Some of our favourite websites and organizations
AIMS (Association for the improvement in maternity services)
Publications of booklets and books on some controversial aspects of childbirth www.aims.org.uk
Active Birth Centre
Information, inspiration and empowerment for pregnancy and childbirth.
Excellent current information on every woman’s rights in childbirth.
Good Birth Company
Good Birth Company for water birth information and excellent pool hire.
MIDIRS (Midwives Information and Resource Service)
The Informed Choice Leaflets on-line
NCT (National Childbirth Trust)
Publish and supply a very good range of books and leaflets covering pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenthood.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
To be able to read and understand the current NICE guidelines for yourself.
Association of Radical Midwives
The archives give you a lot of information about pregnancy and birth.
Fathers To Be
Today’s fathers are participating more personally than ever before in the birth and upbringing of their children. This can have a strong impact on the family.
“Doula” (pronounced “doola”) is a Greek word meaning “woman servant or caregiver”. It now refers to an experienced woman who offers emotional and practical support to a woman (or couple) before, during and after childbirth.
This therapy is attracting increasing interest for its gentle yet effective approach, working directly with the body’s natural capacity for self-repair to treat a wide range of conditions.
This organisation has been training doulas since 2005. The course is Recognised/Accredited with Doula UK. The trainers are all working doulas with many years of experience supporting hundreds of families between them.
Now recognised by sportscotland as the Governing Body for Yoga in Scotland. It has a network of around 300 qualified, registered and insured teachers.
A national database of like-minded teachers who have been influenced by the work of the late Vanda Scaravelli.
Positive birth stories
For positive birth stories, information and inspiration.
Information for helping breech and posterior babies move into an optimal position for birth.
Dr Sarah Buckley, medical doctor and mother of 4 babies born at home, tells the facts and the story of birth and of women’s bodies- the best information for women.
Debra Pascali Bonaro
Find your power, joy and pleasure in birthing. Not to be missed!
One of our favourite midwives and advocates. Sara Wickham writes excellent, thoughtful and well-researched articles on so many interesting subjects for birth and motherhood.