Resource Guide: Maternity

A list of useful online resources to help you in your professional research
and educational needs

Maternity Alliance

45 Beech Street
London EC2Y 2LX
Tel: 020-7588 8583
Fax: 020-7588 8584
Information line: 020-7588 8582

An independent charity which works to improve rights and services for all
pregnant women, new mothers and their families. Provides expert information and
specialist legal advice on aspects of maternity rights and benefits. Excellent,
clear and easy to use, it should be the first port of call for anyone returning
to work after giving birth. Has information on its recent campaigns and
research plus an excellent page of links to other related sites.

Parents at Work

Tel: 020-7628 3565
Fax: 020-7628 3591
Helpline: 020-7628 3578

Aims to work with parents and employers to balance work and home.

Meet a Mum Association

Waterside Centre
26 Avenue Road
London SE25 4DX
Tel: 020-8771 5595
Fax: 020-8239 1153
Helpline: 020-8239 1152

Provides support to mums and pregnant women who are lonely or isolated after
the birth of a baby or are moving to a new area. Originally set up to help
those suffering from postnatal depression, it also includes anyone wanting to
meet other new mums in their area. Also supports mothers and families through
postnatal illness with a specialist helpline.

Association for Improvement in Maternity Services

Gives information and support to parents and health professionals on all
aspects of maternity care.

Action on Pre-Eclampsia

Offers information and support to women suffering from pre-eclampsia.

The Miscarriage Association

c/o Clayton Hospital
West Yorkshire WF1 3JS
Helpline 01924 200799

Offers support and information after miscarriage. Produces leaflets,
factsheets and audiotapes and can put anyone who has suffered a miscarriage in
touch with over 50 local groups.

Homebirth Organisation

Site providing information about homebirth for parents, also gives advice to
health professionals looking for facts and ideas. The site includes an index of
research, as well as homebirth and parents rights and a list of support groups.

Beyond the Baby Blues

Website for those looking for help and information about postnatal
depression. Includes a discussion forum, as well as information on PND, its
symptoms and links to other related sites.

Association for Post Natal Illness

Helpline: 020-7386 0868

Provides support for mothers suffering from postnatal illness, also aims to
increase awareness of the illness and encourage research into its causes.

National Childbirth Trust

020-8992 8637

National Childrens Bureau

New Ways to Work

Offers advice and expertise on new and flexible approaches to work for those
with families.

Parentline Plus

Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Gives advice to anyone parenting a child – parents, grandparents, foster
parents, step-parents and so on.

Multiple Births Foundation

Twins and Multiple Births Association

Helpline: 01732 868000

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

Helpline: 020-7436 5881

Compiled by Kate Rouy

This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes additions from
readers as well as suggestions for topics of interest

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