Here is a list of links to local and national services that may be useful to you, or will give you more in-depth information on pregnancy topics. The Birth Team are not affiliated with these services or companies and are not responsible for any of the information given in them.
Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC)
APEC aims to raise public and professional awareness of pre-eclampsia, improve care, and ease or prevent physical and emotional suffering caused by the disease. APEC is a charity registered in the UK.
84-88 Pinner Road
Tel: 020 8863 3271
Helpline: 020 8427 4217 (10am-2pm weekdays)
Antenatal classes with Sarah Denning
The Knowledge Antenatal Classes give reliable and practical help to learner parents. If you know nothing about birth or babies and want knowhow from experienced practising midwives, these classes are designed for you.
Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) (formerly SATFA)
ARC is the only national charity helping parents and healthcare professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences.
345 City Road
London EC1V 1LR
Helpline: 020 7631 0285
Tel/Fax: 020 7631 0280
Downs Syndrome (Nuchal) Screening
This scan is carried out from 11 weeks to 13 weeks and six days. The scan is usually performed transabdominally but in a few cases it may be necessary to do the examination transvaginally.
The Fetal Medicine Centre
137 Harley Street
London, W1G 6BG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 0476
Fax: +44 (0)20 7486 0294
For pregnancy advice, mums to be and baby information, Emma’s Diary has medical advice to help you from RCGP. From information on trying to get pregnant to baby feeding, participate in baby competitions & mums pregnancy issues discussion forums
Labour pain relief information for mothers
The Obstetric Anaesthetists Association provides education and training for anaesthetists, midwives and other practitioners involved in caring for pregnant women in the UK and overseas.
Lullaby Trust promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and provides special support for anyone bereaved through Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), more commonly known as cot death.
Perfect Balance Clinic
Osteopath Clinic providing cranial osteopathy, podiatry and Physiotherapy for sports injury and rehabilitation in Central London and St Albans.
Sara Randall, BSc (Hons) RM B.Ost.Med ND
Registered Osteopath and Midwife
Serene (formerly CRY-SIS)
Cry-sis offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.
BM Serene Crysis
7-day Helpline: 020 7404 5011
The Stanley Clayton Suite