It takes a Village
In this section you will find various Websites and Resources to inspire and support you during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period.
Excellent pregnancy & birth resources
A Mothers Place - a FREE Online Antenatal Course. All the basic information you need for a happy and healthy pregnancy. All the most important subjects are covered to support you during this life changing time.
Sarah Buckley - Dr Sarah Buckley, medical doctor and mother of 4 babies born at home, tells the facts and the story of birth and of women’s bodies- the best information for women.
Sarah Wickham - One of our favourite midwives and advocates. Sara Wickham writes excellent, thoughtful and well-researched articles on so many interesting subjects for birth and motherhood.
Spinning Babies - Information for helping breech and posterior babies move into an optimal position for birth.
Books we love
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah J. Buckley
The Oxytocin Factor by Kerstin Uvnas Moberg
New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
HypnoBirthing by Katherine Graves
The Good Birth Companion by Nicole Croft
The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill
The Happy Birth Book by Beverley Turner
The Heart in the Womb by Amali Lokugamage
What Mothers Do by Naomi Stadlen
Three in a Bed by Deborah Jackson
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League
Why Doulas Matter by Maddie McMahon
Why Breastfeeding Matters by Charlotte Young
Why Home Birth Matters by Natalie Meddings
Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter by Rebecca Schille
Breastfeeding Support & tongue-tie specialists
www.northsurreymidwives.co.uk (Angela Horler)
www.lotusmidwife.co.uk (Sarah March)
This is the national list of certified practitioners : www.tongue-tie.org.uk
Moira Mulvey https://osteopathtwickenham.co.uk
Reflexology, aromatherapy, and acupuncture. Specialises in natural induction of labour help
Cranial osteopath, specialising in pregnancy and babies
Homeopath, hires homeopathic birth kits
Chiropractor, specialising in pregnancy and babies
Teddington Midwives is run by Wendy Burman and Louise Nunn, experienced practising midwives, who both live in Teddington providing private antenatal classes and postnatal support visits
Your Emotional Wellbeing
NHS Talking Therapy Service
The local NHS talking therapy service for help with anxiety and depression problems – they run postnatal support groups and fast track treatment appointments for mums: www.richmondwellbeingservice.nhs.uk
Birth Trauma Association
If your birth was a traumatic experience for you, please contact your maternity service for a ‘debrief’ appointment to discuss it. This is a very helpful website if you need further support: https://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk
Dr Oscar Serrallach
A leader in Mother care. Dr Oscar Serrallach is the author of “The Postnatal Depletion Cure” - a postnatal workbook that shows you how to claim your health and energy up to ten years after giving birth. Dr Oscar’s Facebook group - Mothermorphosis is a great resource that is worth exploring.