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Useful Resources...

Below I have added some information & links to resources that you may find helpful during your pregnancy. Please feel free to message me with anything else you feel would be useful to have added to the list...

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Screening tests for you & your baby

This is a really useful leaflet to explain all of the screening tests throughout your pregnancy & the early weeks with your new baby. From your booking blood tests through to your baby's hearing screening. This leaflet explains all of the NHS tests available.

All 4 birth

All4birth is an online, freely available resource for sharing of information & resources related to childbirth and maternity care.

The objectives of All4Birth are to gather resources into one, accessible space, to increase awareness of and knowledge relating to normal physiological childbirth, to transfer and share knowledge between locations, individuals, and countries, and to maximise potential for optimal outcomes for mothers and babies.

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AIMS

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AIMS works towards better births for all by campaigning and information sharing, protecting human rights in childbirth and helping everyone to know their rights, whatever birth they want, and wherever they want it.

AIMS mission is supported by the following three pillars of work:

  • Providing objective, accessible, evidence-based information tailored to the needs of maternity service users and those who support them

  • Providing individual support and tools for self-advocacy

  • Campaigning and lobbying at national level for the service improvements that we believe are needed

BUMPS - Best Use of Medicine in Pregnancy

Bumps (Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy) has been designed to provide freely available, reliable, evidenced-based and accurate information about the use of medicines in pregnancy.

Their aim is to help women & birthing people to make decisions regarding use of medicines in pregnancy that are best for both them and their baby.

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Tommy's Resources...
Reduced Fetal Movements

We work across the whole pregnancy journey, turning our research breakthroughs into new tests and treatments, campaigning for changes to national maternity care and providing expert information and support for everyone.

Including Information on Baby movements in pregnancy

Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well. Contact your midwife or maternity unit immediately if you think your baby’s movements have slowed down, stopped or changed. There are staff on the maternity unit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dr Sara Wickham

Dr Sara Wickham PhD, MA, PGCert, BA(Hons) is a bestselling author, speaker, and researcher who works independently. Sara is the Director of the Birth Information Project. 

Sara’s career has been varied and includes three decades of experience as a midwife, lecturer and researcher.

She is the author/editor of eighteen books, has edited three midwifery journals, and lectured in more than thirty countries. Sara provides consultancy services for midwifery and health-related organisations around the world.

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Rights in Childbirth

All4birth is an online, freely available resource for sharing of information & resources related to childbirth and maternity care.

The objectives of All4Birth are to gather resources into one, accessible space, to increase awareness of and knowledge relating to normal physiological childbirth, to transfer and share knowledge between locations, individuals, and countries, and to maximise potential for optimal outcomes for mothers and babies.

Spinning Babies

Spinning Babies is a physiological approach to preparing for and supporting birth.

During birth, babies descend through the pelvis by turning to fit each curve in the passage. Baby’s turns are “fetal rotation.” If fetal rotation can be made easier, birth is easier for everyone. 

Spinning Babies has become a paradigm, or a new view on childbirth. By understanding birth physiology better we can help birth be easier. Spinning Babies is how we are Changing Birth on Earth.

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Optimal Birth

Biomechanics for birth courses. The study of human movement. Working with your body to make birth the easiest possible by understanding body anatomy & physiology.

Self referral to Maternity IOW

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You may be wondering what to do next? Even when accessing Independent Midwifery care, you are still entitled to everything the NHS has to offer. In fact we would encourage you to book with your local NHS trust. You just get to pick & choose which bits are right for you & your family. Below is the link to complete your self referral from around 6 weeks pregnant.

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