Birthwise Maya Morgan's Pregnancy Yoga and Active Birth childbirth preparation classes in East Sussex and Kent. Private Pregnancy and Birth consultations, Mother and Baby Yoga classes, Birth Companion (Doula), Postnatal support, Counseling and Breathwork Therapy. Tunbridge Wells/Wadhurst/Crowborough, UK (on sabatical)
Karel Ironside, Active Birth/pregnancy Yoga classes, Brighton, UK 01273 277 309
Julie Krausz, Active Birth/Pregnancy Yoga classes, London, UK , www.juliekrausz.co.uk 020 8459 2903
Association for Pre-and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) Supports the expansion and exploration of the field of study of Pre and Perinatal Psychology. Important information for everyone!
Active Birth Centre Founded by Janet Balaskas... a complete programme of classes and courses to inform and empower you during the months of your pregnancy and to prepare you effectively for birth and parenthood. 'Pregnancy yoga' and 'active birth with yoga' are at the heart of our approach and are for women only. We suggest you start by joining one of these ongoing classes and choose the workshops you want to attend with or without a partner.
Albany Midwives The Albany Midwives is based at the Peckham Pulse, a Healthy Living Centre, at the heart of the community in Peckham, South East London. They believe parents have the right to be given evidence based information in order to make informed choices throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. (Government has effected the closure of this important facility)
AIMS - the Association for Improvements in Maternity Services If you would like to discuss your birth choices, need help with obtaining the maternity care you want, or wish to complain to a maternity unit about care you received. You can telephone on (UK) 0870 765 1433.
Alchemy House Rosanna Kalliabetsos' Hatha Yoga - Reiki - Health Consulting - Birthlight Perinatal & Baby Yoga + Birth Education
Aqua Births is based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is committed to supplying high quality and durable maternity baths to hospitals and the health care sector.
Association of Radical Midwives To share ideas, skills and information with colleagues and clients. To help midwives develop their role as advocates for women's active participation in maternity care. To support midwives in their efforts to provide continuity of care. To explore alternative patterns of care. To encourage the evaluation of developments within the sphere of midwifery practice.
Baby Welcoming Baby Welcoming® provides a unique combination of services for pregnant mothers and fathers, including thera- peutic consulting, resources, recordings, and ceremonies that skillfully welcome babies into the world, created by Cecily Miller M.A..
BedNest Crib A revolutionary invention, which enables a mother to stay close to her baby at night without putting it at risk, has won one of the most prestigious awards in the Nursery Industry.
Belly Belly is Australia's friendliest and most respected online parenting social network, where we explain everything in black and white, without the jargon, so you can make your own informed decisions on all things conception, pregnancy, birth and baby.
Birth Choice UK a wonderful and very useful site for research and resources regarding pregnancy and birth.
Birth Matters Midwifery Consultancy specifically set up to provide information on the Evidence Course for Normal Birth and a brand new course entitled Enhancing Skills for Normal Birth run by Denis Walsh.
Birthlight is a friendly, informal charity, founded by Françoise Barbira Freedman, focusing on an holistic approach to pregnancy, birth and babyhood using Yoga and breathing methods to enhance your and your babies well-being.
Birth Navigators This site is dedicated to Men at Birth, a book by Phil and Genny White and is helping to educate men about childbirth and pregnancy. Men need to learn the significance of pregnancy and childbirth and how their support or lack thereof will effect the most significant relationship of their lives.
Birth with Spirit Hannya Melrose, holistic birth preparation for couples...and much, much more.
The Birth Centre, London, Home Birth, Birth Centre Birth, Hospital Birth, Water Birth, Active Birth, Gentle Birth, Natural Birth or any combination of the above. The Birth Centre is a group of dedicated and professional midwives who love what they do and do it well. The Birth Centre is adjacent to St. George's hospital in Tooting, and is heaven on earth when it comes to family centred birthcare in the London area. 020 7820 6661
Birthing The Future Suzanne Arms' website. Inspirational and educational media to transform the way we think about birthing and the choices we make. Suzanne is a cornerstone to worldwide freedom in birth choices and a profound photographer/filmmaker.
Birth Rites Midwifery Practice BRMP believes each woman can grow a healthy baby, go into labour spontaneously at just the right time for her, labour well, and give birth naturally, unaided. They serve the South London area. 07704771485
Book Dads Our mission at BookDads.com highlights books which show fatherhood in a positive light. Some of the content we bring to you includes: Book reviews, Author spotlights and interviews, Advice and resources for dads to help promote reading to their children, Parenting resources for dads.
Born Online and store front in Bristol and London; fabulous natural items for your developing children. Clothing / Carrying / Furniture Books & Media / Toiletries & Healthcare / Equipment / Pushchairs / Nappies / Toys Great natural items for early family life.
The British Homeopathic Association You will find here a list of all practitioners who are fully trained in homeopathy as well as registered members of their statutory professional body e.g. General Medical Council for doctors. 0870 4443950
Breastfeeding Specialist Deborah Robertson is a Lactation Consultant who: Offers Study Days for those who work with breastfeeding mothers and babies. Helps others who want to become qualified as Lactation Consultants. Has her own private practice serving mothers, fathers and babies in Kent.
Bruce Lipton Bruce H Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. His books, The Biology of Belief and Spontaneous Evolution, are altering our understanding of what is possible. Two of his DVDs are available on this site.
Center for Creative Parenting A comprehensive choice of preconception, prenatal, birth preparation and post-natal services and products can guide you through a unique holistic health program designed to prepare you for the myriad changes, adjustments, and joys that accompany the major transition to parenthood. Northern California based. Great book available as well.
Central Texas Birth Network is a valuable resource for families who are looking for services to help them during pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood.
Central Texas Doula Association aims to raise community awareness about the role of doulas, provide a listing of local doulas.
Consciously Parenting Want to know how to get off to the best start with your new baby? Do you desire to create more connection in your family? Are you struggling with difficult behaviors? A collaboration of professionals and families who are dedicated to providing information, resources and support for conscious decision-making in all areas of family life.
Dad.info is a web based community for fathers that provides very useful information for pregnancy, birth, fatherhood and beyond.
Dad Ireland Ireland's Only Parenting Site for Dads & Dads-to-be. Great support!
DadLabs A company dedicated to providing creative media content and information products to serve this new generation of "Super Dads." Great video presentations on many aspects of being a dad.
Dads House Homes for Fathers and Families (“HOFF”) is a project aimed at providing the same degree of support for single fathers as is available for single mothers in the UK.
Dads Space Dads-Space aims to support dads and provide answers to common parenting questions.
Dad Talk You'll find lots of topical news items on Dad Talk. Use the site search to navigate to those that interest you.
Dads Work is a self help support group for single dads based in Abredeen Scotland.
Dictionary for Dads is a nonprofit organization that shares education, resources, and practical experiences that are fundamental in helping mothers and fathers make informed decisions about parenting. Their goal is to assist parents in raising happy and healthy children. This is a great and bountiful resource for families.
DIYFather.com is an online interactive forum for dads that offers practical information about parenting from a male perspective. They are based in New Zealand.
Divinely Nurtured - a space offering information for all aspects of pregnancy birth and beyond with Suzanne Howlett.
Divorce in a Box In relationship transition? The goal here is to 'break up right' and change the way we deal with divorce. Dealing with children, legal, financial and emotional wellbeing.
Doula UK (doula=birth companion) 0871 433 3103 Founded in 2001 Doula UK is the first network of its kind and is a leading voice in the UK doula movement. The organization aims to set a gold standard among the doula community through providing an independent assessment and mentorship process for new doulas. All members must comply with the Doula UK Code of Practice and Philosophy. The network also runs study days on doula related topics and provides a free Find-a Doula service for parents.
Drug Watch A comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
Dolphin Birthlight Baby Swimming School The holistic approach to baby development in the water. 01954 710 413
Duncan Fisher Duncan was co-founder of The Fatherhood Institute and a long time champion of fathers and families. He has a running blog on family issues and is a great resource for research and current issues in government.
EasyBirthing LA based childbirth hypnosis and yoga for pregnancy by Marie-Paul Baxiu
The Energy Centre They help you feel good, find peace, be happy, be inspired to make empowering health and life changes, have fun, live abundantly and laugh. Also a stellar Kent country-side retreat facility.
Elmer Postle's site for his work as a filmmaker. Projects include: he is currently making one 'little film' per week, a real treat. Also some great DVD products available in the field of 'new thought', including his documentary, The Healing of Birth.
Every Family Matters ...chamging the fabric of our society from the inside out. Every Family Matters was formed to enable the self empowerment programmes of Develop Your Child C.I.C. to be extended into families and the wider community.
Evolution of Dad... is a documentary-in-progress about what it means to be an involved, contemporary father. The film will explore how fatherhood has evolved over time, what its impact has been on family and society; and lastly, how fatherhood will likely continue to evolve. The overall intention is to create a film that is inspiring, thought-provoking and profound.
Families for Conscious Living FCL envisions a world of empowered families who confidently embrace their innate wisdom, intelligence and abilities to acknowledge the wholeness and interconnectedness of life that naturally supports our conscious wellness choices. FCL is a 501C3 national nonprofit whose mission, since 1996, has been to provide education and support to parents who wish to make compassionate, sustainable and conscious choices for their families.
Family Matters Institute Family Matters Institute is an educational charity specialising in research and training programmes to strengthen marriage and family life in Britain.
Family Relationships Magazine The Family Relationships Magazine (originally blog) launched in May 2005 and has been sharing news, resources, and opinion on many aspects of family, parenting, children, health, education, and celebrity news.
Family Rights Group We are the charity in England and Wales that advises parents and other family members whose children are involved with or require social care services. We run a confidential telephone advice service for families.
Father's Home Birth Handbook by Leah Hazard What do a Dutch university lecturer, a US Marine, a Scottish artist, and an English engineer have in common? They have all experienced the transformative power of home birth, and their stories-and many others- are told in this groundbreaking book. You may be surprised just how wonderful, and safe, birthing at home can be. Guys...this is a great one.
Fathers and Families Coalition of America FFCA has a mission to enhance the capacity of service providers throughout the nation, so they will be better equipped to effectively serve fathers, mothers and children.
Fathers At Birth - Your Role in Bringing Your Child into the World, by Rose St. John. An exceptional new book which is a groundbreaking guide for the man who wants to know what his laboring women needs from him and how to meet those needs.
Fatherhood Institute (formerly Fathers Direct) is the national information centre on fatherhood. We're here to help you harness the full potential of fatherhood with news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families. A great and well rounded resource.
Fatherville a resource for fathers...by fathers and about fathers. "We are here to encourage and support dads as they make their journey down the road called fatherhood." Great stuff!
Fiona Grey Independent Midwife "My role is to provide you with an individually tailored service and to work with you to achieve your desired birth whenever possible."
ForeverHeart A baby book designed to support parents of a child who has died before full term, as well as later. Very lovely and important for parents in resolving their loss and remembering their child.
Gentle Water Birthing Pools The Genesis Birthing pool has been specifically designed by Companion Spa of America in conjunction with Imogen Makepeace of Gentle Water for women who have chosen a water birth. The design brief has been compiled from detailed market research and consultation with numerous health and health and safety professionals including radical midwifes and Doulas.
Giving Austin Labor Support Comfort and companionship, prenatal, birth, and postpartum non-medical physical, emotional, and informational support to women with little or no support.
The Good Birth Company is a recognized reseller of the Birth-Pool-in-a-Box product range: inflatable birthing pools designed with the help of mothers and midwives. These pools can be used at home or in hospitals.
Green Parent Magazine Home of the UK's leading green lifestyle magazine.
Greatvine online coaching services.
Holistic Birth Trust We believe that in all relationships love is always the answer. Our intention is to continue learning and teaching this through training programs, our web site, conferences, film, networking and disseminating information. HBT offers a comprehensive training for Childbirth Educators and Birth Companions and for those desiring to recognize the healing in all relationships.
Homebirth Provides information about home birth, for parents who think that it might be the right choice for them, and for health professionals looking for facts and ideas.
Home Dad Welcome to the only UK support group for stay-at-home dads.
Household Companion Uk's leading provider of quality sex education and products in pregnancy and beyond.
HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method - is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. HypnoBirthing® provides the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing. Offering parent classes and practioner training world-wide.
HypnoBabies® is a complete childbirth education course that also teaches Gerald Kein's famous Painless Childbirth techniques to Hypnobabies mothers and fathers so that they can enter hypnosis, deepen it themselves and remain mobile during labor, completely comfortable at all times. Offers parent's classes and instructor training throughout US and Canada.
Hypnofertility Specialist hypnosis for fertility program which will allow you to achieve the optimum fertile state, in Ireland.
Independent Midwives Association Independent Midwives are fully qualified midwives who, in order to practice the midwife's role to its fullest extent, have chosen to work outside the NHS in a self employed capacity, although we support its aims and ideals. The midwife's role encompasses the care of women during pregnancy, birth and afterwards.
Interactive Dad Magazine Gone are the days of Ward Cleaver. Today's dad has new priorities. He wants a satisfying career and time with his family. He wants to be an equal partner. Not just a paycheck. Introducing the parenting magazine for fathers, for daughter-father relationships and father-son relationships. Great on info for financial issues also.
Julie Krausz YogaBirth Located in London...Prepare for your birth and beyond with Julie Krausz - yoga teacher specialising in Yoga for Pregnancy, Active Birth classes, Childbirth Education, Post-natal yoga classes, Breastfeeding education and Massage workshops.
Kent Doulas Every woman should have opportunity to give birth spontaneously with minimal intervention and emotional trauma.' All it requires is a sound understanding of anatomy and physiology coupled with a touch of physics,human understanding, privacy and respect. Sue Stephens providing doula services and conferences in the South of England.
La Leche League Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help, and companionship of the baby’s father. A father’s unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child’s development from early infancy.
One of the charity's basic principles is that 'Alert, active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start'. Breastfeeding help over the phone and a list of local support groups www.laleche.org.uk 0845 120 2918
MIDIRS (Midwives Information and Resource Service) Aims to be the leading international information resource relating to childbirth and infancy, disseminating this information as widely as possible to assist in the improvement of maternity care.
MidwivesOnline is a free access website, written by midwives in collaboration with parents, dedicated to providing professional-based information on all topics relevant to midwifery, pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.
MindBodyBaby is for every couple who wants to find natural ways to enhance their fertility. They have uplifting advice, vital information and free programmes for parents. Including unique products which harness the power of the mind-body connection to help you conceive naturally...or heal from miscarriage.
Modern Mom's Guide to Dads ...ten secrets your husband won't tell you. This is a great book for supporting mothers to understand dads, by Hogan Hilling and Jesse Jayne Rutherford. Highly recommended.
Mommie2be -caters to "soon-to-be" or "first-time" mothers who are now discovering the challenging and rewarding experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood.
Mother and Baby A new range of flower essences for mother, father and baby has been created in partnership with nature to support the journey from conception, through pregnancy, birth and in to new family life together. FANTASTIC!
My Baby Life My Baby Life is the UK's premier parent and baby counselling and coaching experience and Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council & Federation of Antenatal Educators. Nick Hemburrow's initiative.
My Baby Radio Internet radio at its finest with interviews from Midwives, GP's, Health Visitors, Celebrity Parents, REAL MUMS & DADS including specialist shows and great music!
MyBirth.tv A great site by midwife and filmmaker Berny Bos with 100's of short films on pregnancy and birth. Really useful and informative. A YouTube for birth...YouBirth!
My Wife is Pregnant Becoming a father can produce a cocktail of emotions that 99% of the time are not voiced and are expressed in ways that are easily misunderstood. On my wife is pregnant.co.uk you will find stories, advice, diaries and opinions from experienced fathers who have been through the nine months of waiting,crying, shouting and denying the arrival their new born. As well as hearing from expectant fathers who are at various stages of the process.
Natural Childbirth - People, products and advice to help with the natural birth of your child offering resources for UK and USA and soon even more.
Natural Parenting - Australia style. Parenting does not have a destination. It does not have a landing pad where you finally realise it all. Rather it is a journey of maturation and growth. Of learning alongside our children as together we charter unknown territory.
Netmums is a unique local network for mums in the UK with a wealth of information and advice on being a mum or dad in your home town. The network helps mums cope and enjoy being a mum. If you are a Dad, don't be put off by the name, Dad's are welcome too! ... as are child minders, nannies grandparents, health visitors... and anyone working with families.
New Parent Videos A couple of great videos. One for parents, especially dads and the other the best I have seen on breastfeeding. Up close and very instrustive for helping mother and baby 'latch on'.
NOCIRC Welcome to the website of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers, founded by healthcare professionals to provide information to expectant parents, healthcare professionals, educators, lawyers, ethicists, and concerned individuals about circumcision and genital cutting of male, female, and intersex infants and children, genital integrity, and human rights. Website also has a very important and informative video. Info Pamphlet download here
Orgasmic Birth ...the movie/DVD. Orgasmic Birth will provide viewers with an understanding of all that is possible in giving birth for women, babies and families. DVD's for UK purchase and public screenings available from Fathers-To-Be website.
Orgasmic Birth Australia site for Orgasmic Birth film screenings in Australia as well as DVD sales.
Parent Child Relationships - improve your child's potential...is a website as well as doorway to a significant and important a book for supporting families. 'How to be a Champion Parent, and add magic to your family'. "This book is very important, very understandable, and I recommend it to every parent and teacher." Sir John WhitmorePhd
Positive Parents By introducing you to new ways of thinking about yourself and your family relationships through one to one coaching, workshops and books Sue Akins helps you and your family to move forward and create positive change easily.
Prevent SIDS A SIDS prevention method with a 100% success rate. Only mattress wrapping has proven 100% effective in preventing crib death. Simple, straight forward and important.
Purely Essences Our mother & baby range of flower essences has been created specifically to support the journey from conception, through pregnancy, birth and in to life together as a family. The range also includes essences for dads and siblings to use.
Quantum Parenting - Marcy Axness brings together the latest scientific research with ancient spiritual wisdom. A leading-edge source of parenting resources for mothers and fathers wanting to most effectively support the unfolding mind, body and soul of their children…AND realize their magnificent potential as parents.
Reclaim Sex After Birth
you wondered what impact birth
has on your sex life?
have concerns or questions about what to expect
psychologically and physically after birth?
Relaxed Birth and Parenting Dominique Sakoilsky and Louise Bennett are excited to be bringing Relaxed Birth and Parenting Training to those interested in helping empower mothers and fathers to find their own way forward at this remarkable time in their lives.
Robert Moore, Dr. Robert Moore is an internationally recognized Jungian psychoanalyst and consultant in private practice and is brilliant with archetypal men's work.
Robin Grille Australian author of Parenting for a Peaceful World and Heart to Heart Parenting. These are two of the most important books ever written, for parents and professionals.
Sarah J Buckley MD, family physician/GP, writer and mother of four combines the best medical evidence on pregnancy, birth and parenting with her gentle mothering wisdom. Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering is a well written and documented, supportive and nurturing book.
Sheila Kitzinger Sheila is a living legend and the cornerstone of aware birthing practices in the UK and throughout the world. Waterbirth, home birth and more.
Sitaram Partnership A home for family yoga and hypnotherapy. Fertility, conception, pregnancy and birth are all embraced and supported through the various programmes offered.
SOURCE Breath Binnie A Dansby's website for her profound work, SOURCE Process and Breathwork.
Sunrise Birthing One-to-One midwifery care for pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Independent Registered Midwife Anja K-Metzner is available in Sussex, Surrey and parts of Kent, UK.
Sue Palmer Sue is well-known to UK teachers as a specialist in literacy, especially the teaching of writing, but concern about children’s lifestyles led her to research and publish a best-selling book Toxic Childhood: how modern life is damaging our children… and what we can do about it. A significant and important piece of work, for everyone.
Super Dads is a new website designed and run by 2 new and passionate UK dads. Being a father is an honour; a little bundle of joy looking to you for unconditional love. Being a father is enjoyable, tiny faces looking at you to talk in a silly voice or pull a funny face. It's more than just being a father to the children though, it's about being Dad.
The Mother Magazine "The Mother is an international magazine of fertility awareness, conscious conception, peaceful pregnancy, sacred birth, extended breastfeeding, natural immunity and attachment parenting."
Tracy Holloway On the cutting edge of exploration into consciousness, creating reality and effortless living - Life Upgrade is a powerful system through which infinite possibilities to transcend limitation exist.
Twins and Multiple Births Association UK 0870 770 3305
Val Taylor Val is a very experienced independent midwife serving the Brighton and surrounding Sussex areas.
WellMother.org Author of Beautiful Birth Suzanne Yates' site. Well Mother supports the wisdom of parents and babies with massage, shiatsu and exercise. We run courses for health professionals (massage, shiatsu, midwives, doulas and birth educators ) in the UK and abroad (in various languages).
What Babies Want What Babies Want is an award winning documentary film that explores the profoundly important and sacred opportunity we have in bringing children into the world.
White Ribbon Scotland...campaign is for men in Scotland who want to end violence against women.
Wisdom Within Wisdom Within (Your Body) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting natural and holistic approaches to childbirth and reproductive health, based in Salida, CO, USA. A wonderful and very supportive group of folks.
Womb Service Professional Birth Doula, Kristen Downer, providing continuous support throughout labor in Austin, Texas.
Working With Men (WWM) implements and supports work that benefits the development of men and boys. We also seek to raise awareness of issues impacting upon boys and men. We do this through projects, training, consultancy, research and the development of resources and publications. Our network of practitioners, trainers and consultants have substantial experience of working with boys and men. Doing the "Good Work".
Ye-Gads for Dads Ye Gads the website for dads, providing useful information and tips to future fathers and new dads. Created by dads for dads, this site aims to provide a perspective on the facts and realities of pregnancy, the birth and fatherhood from a guys point of view.
YogaBirth Dedicated to supporting women during the childbearing year.YogaBirth offers a full range of specialist classes for the child-bearing year; antenatal, post-natal, baby massage and partner workshops. They also run a training course for new teachers.
YouandYourBaby Julie Whiteheads lovely site designed to support new families. From fitness to firstaid, midwifery to antenatal education and more Julie provides wonderful services in the Portsmouth region of the UK.