Useful links

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


Nursery Shopping Specialists

020 8203 3377

Building a happy baby

A guide for parents PDF

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

Emma’s Diary

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

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.

Maternity nurses

Email Jill:

My Hospital Bag

A bag containing all the essential items for you and your baby for your stay in hospital. With the essentials for pre and post labour.

07958 910288
Email Karen:

My Online Midwife

A series of informative videos


Parenting advice, support and chat | Mumsnet


Parenting advice and information in England

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
Tel: 07813642054

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

Spire Bushey Hospital

Startpage Baby pages

A selection of useful baby related pages.

The Stanley Clayton Suite


Expert parenting advice and independent reviews of mother and baby products.

Yummy Yoga

Yummy Yoga Classes are specially designed yoga classes for mums-to-be and new mums and their babies. Practice of Yoga in Pregnancy brings about better physical health, calmer mind, deeper body & mind awareness, Joy and Relaxation.

Sarah and Elinor