On this page you will find recommended U.K. and worldwide websites for inspiration.
Included are also some suggestions for books that are a good read !
The wonderful webmaster and designer of birthwise.uk.com is my husband John Morgan.
He is also the Managing Director for Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy.
A place with a passion for Healing and generous with helpful advice.
Also a big thank you to friends and clients who have given photos to share.
Especially Nick and Booj Beak…. See their amazing website www.circustakeaway.co.uk
Organisations I have trained with and am member of :
Birthlight . Yoga classes and professional training.
For the greater Enjoyment of Pregnancy, Birth and Babies.01223 362288 www.birthlight.com
Ecstatic Birth with Binnie.A. Dansby.
Using the Creative Power for a Conscious and Ecstatic Pregnancy and Birth. www.ecstaticbirth.com
Yogabirth. Professional Association of Yoga and Childbirth Educators. www.yogabirth.org
Doula Uk. A non-profit association for Birth and Postnatal Doulas.www.doula.org.uk
The British Wheel of Yoga is the National governing Body for Yoga in the UK www.bwy.org.uk
Some local recommendations :
The Maidstone Homebirth Support group. www.mhbsg.co.uk
Mumsnet. A local site with plenty of contacts for anything you need for Pregnancy, Birth and parenting. www.mumsnet.com
Patrick Houser. Fathers-to-Be. A Kent based author and lecturer working on encouraging men to be more involved in the journey of pregnancy and birth. www.fatherstobe.org
Val Taylor. Independent midwife covering East/West Sussex and Surrey. www.valtaylormidwife.co.uk
Brigid Goodwin is a Tunbridge Wellls based Birthlight Pregnancy yogateacher. Also Astanga Yoga teacher.
A few other very helpful sites :
Active Birth Centre . Set up by Janet Balascas who is a true pioneer. www.activebirthcentre.com
Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services 020 7281 6760 - www.aims.org.uk
Birthchoice UK www.birthchoiceuk.com
Birthing from Within www.birthingfromwithin.com
Breech Birth www.breechbabies.com
Birth Choices www.birthchoicestunbridgewells.co.uk
Home Birth Reference site www.homebirth.org.uk
Independent Midwives UK www.independentmidwives.org.uk
Sheila Kitzinger is a prolific writer of childbirth books as well as respected natural birth advocate. She also set up Birth Crisis for helping with postnatal depression. A very rich and informative website. www.sheilakitzinger.com
Spinning Babies. Easier Childbirth with Fetal Positioning. www.spinningbabies.com
Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) www.tamba.org.uk
Vaginal birth after caesarian section information. www.vbac.com
With Woman. A site with a wealth of great information. www.withwoman.co.uk
Breastfeeding Support Websites
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) 020 7813 1481 - www.abm.me.uk
Breastfeeding Network www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
La Leche League 0845 120 2918 - www.laleche.org.uk
National Childbirth Trust Breastfeeding Line 0870 444 8708 - www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.com
Biological Nurturing with Dr. Suszanne Colson. Breastfeeding and cuddling are viewed as a nutritional and physical continuation of the way a mother’s body cradled and nurtured the baby during pregnancy.
Recommended Books for Pregnancy, Childbirth and parenting: