Over Mother – Anna Mathur
What Have I done – Laura Dockrill
The Best, Most Awful Job – Katherine May

Podcasts

The Good Enough Mother

Apps

ACT Companion
The Acceptance and Commitment Training app

Headspace
App for sleep, meditation and relaxation.

Calm
App for sleep, meditation and relaxation.

Premature Birth

Websites

ARC
Offering non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening.

Bliss
Supporting parents of premature babies

Books

Mothership – Francesca Segal

Podcasts

Premature Dad

Pregnancy Complications

Websites

ARC
Offering non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening.

Tommys
Pregnancy charity working to make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth.

Action on Pre-eclampsia
Raising awareness of pre-eclampsia, improving care, and reducing suffering caused by the disease.

Pregnancy sickness support
Improving care, treatment and support for women suffering from Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) and the severe form of the condition; Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).

Fathers Wellbeing

Websites

The Fatherhood Institute
A charity that has been working behind the scenes to raise the profile of ‘involved fatherhood’.

The Dads Net
A network of dads in the UK, sharing in the laughter and the tears of being a father

Fathers To Be
Supporting expectant and new dads by reinforcing their relationship with themselves, their partners, their babies, and the health professionals caring for the family.

Fathers Reaching Out
Supporting Father’s mental health.

From Dads to Dads
Real life experiences and real life useful facts. Information dads want laid out simply

Dad’s Matter UK
Supporting dads worried about or suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Music. Football. Fatherhood
For Dads who want open conversations around fatherhood

Books

DAD: Untold stories of Fatherhood, Love, Mental Health and Masculinity – Elliot Rae

Podcasts

How Are You Dad?
Exploring the challenges men face in becoming a father.

Getting to Know Your Baby

Websites

AIMS and Getting to Know Your Baby
Videos to help parents, caregivers and health professionals know how to support a baby’s emotional development.

Tiny Happy People
Providing fun activities and things to do with your child to help develop their communication skills

Zero to Three
Supporting parents to support babies and toddlers development.

Best Beginnings Charity
Supporting all parents, co-parents and caregivers to give their children the best beginning in life.

Watch Me Play
Promoting child-led play.

Lullaby Trust
Provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies.

Do It Like a Mother
Supporting people’s journeys through pregnancy and parenthood with antenatal, baby and toddler classes in Essex.

LGBTQ parenting

Websites

The LGBT Mummies Tribe
Aiming to educate, share, & celebrate’ LGBT+ women & people globally on the path to motherhood or parenthood.

Books

The Other Mother

Instagram

@thequeerbirthclub

Managing Motherhood

Websites

Matrescence
Ted Talk by Alexandra Sacks speaking about the transition to motherhood

Do It Like a Mother
Supporting people’s journeys through pregnancy and parenthood with antenatal, baby and toddler classes. In Essex.

Books

The Little Book of Self-Care for Mums-To-Be – Beccy Hands

Podcasts

The Good Enough Mother podcast 

Spinning Plates with Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Couple Relationship

Websites

Partners to Parents
Teaching you simple strategies to strengthen your relationship with your partner when you become parents

Gingerbread
Providing expert advice and practical support for single mums and dads in England and Wales

Books

Hold Me Tight Sometimes – Sue Johnson

Podcast

Where Should We Begin – Estel Perel