Helping you along your Motherhood journey

It takes a village, ann this section you will find various Websites and Resources to inspire and support you during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period.

 
 

Positive Birth Information 

The Positive Birth Movement - for positive birth stories, information and inspiration.

Tell me a good birth story

The Positive Birth Group - Twickenham Area


Excellent pregnancy & birth resources

AIMS - Association for the improvement in maternity services

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.

Birthrights

Midwife thinking

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


Placenta encapsulation

IPEN - Find an IPEN Placenta Specialist – Placenta Services Directory Search

Placenta Practice - Amanda Denton, the UK’s first Placenta Encapsulation Specialist


Breastfeeding Support & tongue-tie specialists

The Maris Practice, Breastfeeding Support (Twickenham based)

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

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


Osteopath

Moira Mulvey https://osteopathtwickenham.co.uk


Acupuncture

Michelle Weston
Reflexology, aromatherapy, and acupuncture. Specialises in natural induction of labour help
www.westontherapies.com


Cranial Osteopath

Nargis Ahmad
Cranial osteopath, specialising in pregnancy and babies
www.nargisahmad.co.uk


Homeopath

Melissa Wakeling
Homeopath, hires homeopathic birth kits
www.teddingtonhomeopathy.com


Chiropractor

Nisha Saran
Chiropractor, specialising in pregnancy and babies
www.waldegraveclinic.co.uk


Independant Midwives

Teddington Midwives
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
www.teddingtonmidwives.co.uk


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.