MIDWIFE TIPS

Here are our recommendations for resources you may want to access to support you through pregnancy, planning for birth and caring for your new family.


NATIONAL CLINICAL GUIDENCE & RESEARCH

Royal Collage of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: for access to a wide range of useful leaflets and information, click HERE. 

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): click HERE for useful information. 

Evidence and Research - Cochrane perform systematic reviews of research papers and is a great one stop shop when starting to research different topics.


PREGNANCY AND BIRTH SUPPORT:

The Positive Birth Movement: http://www.positivebirthmovement.org.

For Statistics and results for hospitals nationwide: http://www.which.co.uk/birth-choice.

Promoting and Protecting Women’s Rights in Childbirth: http://www.birthrights.org.uk.

Doula’s: https://doula.org.uk.

Private Midwives: http://www.neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk.

Epi-No: https://epi-no.co.uk.

Birth Pool: https://www.birthpoolinabox.co.uk.

Placenta Encapsulation: https://placentaremediesnetwork.org.


BOOKS

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin

The Positive Birth Book - Milli Hill

Birth Skills -  Juju Sundin

The Hypnobirthing Book (and MP3) - Katherine Graves

Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally – Janet Balaskas

Men Love & Birth – Mark Harris

AIMS – evidence based short books on breech birth, induction of labour , Birth your Placenta, Group B Strep and much more: https://www.aims.org.uk.


CARING FOR YOUR BABY

Kings College Hospital: Going home with your baby.

This booklet from www.kch.nhs.uk explains the process for going home after their baby’s birth. Click HERE for the PDF guide.

UNICEF: Caring for your baby at night.   One of the biggest challenges for new parents is getting used to the changes that a baby will bring to their night-time routine. Click   HERE   to access useful resources from  www.unicef.org.uk .

UNICEF: Caring for your baby at night.

One of the biggest challenges for new parents is getting used to the changes that a baby will bring to their night-time routine. Click HERE to access useful resources from www.unicef.org.uk.

The Lullaby Trust: Safe Sleeping.   Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) for your baby by following safer sleep advice. The advice from  www.lullabytrust.org.uk  is based on strong scientific evidence. Click   HERE   to read more.

The Lullaby Trust: Safe Sleeping.

Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) for your baby by following safer sleep advice. The advice from www.lullabytrust.org.uk is based on strong scientific evidence. Click HERE to read more.

 

Infant Sleep Information Source: 

PDF Information Sheets on Baby Sleep/ Swaddling/ Slings / Sleeping bags and be found HERE.

 

National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence:

What to expect in first couple of weeks. Click HERE to find for a PDF resource from www.nice.org.uk containing common health concerns for you and baby.

 

GOV.UK: Register a Birth:

Find out more information and register your baby's birth HERE.


CARING FOR YOURSELF

Perineal Care:

For further information from www.kch.nhs.uk and a PDF guide to perineal care, click HERE.

Pelvic Floor Exercises:

For further information from www.kch.nhs.uk and a PDF guide to pelvic floor exercises, click HERE.

Postnatal Depression:

For further information from The Royal College of Psychiatrists regarding Postnatal Depression, and access to useful resources, click HERE

PANDAS Foundation UK supports people coping with Pre and Postnatal Depression. Click HERE for further information.

For information on Postnatal Depression geared towards men, click HERE

 

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

UNICEF: 'Off to the Best Start'. For a PDF version of the UNICEF 'off to the Best Start' leaflet, click HERE.

Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding: click HERE for a PDF guide to breastfeeding and tongue tie from www.kch.nhs.uk.

Taking Medication whilst Breastfeeding: find out more, and view a drugs factsheet HERE.

There are many breastfeeding cafés and milk spots staffed by trained professionals. You can search online for those most local to you. The following links may help: Lewisham & Southwark & Lambeth

La Leche League: 0845 120 2918 or www.laleche.org.uk.

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212 or www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers:  www.abm.me.uk.

The Breastfeeding Network: www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk.

 

LACTATION CONSULTANT

Nicky Harris is an experienced midwife and lactation specialist who offers private consultations in your home. Contact her on 07843383494 or visit the following link: http://www.neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk/our-midwives.

 

FORMULA FEEDING SUPPORT

Click HERE for a Guide to Bottle Feeding from UNICEF.

Gentle Parenting offer useful information around Baby led Bottle Feeding. Find out more HERE

Further information on the topic can be found HERE

 

INFANT SCREENING

The NHS provide information on the Newborn Examination, Hearing, and Blood Spot Tests HERE. 

Click HERE for an NHS leaflet on the BCG vaccine for your baby.