This page is under construction. Soon you'll find links to all the studies, support groups, products and experts mentioned in Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan here. Have I missed something good? Let me know!

Vitamin K information:

Third Stage:

Placentas:

Find out about things to do with your placenta and/or local practitioners: https://placentaremediesnetwork.org/


Feeding:

  • National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212
  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers www.ABM.me.uk
  • La Leche League Leader www.laleche.org.uk or 0345 120 2918
  • NCT Helpline 0300 330 0700
  • Find a support groups near you: https://abm.me.uk/breastfeeding-support-groups
  • Breastfeeding videos (range of languages available): www.bestbeginnings.co.uk
  • Find a lactation consultant near you: http://www.lcgb.org/
  • Find a tongue tie divider near you: www.tongue-tie.org.uk/find-a-tongue-tie-divider
  • Food of Love, Kate Evans - wonderful, illustrated breastfeeding book
  • Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple, Nancy MohrbacherBaby-Led
  • Breastfeeding: How to make breastfeeding work with your baby’s help, Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett
  • Why Mothers Medications Matters, Wendy Jones - for the lowdown on prescription and other drugs and alcohol and breastfeeding
  • Vanessa Christie: http://vanessachristie.com/
  • Shel Banks: http://shelbanks.co.uk/
  • Why Formula Feeding Matters, Shel Banks
  • Fearless Formula Feeder
  • Unicef guides to formula feeding: https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/baby-friendly-resources/leaflets-and-posters/simple-formula-guide-for-parents/
  • Evidence-based guide to different formula milks: www.firststepsnutrition.org : evidence-based information on formula feeding
  • Helpful information and photos of the what to expect from your baby’s nappy: https://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/whats-your-babys-nappy


Postnatal support:

  • Postnatal doulas
  • Nurturing New Families, Naomi Kemeny
  • dontbuyherflowers.com: get your friends to buy you these recovery packages, with food vouchers instead of cuddly toys

Carrying your baby in a sling or carrier:

  • Why Babywearing Matters, Rosie Knowles
  • Find a local sling library: https://ukslinglibraries.wordpress.com/find-a-sling-library-near-you/
  • Stretchy wrap brands: Kari Me (my favourite) and Moby Wrap
  • Best tie for a newborn? Front wrap cross carry. Youtube is your friend for learning how to tie. Practice with a teddy in pregnancy. You will find it fiddly and annoying the first few times. Persevere!

Co-sleeping:

  • Safe co-sleeping guidelines, Mother Baby Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, http://cosleeping.nd.edu/safe-co-sleeping-guidelines/
  • Infant Sleep Information Source, https://www.isisonline.org.uk

Body positive

Mental wellness and illness:

Recovering from a serious tear:

Miscarriage:

Stillbirth or the death of a baby:

  • SANDS, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, has support groups, information and a helpline: www.uk-sands.org 0808 164 3332
  • Charity providing beautiful funeral clothes for babies who have died: http://www.cherishedgowns.org.uk/
  • https://www.sayinggoodbye.org/: information, support and remembrance services

Premature birth

Parenting

  • The Mother Book, Molly Gunn
  • What Mothers Do, Especially When It Lookd Like Nothing, Naomi Stadlen
  • BabyCalm, Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • Pride and Joy, A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Parents, Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt
  • Where’s the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad, Trevor Macdonald
  • https://www.coffeeandcrumbs.net/: collected stories of motherhood
  • The Wonder Weeks, Hetty van de Rijt
  • https://talesfromthemotherside.com: diverse tales from pregnancy, birth and parenting
  • Motherhood Uncensored podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/motherhooduncensored
  • Scummy Mummies podcast: http://www.scummymummies.com/podcast