Links

Read more about Doulas from these articles in the national press:

Mothering the New Mums – BBC News

Someone to Watch Over Me – The Guardian

Below are some of the many web sites which offer information about pregnancy, birth and parenting:

Aims
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services
Antenatal results and choices
Information about the various antenatal tests that may be performed and the choices parents have

Association of Radical Midwives
This site has information about midwives, student midwives and others in the UK committed to improving the maternity care provided by the NHS.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Website which provides breastfeeding support and information for breastfeeding women and for those involved in their care.

www.cambsdoulas.co.uk
The website for Cambridgeshire Doulas

Doula UK
This is the first organisation in the UK deciated to supporting and promoting the work of Doulas.

BBC Health
From the excellent BBC web site – advice not just on parenting but also on common illnesses, baby’s needs, and your needs.

Birth Choice UK
Where you choose to have your baby and whom you choose to look after you in labour will affect the type of birth you have and the care you receive. This website explains your options and gives you some information to help you make those choices.

Home Birth
Home Birth reference site

La Leche League (Great Britain)
UK web site of the international charity devoted to helping mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education.

National Childbirth Trust
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.

Sheila Kitzinger
Here you can explore aspects of birth, drawing on things that Sheila has learned from women around the world and her research as a social anthropologist into women’s experiences of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

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