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If you are having a problem which is not likely to be solved by eating more chocolate or getting more sleep, please check out the good folks below (links open in a new window):

General Health


Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma Association

Birth Crisis Network

Mental Health / Postnatal and other Depression



PANDAS (Pre And post Natal Depression Advice and Support)

Feeding (including breastfeeding)

La Leche League

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Feeding support organisations have volunteers who will help via telephone in an emergency – search the websites for your nearest local contact or try the NCT’s breastfeeding and feeding phone support list

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Twin/Multiple Birth


Midwives/Finding a Midwife

Royal College of Midwives

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Independent Midwives UK

Or contact your local Supervisor of Midwives – ring your local hospital switchboard and ask to be put through

Birth Support and Postnatal Support

Doula UK

Childbirth and pregnancy-related death


Miscarriage Association

Child Bereavement UK

Ina May’s Safe Motherhood Quilt project

Relationship issues


Local networks


There are many more – you are not alone!

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